Middle Palisade Climber's Log

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Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

awesomeness   Sucess!

favorite scramble, make sure there is a party ahead for more fun. Day-hike with Chad.


TheNobleSunfish - May 3, 2011 2:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

Amazing Climb  Sucess!

First real class 3 route. Fantastic.


GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

NE Face  Sucess!

Did a day climb of the NE Face with Richard P.


mrchad9 - Sep 27, 2010 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

NE Face  Sucess!

What a lovely mountain.

Second Vitaliy's sentiments...


CWessels - Sep 9, 2010 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Northeast Face  Sucess!

Day hike from Glacier Lodge. Took the chute (climber's) left of Secor's and got a little confused. Eventually dropped into the correct chute to finish. Pretty fun climb. Didn't need axe or crampons, but poles helped. I will say that the red-rock band that leads up from the moraine and into the main chute looked pretty sketchy; I think the class 3 ledge from the glacier was a better choice (and it's not too hard to find).

DHeuschele - Aug 24, 2010 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Failed - lost Helmet and black mesh bag with contents

I meant to take the Secor route, but ended up far left of the summit (~200 vertical feet below summit and ~450 horizontal feet from summit) with not enough water to attempt a descent and ascent via differt route. Mistake I made was early on the secor route going too far left and ending on wrong side of little ridge.

Real reason for post is that I lost a helmet and black mesh bag with contents between Finger Lake and Middle Palisades glacier. If found please contact me at Hoysch@hotmail.com or 858-312-6020. I can describe contents of black mesh bag to verify that it is mine.



CWessels - Sep 5, 2010 5:56 pm

Re: Failed - lost Helmet and black mesh bag with contents

I made the exact same mistake yesterday, but somehow found a way around the ridge on the right and dropped down into Secor's to finish the route. Sorry, I didn't see any of your things at Finger Lake; hope you get them back.


boyblue - Jul 5, 2010 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1981

NE Face  Sucess!

With Dave McLaughlin. Excellent weather and conditions. Even the bergshrund was a breeze. Very enjoyable route and an outstanding view.


sespegorilla - Jun 29, 2010 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010

Middle Palisade  Sucess!

Davi Rivas and David Stillman via the East Face from Finger Lake.


pratyush - Jun 9, 2010 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009

summitted  Sucess!

...with Bill Kells, Marc Allen, Nisheeth Srivastava and Patrick Sanan, on 17-19 Sep' 2009, via the Northeast Face (class 3)


kraymes - May 20, 2010 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

NE Face  Sucess!

With fluffy snow forcing me to the east side of the face. I pretty much thought this was 4th class. I was glad to find Secor's 3rd class ledge exit on the descent.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Best Cl3 Ever  Sucess!

Except for heading up the wrong chute first, a wonderful climb. Camped 2 nights at the tarn above Finger Lake.


fatdad - Oct 1, 2009 4:36 pm

Great class 3 route  Sucess!

Soloed this back in the early 90s. Bivied at a nice tarn about Finger Lake, tagged the summit and hiked out the following day. Good adventure getting across that moat.


PellucidWombat - Sep 27, 2009 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

Perfect Day  Sucess!

Dayhike via the NE Face route with 3 others. We caught alpenglow views from Finger Lake, and we never saw a single cloud the entire day. No one else was on the route, and there was negligible wind on the summit. AND we were back down in time for dinner and beer.



sardude - Sep 23, 2009 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

did it  Sucess!

3rd class route w/ paul.


ylamurto - Sep 21, 2009 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2009

NE Face  Sucess!

See Bill's post below.

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - Sep 16, 2009 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2009

NE Face  Sucess!

NE Face with Tommi, Rob, Stefan, and Marina. We opted for the glacier start which required an exposed step across the 'shrund.

J Fox

J Fox - Aug 31, 2009 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

NE Face  Sucess!

Did as a day hike. Outstanding views and weather made this a great climb. Saw 4 other climbers on the NE Face and only 1 had a helmet, pretty crazy with all the loose rock.


Ashburt - Aug 26, 2009 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

NE Route  Sucess!

Camped at the beautiful Finger Lake Friday night, then started hiking the mountain Saturday morning via the NE face. Summitted around 11:45 with gorgeous weather and views! Great climb!


Wobby - Aug 17, 2009 3:29 am

Farquar Route  Sucess!

We took the sketchy-ass Farquar Route, blindly ignoring Secor's warnings about "lose rock", "easy to get off route", and "for experienced climbers only". It was pretty bad, not so much because of exposure or loose rock or difficult route-finding, but because of a huge buildup of all three. Still, we found what I am pretty sure was the correct route, and made the top.

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