is mostly class 2 from Long Lake, with some decent class 3 near the top if you want it. (It's possible to keep it all class 2 if you stay off the very crest of the ridge.)
Fallback peak after ill-fated attempt on Mt. Abbot.
Came back and did Abbot in 7/13.
Great class-3 scramble up the NE ridge, followed by a slog down the south face and then ESE to Long Lake. Not too shabby at all for a relatively short outing.
Fun climb up the northeast chute and then the ridge to the summit. Spent about an hour on top enjoying the views and breeze before heading up to Mono Pass.
From Ruby Lake in between the large sub-peak and the main peak. I found it to be easy Class 3. Four other weary climbers joined me after we had summitted Mount Starr.
Whoever had the nerve to call the north side Class 2 is high! It was wholly Class 3 with some tense 4 in the chute that splits white granite from black shit. I wanted an easy peak after 4 days of alpine running and cycling - uh, this wasn't exactly it. Didn't see any signs of passage in this chute. Traversed ridge to summit and exited east slope staying on rock instead of scree. Fun downclimb. And bonus - I got properly hailed on!
An easy and very scenic trip following a very long day the day before. Up the southwest ridge after checking out Mills Lake and the surrounding area.
Had me short of breath.
One of the Sierra Newcomers who did the hike with ridgeline. Very enjoyable.
On the way back from Mt Mills during the 2008 Sierra Challenge. Nice scramble and great views.
Fun easy climb
After Mt. Starr in Sept 06. About 50 minutes base-to-base.
Good moonlight hike. Trip Report
Did this hike with some Sierra Newcomers, along with some knee tendon rehab, it was an enjoyable hike. Spent the rest of the day in The Valley.