dayhike via cl 2 Meysan Creek route
Hiked up solo from our camp near Grass Lake - hit the summit at 9am with beautiful weather. The left hand side of the chute is decent - but I use that term loosely.
Dayhike. Jason hiked up with me to Grass lake to fish while I went solo up the slope and to the summit. Staying left on the way up keeps you out of the loose stuff. Coming down was a fun "ski".
Fun climb with my wife and our dog
Great weather for this overnighter.
Did the Complete North Ridge from the desert floor in a 29-hour no-bivy-gear car-to-car push with Scotty Nelson and Charles Ince.
Pulled this great route off in winter of 2009 with my good buddies Nate Ricklin and Scotty Nelson. We did it a 29 hour push with two brew stops.
3 day climb. camped at 10,500. super tough route finding. spring conditions with a grueling mix of sand, scree, rock, snow, ice and bushwhacking. awesome all in all. www.tinyurl.com/lonepine
North Ridge, belayed to top in dark, bad gully reverse, thank you space blanket.
But they only made for great photos.
Very windy and cold. On the summit it was hard to stand up. Had to hide in the rocks. I think it was the second storm of the season. This combination of wind and cold made the scree easy hike in a round-trip time of 3 hours, from below Grass Lake.
...if you love it, climb this peak!! Took enough down in my boots to start my own mountain.
The views off the top make the slog worth it.
Oh yeah climbed the NW Slope
IV 5.9 A1 Climbed with Mark Bowling. Loose!
Great day, a little on the warm side, no wind, mosquitoes followed us from the creek all the way to the North Ridge. Long day of easy to moderate climbing with spectacular scenery and big exposure. The descent sucks, not hard but a slog in sand and rock scree. But I'll take 7 hours of fun climbing and 30 minutes of scree any day.
Other half of 2-day with Thor.
Climbed Autumn Ledges with Kostas on March 2-3, 2008 in what we believe is the FWA of the route. The approach and first pitch to the fir tree required crampons and ice axes but above that we were in rock shoes the whole way to the summit.
In reference to poorboy44's post above: he was definitely off route, see route page for more info.
got my head bashed in by a rock let loose by the party above...that was a little too close for comfort! Other than that, it was a great day and a nice climb.
via North Ridge. Great climb!
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!