Mount Conness Climber's Log

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tarushbali - Aug 31, 2015 3:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2015

East Ridge  Sucess!

We climbed up the East Ridge. Weather was great. Took ~8 hours car to car. Hike was easy and there are lots of way to go up. You can't get lost if you follow any of the maps for this route. Snow-free with lots of talus starting mid-way up the hike. The 360 degree views at the top are great!

Deb

Deb - Aug 9, 2015 10:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2015

SE Slope to East RIdge  Sucess!

Beautiful day on easy stable stone. Great peak!

jkantoline

jkantoline - Jun 23, 2015 1:40 am

Bad Weather

No summit, sudden bad weather and had to turn around.

charitydominic

charitydominic - Oct 30, 2014 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

This and North Peak, whee  Sucess!

What a fun peak. Easy walk up from Conness Lakes. Not so easy hike to the lakes though (long), starting from Lundy Canyon.

braindancer

braindancer - Jul 7, 2014 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

Nice hike  Sucess!

Great hike, nice views (did the class 2 route).

Bill562

Bill562 - Jul 7, 2014 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014

East Ridge  Sucess!

Solo from Saddlebag Lake

labgloves

labgloves - Jul 7, 2014 11:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014

South Slope from the east  Sucess!

We hiked up from Sawmill. The weather threatened all day, but held save a few sprinkles.

bedellympian

bedellympian - Jun 27, 2014 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2014

West Ridge solo  Sucess!

Fun route, approached over North Peak Pass from Saddlebag Lake. A good route for a solo if you're comfortable at the grade, seems like every other log entry on the summit said "FREE SOLO!!!" but that's what you get in Yosemite I guess.

WayneFry

WayneFry - Jun 19, 2014 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2013

North Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with a team of 8 from Sierra mountaineering club. This was a practice climb to get the team ready for a climb in the Cascades. Great rock and a fun day.

blueshade

blueshade - Aug 27, 2013 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2013

West Ridge solo  Sucess!

Maybe I remember it differently since I was a little newer to moderate scrambles, but I prefer the North Ridge to the West Ridge. Smoke was starting to get bad.

Liberator16 - Aug 25, 2013 3:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

Mt Conness from Young Lakes  Sucess!

Started the day before out of Tuolomne Meadows, hiked and camped at Young Lakes. Hiked out of the Young Lakes bowl area and onto the granite talus field up to the summit plateau. There was a faint trail on the granite talus, but it was very steep. Two steps forward, one step back. From there I could see the summit, had to hike over a couple of snowfields to get to the base of the last climb to the top. This part on the south face was short, only gained about 400', but somewhat technical and scary in parts. There was somewhat of a staircase that I could follow part of the time. But it ended up being a great hike and I made it to the top in about 3 hours from Young Lakes.

Liberator16 - Aug 25, 2013 3:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

Mt Conness from Young Lakes  Sucess!

Started the day before out of Tuolomne Meadows, hiked and camped at Young Lakes. Hiked out of the Young Lakes bowl area and onto the granite talus field up to the summit plateau. There was a faint trail on the granite talus, but it was very steep. Two steps forward, one step back. From there I could see the summit, had to hike over a couple of snowfields to get to the base of the last climb to the top. This part on the south face was short, only gained about 400', but somewhat technical and scary in parts. There was somewhat of a staircase that I could follow part of the time. But it ended up being a great hike and I made it to the top in about 3 hours from Young Lakes.

muajee

muajee - Aug 19, 2013 3:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013

via North Ridge  Sucess!

Brought a rope for rappelling the second tower but ended up down-climbing, instead.

A good day on a good climb with the good company.


(And YES!!! After so many years, I finally made my way up via the North Ridge!!!!!!!!)

oliverkalt

oliverkalt - Aug 16, 2013 10:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

Nice  Sucess!

Via the N-ridge.

Donno

Donno - Aug 13, 2013 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004

Solo  Sucess!

Soloed from Saddlebag Lake. Gene took rest day.

AceSierra

AceSierra - Aug 8, 2013 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2013

Surprisingly Awesome  Sucess!

From Sawmill Campground. I prefer off-trail hiking, much more stimulating. This offers a decent amount of that, and the summit block offered the right amount of exposure for a chickensh!t like me. Kind of stands alone, most of the other big peaks were quite a ways away...a different perspective from the top.

Haddadb

Haddadb - Jul 15, 2013 12:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013

Saddlebag to Summit  Sucess!

Great climb. Started at Saddlebag campground, and went up the South-East ridge to the Summit. Returned via the same route.

Couldnt have had better weather.

Climbed with Jon Berry

CWessels

CWessels - Jul 14, 2013 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

Via East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the East Ridge from Saddlebag, including the "East Buttress." Some of the chutes up the buttress seemed to end in Class 4 or 5 climbing--or, at least the chute I climbed up did. But I was able to traverse through a notch out of the chute and into another to keep it Class 3. The ridge to the summit was pretty thrilling too.

I agree with some other people here that patrons of this route should climb the ridge directly from Saddlebag instead of trying to traverse around the lower contours to the base of the East Buttress. That was very tedious and somewhat unpleasant.

Ze

Ze - Jul 7, 2013 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013

via Alpine Lake  Sucess!

beautiful views, fun route. With pBerg and 5 others.

pBerg

pBerg - Jul 2, 2013 11:55 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013

from Sawmill Campground  Sucess!

I went into a Mt. Conness trip as a bit of an afterthought, not really thinking much of it aside from it being just another Yosemite/Sierra peak. But wow, I absolutely loved it. It is a phenomenal choice for a midrange day hike out of Tuolumne, much better than Dana or the other popular ones. It has great views, exciting exposure, some glissading options, and the last 300-400ft of exposed scrambling was a blast! I’d consider it more of a Class 2 with significant exposure; for example, on the left and right may be a 40-200ft drop off, but ahead of you you’ve got a good 1-3ft wide line of boulders to scramble on. I dunno. It was enough to make me take deliberate steps/holds but not enough to trigger panic. Trip report/GPX Track

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