Lone Pine Peak Climber's Log

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Dave S

Dave S - Dec 24, 2007 10:49 pm Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2007

North Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the North Ridge with Anthony B. Hiked in on Saturday via the Meysan Lakes trail, breaking trail with snow up to about 12 inches deep until we gained the ridge below the notch. Gained the ridge and found a good bivy location just above the notch. Sunday we climbed to the summit, belaying and simul-climbing as necessary. Descended the wrong chute and used 4 rappels to get down to the lakes. Found another bivy location and stayed here for the night. Monday morning we hiked out to the car, wading through snow up to waist deep in many places until the snow depths became much more enjoyable below 10K. Great weekend in the mountains!

brutus of wyde

brutus of wyde - Nov 11, 2007 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1999

Windhorse First Ascent

Climbed this route August 8 - 13, 1999 with Em Holland. V 5.9 A3


lefty - Oct 25, 2007 12:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Day Hike

Gotta love the scree slog.


Bill562 - May 15, 2007 1:58 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2007

Lone Pine Peak  Sucess!

Climbed with Mike Zimmerman from campsite at Grass Lake


Robertthethird - Apr 24, 2007 11:19 pm

Northwest slope

Great break in for sierra peaks.


danman3156 - Dec 5, 2006 6:51 am Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2006

North Ridge  Sucess!

Did the north ridge in a grueling day. Snow was not an issue as the route was in great condition. It was cold in the shade but marvelous in the sun. One of the best days I have had in the mountains.


travelin_light - Sep 13, 2006 4:33 am Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2005

Winter Route: April 9-10, 2005  Sucess!

If you want some full on alpine action here is your route. Climbed this with Scotty Nelson (poorboy44). Never had my fingers freeze together before trying to climb rock. Ended getting benighted on the sandy legdes and finished it off the next day. Cool ice climbing at the top of the couloir!

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Aug 15, 2006 11:51 pm

Route: Northwest Slope Date Climbed: Aug. 12, 2006  Sucess!

This big chute above Grass Lake is a horrible scree slog. Didn't mind it too much going down except that members of my party would lose control sometimes and slide. After getting up the chute, we should have avoided traveling on the ridge to get to the peak. Could have traversed lower down and then up to the peak.


bennovak - Aug 14, 2006 4:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

Northwest Slope  Sucess!



bechtt - Jul 12, 2006 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2006

Northwest Slope

Warm-up for McAdie. Really ugly scree slope. Pictures


balajisv - Jul 4, 2006 6:15 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Northwest Slope  Sucess!

Decent snow conditions but loose rock above the snow. Minor rockfall danger (due to snow melting) - one did come down a long way. Some false summits near the top. Climbed with Andrew (sierramtngoat) and Mammen and Truman.


physics - Jul 4, 2006 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

N ridge  Sucess!

climbed the N. ridge w/ Brian from UCLA; roped up for two pitches and soloed the remainder. afterward began the traverse to Peak 3985m.


sierramtngoat - May 30, 2006 10:20 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Northwest Slope  Sucess!

Camp was cold the night before (18 deg. F in our tent) so the snow condition was perfect for cramponning. There was some rock fall from the cliffs to the right of the chute. The upper chute had melted out so we stuck to the left and had little trouble with scree. At the plateau, we traversed NE around a few false summits and climbed a chute that would lead to the true summit. No summit register could be found.


tbnelson - Apr 25, 2006 2:30 am Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

North Ridge  Sucess!

Summited via the North Ridge. Morning was beautiful but after 2-3 hours of climbing conditions turned to whiteout. Last 5-6 pitches were complicated by 2-3 inches of snow plastering the rock. Mid 5th class is definitely harder with a 20 pound pack, mountaineering boots and fresh snow. Otherwise awesome route.


BCL - Feb 23, 2006 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005

Northwest Slope  Sucess!

Lot of scree on this route. Summit is pretty cool.


tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 1:36 pm

Route Climbed: N. Ridge Date Climbed: January  Sucess!

One of the best winter routes I've ever done.


tpdwr - Sep 27, 2005 7:07 pm

Route Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: November 9, 1975  Sucess!

From Tuttle Creek with a bivvy below the plateau. A perfect day on top!


poorboy44 - Sep 14, 2005 12:26 am

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: May 2001  Sucess!

Solo ascent of the North Ridge. My first high Sierra summit.


darkmark - Sep 10, 2005 5:44 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 5 September 2005  Sucess!

I soloed the North Ridge over Labor Day weekend 2005, carrying a light but not ultralight pack (about 17 pounds with bivy gear and full-water capacity). The approach from Whitney Portal is cruisy and gaining the Ridge is, for the most part, unproblematic. Had I intended to do this car-to-car in a day, I would make a point to get an alpine start; the route seemed much longer than its grade (Grade III) suggests.

Two pieces of beta: (1) I would carry about 3 liters of water per person, assuming a car-to-car effort, and leave the stove behind; also, be judicious about consuming those three liters; (2) I screwed up the descent route and ended up downclimbing fourth- and fifth-class cliffs; be sure to go pretty far off the summit plateau to the southwest before taking a hard right.

Great climb though.


Misha - Sep 6, 2005 1:33 am

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

Mike Ybarra and I climbed the route via Meysan Lake drainage on the way to the Whitney or Meysan Basin traverse. We carried full packs with bivy gear and LOTS of water. Due to lack of acclimitization and knowledge of the route, we took nearly 11 hours to reach the summit from the trailhead. Supposedly this was not too bad since we were the only party (out of three) to reach the summit that day. Two other parties settled for a forced/unprepared bivy somewhere on the ridge (!?). We stayed as true to the ridge proper as possible and did encounter some ~5.7 terrain. Belayed for a couple of short pitches and solo'd the rest. Spent a windy but beautiful night on the summit!!

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