Middle Palisade Climber's Log

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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.

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).


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.

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.



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.

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