Really enjoyed this climb, the approach was a bear, especially in the moraine section, but the climb itself (NE Face) is absolutely spectacular. Thanks Jared and John for the great route finding, I'm glad I didn't cash in the chips at 13k. Little long for a day hike, back in LA at 4am...
Started up the 3rd class ledge, but turned uphill too quickly and missed Secor's chute. Not too big of a problem, but the top steepens to 4th class for about 20 feet before joining the main chute.
Went car-to-car from Glacier Lodge in 10.5 hrs, 5.5 to the summit. Finger Lake is gorgeous, and the summit is cool, but the rest of the route was unpleasant.
From the tarn above Finger Lk.
Finger lake camping was great! Stay to left at the top...
I climbed this with a PCS group led by Ron Karpel.
Fun stuff, 4th class.
Climbed from Finger Lake. Fun climbing the entire way.
Day hike. Finally made it 22 days later then expected and with the help from Chris from SMC. It was worth the wait as the route was pushing my skills and more people on the route would not have made me happy.
The moat made entrance to the ledge described by Secor a little spicier than normal (a few class 4 moves). Really enjoyed this route, but would not want to be in any of the chutes during a busy summer weekend!
I loved this route!!! Classic Sierra Third Class!!
Daytrip from South Fork. Fun class 3 climbing.
Sometimes fun, sometimes tedious. Outstanding summit view.
ditto, went up with squishy. did a lot of the (piss-poor) routefinding on the mountain with a broken finger; so our route meandered a little from established routes. regardless it was a great experience for sure!
Camped at tarn above finger lake. Took right fork of main chute. Class 4 traverse to summit.
Sakonnet Ledge Rats on Tour of the Sierra Nevada!
NE Face (right branch)
Did MP two years ago with LVMC. Great route and pretty straightforward. Got lighteninged off the first attempt solo, but came back with friends and found victory.
Mosquito nightmare (I can't think of a better word to describe it). Above about 12,000 feet however, it was a great climb the most sustained solid class 3 I've done. Only 3 California 14ers left.
Did the east face. It was a beautiful approach passing lots of cool lakes. The glacier was a pain to traverse. We attempted a 5.5 trad route but had to bail b/c of snow. Then went for the normal route which was also hard b/c of snow.
CLIMBED ON A LVMC OUTING LED BY XAVIER VIA THE E FACE...AN EXCELLENT CLIMB