Simoed the first few pitches and soloed the rest. Very fun, never seemed to get to hard to continue soloing.
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.
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!
Beautiful day on easy stable stone. Great peak!
No summit, sudden bad weather and had to turn around.
What a fun peak. Easy walk up from Conness Lakes. Not so easy hike to the lakes though (long), starting from Lundy Canyon.
Great hike, nice views (did the class 2 route).
Solo from Saddlebag Lake
We hiked up from Sawmill. The weather threatened all day, but held save a few sprinkles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!)
Via the N-ridge.
Soloed from Saddlebag Lake. Gene took rest day.
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.
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
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.