Mount Conness Climber's Log

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ScarsPapa - Nov 9, 2020 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2020

Calm before the Storm...

Well, as much as I dislike recording an unsuccessful attempt I must do so. Unfortunately my hiking partner (18 year old son) experienced AMS at 11k with decent spells of vomiting/nausea. In the interest of safety and against his wishes I turned us around. In all fairness, he had not been at altitude since summiting Mt. Dana on July 18, 2020 but we rushed up from sea level to give it a shot.
As for the hike, it was perfect with very light winds and about 16 hours before the first winter weather system of the year. We only saw 3 other very nice people on the trail on our way back down.
We made it about half way up the first rise on the West ridge climbing route and it was just starting to get fun!
We will be back in 2021.


Romain - Sep 5, 2020 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2020

East Ridge from Saddlebag Lake  Sucess!

Trip report.


Deb - Aug 16, 2020 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2020

West Ridge Sans Rope  Sucess!

Stellar climb of the breezy exposed west ridge in approach shoes. No stress wherever the 5.6 portions were. :) Kevin bled on the rock, too.


Travissmith2251 - Aug 23, 2019 10:02 pm

Summit  Sucess!

Solo summit

naura - Jul 30, 2018 9:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2018

From Conness Lakes  Sucess!

Hiked up North Peak the day before and scouted the obvious granite ramp that goes from between the first two Conness Lakes to a saddle on the east ridge west of the East Buttress. Next morning we followed it up (class 2 with options for 3), tagged the buttress, then dropped down a bit on the south side of the east ridge to follow the class 2 route to the notch. The direct ridgeline from the saddle looked class 3 with a number of pinnacles and somewhat time-consuming. From the notch it's pretty much a walk up until the final moves, which are easy class 3. Descended via Alpine lake (beautiful) on often faint use trail.

Overall, this is class 2 with a handful of class 3 moves, but you can always find class 3 options nearby. A good peak for groups of mixed abilities.


larch32 - Jun 6, 2018 9:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2015

Great scramble!  Sucess!

Brought I rope up the N Ridge 'cuz I were scared! But it was chill.


SuperChthonic - May 3, 2018 8:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

Awesome mountain  Sucess!

Walked up from the east. A full day. There’s a little exposure but this is at most difficult points an easy Class III.


MikeLJ - Oct 7, 2017 10:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 1994

Beautiful and lonely  Sucess!

Beautiful and lonely


birdhead - Jul 26, 2017 9:15 pm

Alpine Lake Route  Sucess!

Another lost summit log entry for me...

Hiked via the Alpine Lake route. Some of the best views in this region of the Sierra Nevada!


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 11:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

Bliss  Sucess!

After hiking Half Dome a couple days before, I took a bus up to Tuolumne Meadows and met up with a friend. We backpacked to Young Lakes and did a day hike to Conness. Lots of scree, and there was at least one move close to the summit was scary, but my friend talked me through it. I was so glad to make it. This peak probably got me addicted to peakbagging. Fun boot ski on the way down. Not a lot of people coming from Young Lakes, but chatted with some friendly folks at the summit.


climber46 - Oct 24, 2016 7:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2016

Mt. Conness  Sucess!

Climbed Mt. Conness on 9/14/2008 with my wife and several friends. This was a very fun hike as we followed no official trail, just route-finding. We gained the ridge a ways south of the peak and then followed the tableland to the knife-edge that leads tot he true summit and descended the same way.


tbaranski - Aug 15, 2016 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2016

East Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb via the east ridge with perfect weather.


Alpinist - Jul 31, 2016 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2016

East Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked up from the Saw Mill trailhead through Alpine Lake on a hazy but otherwise beautiful day. Met a group from the SoCal Sierra Club on the summit.


Diesel - Jul 22, 2016 12:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2016

From Sawmill Campground   Sucess!

Since I wasn't clear which way to go from Saddlebag Lake, I started from Sawmill Campground, a mile down the road. Nice hike but veru windy and cold on the North side and summit.


rdesota - Jul 15, 2016 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

West, North and Normal  Sucess!

Climbed the West Ridge, North ridge solo and hiked the regular route on different trips. Great rock and location. Highly recommend.


Romain - Jul 15, 2016 1:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009

West Ridge  Sucess!

With R. Renteria. Good route, and camping at Young Lakes was great.


CameronGround - Nov 2, 2015 1:38 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2015

N Ridge  Sucess!

Plenty of snow around the general area, luckily only affected the lowest part of the ridge, steep parts were clear.

Left rope in pack as I found the downclimbing pretty manageable, this coming from more of a scrambler than technical climber...found it to be on par with some 4th class routes on other peaks.

Really fun route though, can't beat the position right along that shear 1000 foot drop, and of course the great views. And a pretty easy approach and descent down the E ridge. Would've been perfect if there wasn't a relentless 40 mph wind.


Fairweather - Oct 30, 2015 12:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1990

From Saddlebag Lake  Sucess!

Lots of mosquito's, but a beautiful hike with Suzi. The steps near the top were surprising.


Hyadventure - Sep 11, 2015 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Via the West Ridge  Sucess!

Simoed the first few pitches and soloed the rest. Very fun, never seemed to get to hard to continue soloing.


jdmorehouse - Sep 1, 2015 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2015

Chained Up  Sucess!

After a party of Vagmarken Crest list finishers on White Mountain (the Sierra White), three of us broke off and ran the ridge to Conness. Busy day on Conness.

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