Laurel Mountain Climber's Log

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

Heavy snow  Sucess!

Took the dry northwest ridge.


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

NE Gully  Sucess!

Fun and casual climb with Barry.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Jul 4, 2008 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

NE Gully  Sucess!

This was a lot easier than I expected, mostly class 2. It's so different from the rest of the Sierra. Amazing colors.


forjan - Aug 21, 2007 10:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

NE Gully  Sucess!

Soloed with Deb & Dave Daly. Easy relaxing day out. Hot & dusty descent though. Took a refreshing dip in Convict Lake.

Route Climbed: NE Gully
Date Climbed: August 6, 2005

Climbed on snow for the first 300 vertical feet of the route. Unfortunately, the 5.2 crux move was buried under 12+ feet of snow and missed it. So, instead, I picked my way up on class 4/low 5th cracks just to the left of the main gully to compensate for it. A decent scramble. I climbed with SCMA members Murray Z and Cathy R.


Deb - Aug 20, 2007 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

NE Gulley  Sucess!

Fun, easy climb with 2 "cool dudes" even though it was a blazing warm day with a late start. 5th class sections were a blast and change in rock composition kept it interesting. North ridge descent bites ass but it's the quickest way down.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Aug 20, 2007 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

via NE Gully  Sucess!

What a fun route! Even though there is a bit of loose rock throughout the route, the overall quality was quite excellent....and so was the company I was with: Miguel and Deb....great partners! No problems finding our way up this fun scramble. The crux: the "furnace" like heat on the descent back to the trailhead! :P Overall time car-to-car (including lunch at the summit and a swim in Lake Crowley): 7 hours 20 minutes. Would do it again!


mybackyard - Jul 3, 2007 6:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

NE Gully  Sucess!

Started the route at 4:30 am and reached the summit at 7. There were some fun sections. Alot of crap rock so beware if you have people climbing below you. the last 500 feet or so below the summit is a seemingly endless scree slog. Oh, and do not forget the mosquito repellent!

Jim Carr - Jun 15, 2007 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2003

Minor Epic in NE Gully

Nice climb on largely good rock, but got off route and lost a lot of time. Underestimated the pace of our progress. Partner got beaned in the leg by football-sized rockfall. Got as high as the band of red rock and decided to abort rather than risk being benighted without good bivy gear. Did several rappels and some downclimbing. Left a disappointingly large (and expensive) amount of gear on the route, but got back out before dark. Will plan better next time.


steve_hiebert - Jun 13, 2007 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2006

NE Gully  Sucess!

This route was really interesting. There was some nice rock on the bottom. Descent seemed to go forever.


ChuckO - Jun 7, 2007 11:02 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Route: NEGully  Sucess!

Excellent day out with Mike Schasch (see his good description below). Part of a Memorial Day triple-header (w/ University and BearCreekSpire). Thanks Mike!

Climber Dave

Climber Dave - May 21, 2007 9:06 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2007

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

Got in early to Climb Bloody Mt on Sunday. Had some extra time so bagged this one. Went up trail to the Bloody-Laurel saddle then followed the ridgeline up (more or less) Huge pile of scree and talus!! No register/or box at summit


bcd - Mar 20, 2007 3:37 am Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2004


Up the N Ridge for a fun ride down the NE Gully


cp0915 - Sep 25, 2006 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

NE Gully  Sucess!

An excellent route. A great finish to a fantastic Sierra weekend with Rick K.


tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 1:32 pm

Route Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: February  Sucess!

Perfect neve in gully, rock slabs covered with water ice. A little post holeing to summit ridge. With James Barnett.


Finley - Oct 11, 2005 8:23 pm

Route Climbed: NE gully (roughly--I think) Date Climbed: October 7, 2005

This was a day trip from Las Vegas (6AM--midnight including drive time). I was the weak link of the group of 3 and was so slow ascending that we descended after reaching the ridge at 11,050 ft. (GPS reading) north of the peak.

aleasure - Aug 29, 2005 6:56 pm

Route Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: 8-27-05  Sucess!

A fun scramble. Did it in approach shoes 4.5hrs round trip. The highlight being tunneling under the snow. Good rock and views. I would recommend scree gaitors for the descent.

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