Laurel Mountain Climber's Log

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Rick Kent

Rick Kent - Jul 25, 2005 7:36 pm

Route Climbed: SW Slope Date Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

NE Gully sounds fun, but this was only a side-trip and I simply bagged it via the SW slope on my way down from Bloody Mtn. The slope is mostly loose and unpleasant crap.

cottersnow - Feb 28, 2005 3:22 pm

Route Climbed: Mendenhall Route Date Climbed: 2004-2005  Sucess!

Great route with pretty good rock. Awesome for training and trying to match Croft's 3 hour car to car time.


plume - Feb 13, 2005 2:41 am

Route Climbed: Northeast Face/ Gully Date Climbed: August 20, 1982  Sucess!

Soloed this at age 13.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 21, 2004 8:48 pm

Route Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2004  Sucess!

An unusual and highly worthwhile scramble--part canyoneering, part climbing! We didn't use the rope, but one or two of the friction slabs higher up were steep enough that once I'd started up them I began to think that maybe I should at least have changed from my boots into my rock shoes...

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 5, 2004 1:47 am

Route Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: Sept 24, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew and I climbed this as a warm-up for Clarence King on an absolutely beautiful fall day. We carried rope and gear but used none of it, climbing in our boots. Highly enjoyable scrambling.


bobpickering - Sep 26, 2004 10:18 pm

Route Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

I wanted to do this route as soon as I read Croft's description. In early season, it had snow much later than I expected. Then I broke my foot and had to take 7 weeks off. Last weekend, the weather looked awful, so I found something else to climb (Mt. Goode).

Today, it finally came together. I forgot my maps and route descriptions, so I had to wing it. I made a major screw-up on the approach, but the actual climb went very well: 2:15 from the beginning of the rock climbing to the summit. The upper several hundred feet of the gully looked like mostly loose scree. I followed a rib that looked a little more difficult on slightly better rock and ended up maybe 200 feet to the right of the summit. The variation was class 2 and 3, and I don't regret doing it.

jeffn - Aug 21, 2004 9:03 pm

Route Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: August 20, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed with thall23, her first 5th class climb. Never roped up. We have another idiot climber with us.


thall23 - Aug 21, 2004 8:59 pm

Route Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: August 20, 2004  Sucess!

Got off route right, then off route left on the way up and then bitched about Croft's descent information all the way down. Nice climb, though.

forkliftdaddy - Aug 16, 2004 1:52 pm

Route Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: August 10, 2004  Sucess!

Scrambled the route in approach shoes. Easy, fun, and more climbing than I expected. Summit was great. Beautiful views and very still. Descending the ridge was beastly hot, and then I missed the best descent gully. Took about 7.5 hours, round trip.


tiogap - Jul 11, 2004 7:57 pm

Route Climbed: NE Gully Variation Date Climbed: July 10,2004  Sucess!

Fun and varied climb


Lara - Jan 27, 2004 6:49 pm

Route Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: August 2003

There’s nothing like the dirtpile rock of our route up Laurel Mtn to make one worship Sierra granite. Washed in the light of the setting sun, beautiful views of Convict Lake and the surrounding peaks helped distract me from my growing concern about sleeping on a tiny ledge (only big enough for one). Happily, D and I finished climbing just before dark. The adventure continued as we still had hours of route finding ahead of us as we hiked down the back side in the dark. An exhausting and fantastic trip.

mtnfoto - Jan 20, 2004 1:22 pm

Route Climbed: NE Gully Date Climbed: 1976  Sucess!

No snow in the gully. Nice day hike. Climbed it with Brian West.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Aug 16, 2003 11:36 pm

Route Climbed: South - North traverse Date Climbed: July 5, 1996  Sucess!

This was my younger brother's initiation into peak-bagging, and it damn near wiped him out. And he still climbs with me now and then... :)

Trip Report


Diggler - Aug 15, 2003 6:41 pm

Route Climbed: (1/2 of) NE Gully Date Climbed: 10 August, 2003  Sucess!

Incredible climb- in different ways. Started from the trailhead at 9.45 with LJ, with beautiful weather. Got to start of climb in decent time. Beginning went smoothly, but about 1/2way (when one starts encountering the reddish rock), lost track. Soon we were on horrendous 'rock,' climbing at a much slower pace than anticipated. Though off-route, did our last 'pitch (I'd go ahead, attached to the rope but not placing any pro, find a big ledge, & belay)' right as it got dark. Finally topped out on gentle N slopes after 21.00. Summited at 22.07, leaving at 22.22. Horrible descent. Reached car after losing end of trail, at 4.36- another Sierra epic!!!

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