Middle Palisade Climber's Log

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Deb - Aug 5, 2013 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2013

Stellar Dayhike  Sucess!

My virgin trip to Middle Palisade Glacier. Began route by jumping from snow to Class 4 pedestal. Hit summit 65 minutes later. Absolutely loved this climb - like a granite ladder!


slagerjon - Jul 30, 2013 9:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2013

Awesome Dayhike!  Sucess!

Alpine start, good conditions, ascended via standard route. Wandered into some stout fourth on ascent up both chutes, route was obvious on descent, should have paid more attention, but the spice was enjoyed. Took a shortcut(probably added 1+ hr. to descent) through the tarn-finger division and around the SE side of finger (NW doesn't work). Car-to-car in a little under 12 taking it easy. Highly recommended!


iditarod81 - Jul 7, 2013 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

Northeast Face  Sucess!

The only way we found the start to Secor's chute was with GPS coordinates. River crossing was really low this year so we rock-hopped accross. Camped by a tarn 11,300 ft up with strong winds. All in all a great climb in a beautiful wilderness area.


mtneering - Feb 14, 2013 11:00 pm

better late  Sucess!

than never to sign this thing


rdesota - Oct 8, 2012 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2003

Great Climb  Sucess!

Climbed with my soon to be wife and had an absolutely great time. The third class is truly epic. Sounds like an oxymoron. Beautiful.


SkyPilot84 - Aug 14, 2012 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Northeast Face  Sucess!

From Finger Lake. We started the route via the loose, red chute (as opposed to Secor's chute). After that we decided the left branch of the main chute looked more promising so we took it. The summit was only a few hundred feet to the left of the top of this chute. We couldn't find the summit register.


cab - Aug 6, 2012 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2012

Northeast Face  Sucess!

Overnight hike from Glacier Lodge with three friends. Just before we crossed the bridge across the North Fork, we encountered a rattlesnake but had no other excitement reaching camp at Finger Lake.

Got an early start the next morning and had no trouble negotiating the boulders to the start of the route. We went out onto the glacier for 50 vertical feet or so (used crampons and axe, but probably not necessary) and easily found the ramp leading to the chute. We stepped over the 1-foot wide gap onto solid rock and then up the ramp to the chute. Climbing the chute was great fun with lots of steep, solid rock that didn't feel very exposed. After summitting, we returned the same way, knocking some rocks down in the process. Don't forget your helmet on this one! Definitely one of my favorite Sierra climbs to date.


dstevenson0204 - Aug 2, 2012 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

Intense but Fun  Sucess!

This was the peak that got me started into mountaineering. Super steep and great exposure! I loved this climb.


Bill562 - Jul 31, 2012 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

NE Face  Sucess!

Via glacier approach with Alvin W, camped at the base on the way back. CA 14er #12 for me, 13 for Alvin

barrel47 - Jun 26, 2012 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

NE Face with Two Teens  Sucess!

With my 14 year old son, my neighbor and his 13 year old son, set out on June 23 and backpacked up to the the tarn just below the Middle Palisade Glacier. Reasonably tough hike, especially the last 1.5 miles of boulder hopping and talus sliding. We left at 5:30am the next morning and enjoyed the sun rise just as we headed up the main moraine. The glacier was still pretty firm, but we made it to the ledge with hiking boots and poles. No problem getting on the ledge, no gap yet. Very enjoyable climbing the entire way up without another party on the mountain (or anywhere in the area for that matter). About 2/3 of the way up, I led the group into a right chute when I should have gone left. Some class 4 in this section that had me concerned about the trip down. At the top of this chute we topped out on a "false" summit (a great summit on its own with a flat top about the size of a kitchen table, very cool), we then down climbed from here and completed the climb from the "correct" chute. Back in camp for dinner that night and then the long walk out on the 25th. Truly an amazing adventure. Our two teens knocked off the adventure with ease.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Jun 17, 2012 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011

Northeast Face

Great day with Jed and Chad.


krrt2000 - Feb 26, 2012 10:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1993

East Face  Sucess!

Great climb, one month after knee micro surgery


danman3156 - Nov 8, 2011 1:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011

East Face  Sucess!

Fun 3rd class! Second day of a two week backpacking trip.


ssbclimber - Oct 8, 2011 2:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010

Middle Palisade

Attempted with Ezra Danciu. Couldn't find the entry chute and glacier had receded way back from the rock being so late in the year. Looks awesome and will definitely try again. Next time I'll camp at Finger Lake though. It's a long haul to make car to car in a day.


Quadaxial - Oct 5, 2011 12:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

Success on Northeast Face  Sucess!

Fantastic class 3! Definitely veered into some class 4 at times, but wonderful.


cbuelow - Sep 19, 2011 1:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011

Northeast Face  Sucess!

Great day with JedSMG and Ol' Walsher...camped at Finger Lake and had the route to ourselves...

Mark N

Mark N - Sep 13, 2011 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2011

NE Face  Sucess!

Third attempt - first and second attempts were in late season/low snow years and the first move off the glacier was considerably harder. Much easier this time!


oliverkalt - Aug 21, 2011 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

NE-face, great climb  Sucess!

Great route on good rock with the usual slight gravel topping. The entry ledge was easy to spot and the rest was obvious. Perfect weather, perfect climb, perfect day!


Kapelmuur - Aug 9, 2011 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011

As a dayhike  Sucess!

Long day from the trailhead up Northeast Face--16 hours roundtrip. Perfect weather but hellish mosquito warfare through Willow Lake area.


TheNobleSunfish - Jul 25, 2011 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010

Second time!  Sucess!

Fun ascent by the standard route with Caltech Alpine Club.

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