Fun! I climbed this with mrwsierra. I think Fall is an excellent time to climb this, since the boggy meadows of Illiouette Creek are almost entirely dried up so crossing that area is pretty easy.
I found an arrowhead just below the summit. I wondered what they were hunting up there--bighorn sheep, perhaps?
Bob Burd provides excellent directions for the approach. Too bad I didn't follow them on the way in! Great climb (but I am not sure I could have done it with a pack on). Kudos to those who daytrip this and do the ridge traverse!
Very enjoyable climb. BP in to Grayling lake, and bagged Clark and Gray. The step across was quite a thrill and the summit views were amazing - Yosemite Falls and the back of half dome reared some very teasing moments.
Very fine trip with Kris with spectacular bivy. Down SE Arete, completing traverse of the mountain. D7's proved to be universal shoes - you can climb neve and carve telemark turns with them...
My second attempt and this time succesful! I climbed with Rob and did it in a day from Happy Isles. We climbed NW Arete and down climbed SE Arete thus completing the traverse. 2 for the price of 1! :)
Unforgetable climb, this peak is pretty amazing. I'll try to post the trip report soon.
Climbed with friend Matt and five ten year olds from a summer camp. Awesome peak and awesome kids!
I did it as a solo day hike. Took longer than I expected, 18 hrs. car to car from Curry Village. The ridge is impressive and somewhat intimidating.
I followed the arete, but got stuck when I got to the upper part. I decided to traverse to the right and try to climb above the saddle between Gendarme Robert and the face. I followed small ledges and cracks, but whichever way I went I would get stuck at a point where it seemed to be to risky to solo it considering my limited experience and remote location. So being probably no more than 50 feet below the summit ridge and after over an hour of trying I chickened out and turned around. The mountain will still be there.
Got myself into a 'bushwhacking hell' on the way down.
Warren Storkman apparently did this dayhike from Happy Isles in 12hrs back in the 70's. So I gave it a go, but came in at 12.5hrs. But what a fine hike - who would have thought November weather could be so nice? Trip Report.
Having only climbed for just 2 years before going up Mt. Clark (1995), this was a hallmark ascent for things to come. My love for backcountry climbing blossomed upon taking the new challenges Clark offered. Nice exposure and casual technical climbing. I'll never forget the experience!
Luckily I was only "nearly petrified" so I was able to reach the summit anyway.
We climbed Mt. Starr King in the morning, then hauled our butts over to Mt. Clark. It was a long haul. We were exhausted when we reached the arete, so we napped for a while, then climbed late in the afternoon. I thought it was exhilarating. We bivied on the west side of the arete near the base, which was quite nice, then hiked out the next morning. Trip report