Middle Palisade Climber's Log

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requiem - Aug 17, 2008 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

my first fourteener!  Sucess!

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!


BCL - Aug 6, 2008 10:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

NE Face  Sucess!

Camped at tarn above finger lake. Took right fork of main chute. Class 4 traverse to summit.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Jul 15, 2008 3:38 am

NE Face in 1978

Sakonnet Ledge Rats on Tour of the Sierra Nevada!
NE Face (right branch)


BradBartick - Jul 12, 2008 10:02 pm

Middle Pal on 2nd try  Sucess!

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.


skotty - Jul 8, 2008 12:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1980

Good birthday, 11th 14er  Sucess!

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.


Peak_Bagger - Apr 28, 2008 2:34 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2004

Fun one  Sucess!

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.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 1:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2004



Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

I like...  Sucess!

all the big fat marmots pikas you meet along the way. If it weren't for them, I don't think I would have enjoyed this 14er that much.


bighornmonkey - Dec 25, 2007 9:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Done...  Sucess!

Up it twice! This mountain can be dangerous if there are several parties climbing it due to loose rocks


dshoshone - Oct 17, 2007 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

NE Face  Sucess!

Fun climb, once you're in the main shute just bear left and you can't go wrong. Unlike the group ahead of me who went right and ended up skunked. Thank God they went the wrong way, all I heard was screaming, yelling, and rocks crashing down the right hand chute.


lefty - Sep 20, 2007 1:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Northeast Face  Sucess!



CookieMonster - Aug 16, 2007 12:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Almost made it!

The glacier turned me back at ~13,000ft. It only had an inch of soft snow with glare ice underneath. There are also open crevases as of Aug 10th. One fall = you are screwed without an axe. My backup plan was the "red and white" route. Unfortunately, I got lost below Finger Lake and wasted an hour. Didn't like the look of the "red and white," so I'll come back another day. Took approx. 11.5 hours RT for this first timer. Expect 12 hours RT if you are fast and know the route.


salad - Jul 29, 2007 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Route Climbed: NE Face  Sucess!

Day hike, really enjoyed the chute. Looks a lot more challenging from the approach.


eggheadsherpa - Jul 16, 2007 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

NE Face  Sucess!

Climbed the NE face with four others from SoCal. A very fun climb with solid handholds throughout. We went up the "Main Chute" and came down the "Secor Chute". The Main Chute has solid handholds but loose rock, and the runout is a bit intense. After that the route has some great class 3 climbing for 1,000ft.


plume - Jun 24, 2007 2:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

East Face  Sucess!

Great climb w/ the wife. ONe of the most beautiful summits in the Sierra.

Dave S

Dave S - Jun 21, 2007 2:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

East Face  Sucess!

Solo climb via East Face - beautiful day in the mountains! Ran into Tomcat and friends along the way.


fossana - Apr 8, 2007 10:45 pm

E Face  Sucess!

Aug ?, 2001

tb00957 - Jan 11, 2007 11:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2006

mid pal  Sucess!

Using several trip reports, we stayed completely class 3 or lower. A bit loose but great fun.


ChuckO - Oct 2, 2006 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

NE Face  Sucess!

Solo from camp at Finger Lake. Lived up to all the advertisment - loose rocks down low, fun ledges, awesome summit views, lots of elevation gain. Used Bob Burd's lower entrance chute instead of Secor's - loose crumbly rock, but a straight forward route to find.


MoapaPk - Sep 7, 2006 3:14 am

Re: NE Face

You know, after looking at pictures of the route, I'm still not sure what the heck Secor was talking about. I understood Bob Burd's instructions, though.

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