climbed the peak with ChuckO and oldmanmike from SP; they split off heading toward the hourglass while I carried my tools up to the northern side looking for any inviting ice. Spotted some water ice forming in a north eastern couloir and climbed it! ~ WI2, about 550(?) feet, class 4, good fun but C O L D!
Wind, what wind?!?! Brrrrrr.
Debbi and I enjoyed easy couloir conditions on the way to the summit. The scree at the top of the couloir BLOWS!!
My 1st snow climb in the Sierras as part of a Sierra Club WTC trip. It was such an fun climb that I've been hooked on climbing in the Sierras ever since. The views in this area are spectacular, particularly in the spring or early summer.
Traversed over there after Pipsqueak Spire. Good day out.
Took a solo day trip for an attempt on Mt Dade via easiest way possible for someone with a bad shoulder. Wellll, I ended up doing some 5th class climbing anyway in an effort to avoid so much scree. SO MUCH SCREE! The couloir was awesome, what 300' of snow is left, and the scramble to the summit was great fun while stopping to breathe every 3rd move. Beautiful view from up top, watched the snow clouds roll in and once I had descended safely away to take off my helmet and don the MP3 player, it started raining and hailing the entire trip back to my truck. Too tired to take my jacket out of my pack...what's a little water and ice in the hair during a 12 hour day in the Sierras?! Think I'd like to try it again with more snow, postholing beats scree.
A lot of snow.
Day hike. Lots of snow. Puked on summit.
Stunning. Um..... the couloir is steeper than it looks in the picutures.
Tagged this one as a freebie after traversing over from Bear & Pipsqueak Spires. Perfect weather and never saw anyone past long lake. I've also never seen so many BMW's and Mercedes parked at a trailhead in my life.
Went with the Sierra Club (Loma Prieta - PCS). Conditions in the couloir were good. The Rock Creek drainage is very scenic.
sweet climb w/dave kiene
met some cool Bay area climbers on the way up--nice to see some badass women mountaineers out there!
I climbed this mountain with my friend Samantha and a Sierra Club party that we met along the way. I thoroughly enjoyed this route. The conditions in the Hourglass Couloir were excellent. It wasn't as steep as I expected.
Thoroughly enjoyable dayhike out of Rock Creek Lake with Sam, Michael and Bob on a picture-perfect day: blue skies, snow everywhere, a gorgeous setting. I don't care too much for Little Lakes Valley in the summer compared to elsewhere in the Sierra (too many people), but it's pretty darned nice in the spring. We'd hoped to climb the North Face, but recent unconsolidated snow made that a dicey proposition at best, so we climbed a small chute to the north of the Hourglass instead. Phenomenal summit views, some of the best I've ever seen in the Sierra.
Climbed with a bunch people from the CMC. Lately, I seem to be climbing into white-out conditions. The leader (Ron) had a GPS with waypoints from when he climbed Dade before. So, we reached the summit with no problems. Great glissade back down to our tents.
Fun SPS trip led by Tom M. & Nile S.
Took a friend up for some spring skiing and peak bagging. It was his first time on skis. An athletic type, he was prone to thinking he could do anything physical he set his mind to. Kind of annoying at times. This was my revenge! Going in and up the peak was great, then skiing out with full pack, he kept falling and cursing. Oh well, dude. Live and learn. Great summit though. Worth doing again some day with more snow and skiing from the summit.
Excellent climb and fun glissade down. On the 2005 climb, encountered some near white-out conditions. Tried skiing down in 2006
Perfect corn made this seem not as steep as it is.
climbed and skied the hourglass. didn't make it all the way to the summit due to running out of time. will be back soon to dayhike/ski this peak.
trip report here.