Laurel Mountain Climber's Log

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Darren9

Darren9 - Nov 29, 2011 2:28 am Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2011

Great early winter climb  Sucess!

SMG climbed the NE ridge. Enjoyed the view and the scrambling. Great day!

WayneFry

WayneFry - Nov 28, 2011 2:46 am Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2011

NE Slope  Sucess!

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.

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Aug 14, 2011 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

Mendenhall Couloir Variation  Sucess!

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.

calipidder

calipidder - Jul 31, 2011 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

From Laurel/Bloody Saddle  Sucess!

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...

PrestonRhea

PrestonRhea - Jan 21, 2011 3:35 am Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2011

NE Gully  Sucess!

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.

tb00957 - Sep 7, 2010 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

From saddle  Sucess!

Went up from saddle between Laurel and bloody. Good conditioning hike. Not very interesting route.

seano

seano - Aug 17, 2010 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

NE Gully  Sucess!

Spiced it up a bit by climbing the ridge to the left near the top. Fun stuff.

boyblue

boyblue - Jul 18, 2010 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1982

Traverse From Bloody  Sucess!

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.

WML

WML - Jul 9, 2010 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010

long  Sucess!

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

granjero

granjero - Mar 3, 2010 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2010

NE Gully Up, Snowboard Down  Sucess!

Great climb/run! Gotta do in summer now.

bearbnz

bearbnz - Mar 30, 2010 6:23 pm

Re: NE Gully Up, Snowboard Down

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.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Dec 1, 2009 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

NE Gulley  Sucess!

First big Cl4-5 solo climb. Loved every minute of it, despite being tired from the Whitney MR/MT loop the day before.

scottmitch

scottmitch - Sep 26, 2009 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

ne gully  Sucess!

solo 5 hrs ctc

sardude

sardude - Sep 23, 2009 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2007

went off route  Sucess!

NE Colour kinda. Willy and I.

rhyang

rhyang - Sep 21, 2009 11:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

NE Gully  Sucess!

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.

kellendv

kellendv - Jul 12, 2009 12:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2009

NE Gully solo  Sucess!

Decent route. some poor rock, some good. The descent does seem to go on forever.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Nov 4, 2008 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1998

Heavy snow  Sucess!

Took the dry northwest ridge.

96avs01

96avs01 - Aug 31, 2008 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

Side trip en route to Lake Genevieve  Sucess!

Followed several faint use trails up the south slope, staying west of the three gray rock patches. Had the summit to ourselves.

danman3156

danman3156 - Aug 27, 2008 1:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

NE Gully  Sucess!

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.

Misha

Misha - Jul 27, 2008 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

NE Gully  Sucess!

Fun and casual climb with Barry.

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