Climbed with brothers Jon & Andrew to celebrate (commemorate?) my 50th.
SMG climbed the NE ridge. Enjoyed the view and the scrambling. Great day!
Climbed the NE slope from Convict lake and followed the ridge to the summit. Took about 6.5 hours for our group of 9 to reach the top.
Car to summit in 2:25, solo. Lower portion covered in snow, so climbed loose 3rd class on the right. At one point you had to go underneath a slab of snow! Fun, but weird climbing overall. Missed the left turn to the right gully in the red band and ended up going up a smooth grey slab to a point north of the summit. Descended the large bowl to the north of the summit, then down a steep trail through brush.
Gnarly storm weekend. Got an early start and planned on the Laurel/Bloody double but storms built crazy fast and we were in thunder/lightning/rain by the time we made it down from the quick Laurel summit. No bloody today...
Having done it earlier in the summer as a rock climb, it seemed only fitting to climb it as a massive snow climb. Both were fun, definitely comparable in difficulty. I still think the descriptions of the "worst rock you will encounter" are very blown out of proportion; felt decently solid wherever I climbed up there.
Went up from saddle between Laurel and bloody. Good conditioning hike. Not very interesting route.
Spiced it up a bit by climbing the ridge to the left near the top. Fun stuff.
Great view. Still a tremendous amount of snow on the surrounding peaks, but this route was mostly snow-free. Descended north side to the plateau then dropped down east to Convict Creek/ Lake.
very long climb, lots of bad rock if you get off route, and pretty much took the same route Forjan described due to snow down low
Great climb/run! Gotta do in summer now.
Nice job boarding that. Have you done Bloody Couloir? Just curious how they compare. I did Bloody and found it intimidating looking down from the top, but really not so difficult.
First big Cl4-5 solo climb. Loved every minute of it, despite being tired from the Whitney MR/MT loop the day before.
solo 5 hrs ctc
NE Colour kinda. Willy and I.
Climbed with Laura Molnar. We wimped out and brought climbing shoes, but only used them on the first technical section (5.2 ?) then switched to approach shoes for the rest. Very fun route ! Great views and a perfect day.
Descended via the hanging valley noted in Bob's route page - not really that brushy, though doing it in shorts would be rough. There was a pretty good use trail for most of the way.
Fascinating rock - this would be a dream climb for a geologist.
Decent route. some poor rock, some good. The descent does seem to go on forever.
Took the dry northwest ridge.
Followed several faint use trails up the south slope, staying west of the three gray rock patches. Had the summit to ourselves.
Fun solo climb, the different types of rock are amazing. The decent dragged on for a while but convict lake makes for a nice reward.