Mount Conness Climber's Log

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Dave S

Dave S - Sep 2, 2008 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

North Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the North Ridge with Tana. Strong winds hit us pretty much the entire route, but still a great day! Fun route!!

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Aug 26, 2008 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Two-fer  Sucess!

Summited North Peak via the NW Ridge and continued along the North Ridge to Conness. Nice exposure and great views! It was great to go light and do it car-to-car in a day. The West Ridge looks awesome...I'm planning to go back to Conness for that one!

cp0915

cp0915 - Aug 3, 2008 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

South Slope via White Mountain  Sucess!

The otherwise uninteresting outing finally got semi-interesting at the top. Perhaps we should have done another route, but I wanted White as well.

GlennG

GlennG - Jul 19, 2008 3:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

East ridge  Sucess!

Fun hike with Glenn Baker. On our way down from Tahoe, we decided to hike this one. It was a perfect day with nice light cloud cover, and heavy mosquitoes. Still, a great hike, the east ridge was very nice.

hikinedd

hikinedd - Jul 1, 2008 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2002

via Young Lakes  Sucess!

Fun SPS trip.

requiem

requiem - Jan 23, 2008 3:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005

Alpine Lake  Sucess!

Saddlebag Lake TH to Alpine Lake to the summit. my first hike involving routefinding. very fun, especially the exposure crossing over from the summit plateau.

rdesota

rdesota - Nov 7, 2007 10:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

North Ridge  Sucess!

Very fun climb. Group of five of us all unroped. Some downclimbed the 5.6, some rapp'd. All in all a quick and fun climb!

catullus

catullus - Nov 5, 2007 12:15 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

east buttress to east ridge  Sucess!

The east ridge is amazing! Recommendation: stay on the actual ridge crest as much as possible for more fun.

BCL

BCL - Oct 27, 2007 11:10 am Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2007

South Slope from the East  Sucess!

Boring route. Smoke from So Cal fires ruined views. Still, better than work!

Zzyzx - Oct 26, 2007 1:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

N. Ridge  Sucess!

Solo after climbing NW Ridge of North Peak. Met 3 guys from East side at the beginning of the ridge a we had a nice chat. One of them told me to climb the 1st tower on the right and it was indeed much better than going on the left side. Fun scramble, especially the last section after the 2nd tower.

gomez13

gomez13 - Oct 20, 2007 11:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007

Yes and No  Sucess!

Came in from Saddle Bag lake and climbed the east ridge enroute to the West Ridge but could not find the correct chute to go down.after getting cliffed out a few times we went back up the east ridge and bagged the summit. we were the only guys climbing the east ridge with a rope and rack gotta go back and do that west ridge!

tombcronin

tombcronin - Sep 25, 2007 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

North Ridge  Sucess!

Very long day. Need to simul climb until after the second rappel. Descent route is hidden behind ridge; easy to go toward White mtn which is the wrong way.

mfutch78

mfutch78 - Sep 25, 2007 12:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006

Young Lakes up to Conness  Sucess!

Hiked up to Young Lakes and climbed Conness the next day. Fun hike and surprisingly not too crowded for Labor Day weekend in Yosemite.

forjan

forjan - Sep 18, 2007 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

North Ridge/West Ridge link-up  Sucess!

Soloed with Michelle and Deron (~ 9.5 hrs car-to-car). Next year: link-up North Peak's NW Ridge --> Conness North Ridge --> Conness West Ridge.

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Route Climbed: North Ridge
Date Climbed: September 16, 2006

After a solo of the left couloir of North Peak, I continued on to the north ridge of Conness. On the second rappel from the 2nd tower, my 50m rope got stuck about half way. So, I had to go back up and free the rope caught under a flake. Was dragging ass because it took me 2.5 hrs from the summit of North Peak (10:45am) to the summit of Conness (1:15pm). My heavier mountaineering boots had something to do with it. Back at Saddlebag Lake parking lot at 3:55pm (~ 9.5 hrs roundtrip).

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Route Climbed: West Ridge
Date Climbed: September 3, 2006

Climbed the west ridge with awagher. Long day. CTC=14.5 hrs.

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Route Climbed: North Ridge
Date Climbed: September 6, 2003

Climbed the North Ridge with fellow SCMA member Steven Sauter. Route-finding was not a problem. We climbed unroped 'til we got to the top of the 2nd tower (just where there is a cordolette cord with 2 rings on it). We rappelled down the 2 pitches (this being the crux of the climb), and then I led all the pitches to the summit. After the 2nd rappel, all the pitches to the summit looked to me as class 4 with maybe a few 5.2 moves. We had good weather (clear & sunny), although it was windy on the ridge most of the time.

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Route Climbed: East Ridge from Alpine Lake
Date Climbed: October 20, 2002

A nice fun climb. We were a party of four: mdostby, jimconsid, Will and I. We started walking around 6:35am from the hiker campground on Saddlebag Lake. We hiked cross-country close to the south side of the ridge coming from Saddlebag Lake dam. Took a snack break near Alpine Lake and then went onto scrambling up the East Ridge to the summit plateau. There was a cross cairn up there to mark for your way down. The final push was a short moderately exposed class 3 section. I reached the summit at 10:43am. Will, Jim and Mike followed. We all had lunch at the summit while enjoying the views. We had a fantastic day: sunny, almost windless, and very clear. We could see Half Dome clearly, Mt Lyell, Mt Dana, North Peak, Boundary Peak in Nevada, the Cathedral range among others. All in all, a great day!

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Sep 18, 2007 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Gorgeous day !!! Lots of SP'ers on the summit together today. forjan you are an animal (running to the summit is superhuman). mybackyard and fossana only 4 minutes and 10 minutes behind forjan, you qualify as animals also with your second summit of the day!! wingding it was a pleasure to make your acquaintance along with Dave, Bruce, Alan, and Frank. I guess Mt Conness was violated from all 4 sides today.

mybackyard

mybackyard - Sep 16, 2007 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Solo North and West Ridge Linkup  Sucess!

Started at 5:30 am from the parking lot at Saddlebag lake with fossana and forjan. Solo'd the North Ridge, had a snack at the summit, then descended to the base of the West Ridge and solo'd again to the summit. Back to the Car in 9.5 hours. Awesome weather, bad ass granite, good company. A good day.

kovarpa

kovarpa - Sep 14, 2007 1:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

traverse from White Mountain  Sucess!

with Vendulka. nice hike

danman3156

danman3156 - Aug 28, 2007 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

A west facing gully  Sucess!

Meant to go the west ridge but botched up the approach we scrambled up some nasty gully on the west side and summited. Now I understand the mountain and will know were to go next time.

metasyn11

metasyn11 - Jul 26, 2007 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Superb scrambling up the east ridge from Saddlebag Lake. Wonderful views and a wonderful day. Down via Alpine Lake. Luckily I started early and it didn't start raining until after I got back and made it down to Lee Vining.

Thomas Gurviez

Thomas Gurviez - Jul 22, 2007 8:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2007

ascent by glacier and central couloir  Sucess!

Ascent by the glacier up to the unpassable bergshrund of the central couloir. This bergshrund can be avoided by the loose rocks on the right, then back to the couloir above the bergshrund, with some exposure then up to the ridge.

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