Day hike in winter
Day hike from Onion Valley.
Day hike from Onion Valley. Nice snow climb up the steep North chute. Traveresed around after finding the rock on the North Ridge a bit too exposed without a rope. Great day way to spend a day in the Sierra.
I climbed this peak on a SPS trip. This a great half day climb. We got up to the summit in 2 1/2 hours and got down in a 1/2 hour before the thunder storms got us.
Snowed about 8" in the morning. when it cleared up in the afternoon we decided to run up before it snowed again. Climbing the ice/snow covered rocks on the ridge in plastic boots was memorable
Very cool climb with some fun, but limited, Class 3. Great views! We dayhiked from Onion Valley campground.
Bypassed the final difficulties on the north ridge by traversing to the west, and found the crux moves to be surprisingly delicate. Descended the sand slopes on the west side--glad I didn't go up that way!
Epic winter ascent. The arete had double cornices in places! Great mixed climbing though. This was a heavy snow year and we had to start at Grays Meadow Campground in Owens Valley.
Tougher than it looked. But fun. Trip Report
Did this one as a warm-up for University Peak the following day. Climbing south along the top of the ridge was pretty cool.
Great route, no scree, and rock was solid. Fun airy traverse to the summit. This is a great half-day hike. It's the perfect choice for the day you arrive in the Sierra.
Initially attempted the North Ridge, but I didn't feel good about doing one of the moves near the top unroped with my son. We went lower, swung around to the South Ridge, and easily climbed to the top. Lots of fun once you get out of the scree. Excellent views. Nice half day when you don't have the time for a longer approach.
Climbed with Bill Plummer, dayhiked the peak, sweet views