Good climbing with Ben! This was a well worth summit!
Started 1.5 miles from the Mosquito Flats trailhead and climbed up the Hourglass Couloir. Very fun climb with awesome views.
did it with Charles Irving and a bunch of folks. 1st 13er for anther couple. must have been a good feeling for them.
Fun route with an airy snow-covered summit, hardly a soul around!
Climbed via the hourglass. Classic route!! Very different than when we climbed a few years back. Slope above the hourglass covered with unconsolidated snow, (instead of a class 2 rock scramble) took a bit more time to pick and choose route. All in all another great weekend in the sierra.
camped at long lake with fishing friends. no snow in hourglass to climb, so it was a real loose slog. glad the views were so good as that helped compensate, and the scree slide down wasn't as bad as feared.
Climbed up Bear Creek Spire, over Pipsqueak, and finally to Dade. Nice day out with bighornmonkey and tomofo!
Traversed from Bear Creek Spire, and down the hourglass.
Had a perfect day summiting Mt Dade via the Hourglass Couloir with my climbing partner & daughter Melissa Thaw. Excellent snow in couloir. Above & below the Houglass was bare rocks/boulders. Perfect weather. Thanx to Melissa for a wonderful climb. russ thaw
Posted up in softer afternoon conditions after backpacking in to Treasure Lakes, mostly rock above the hourglass. Happy to be up so late in the day (5:30 PM), the light and clouds around Bear Creek Spire were excellent. Started icing up on the way back.
The couloir was covered with postholing type of snow, but the day was sunny and brisk and the climb was enjoyable. The ridge to the summit was mixed rock and snow so slippery going with boots. Most of the top was covered with fresh snow.
Easy afternoon hike after packing in for Bear Creek Spire.
Needed an easy dayhike after the 14+hr outing the day before. Beautiful weather but very hot in the couloir where I also got attacked by mosquitos. Soft snow conditions made for a great glissade on the descent. The top of the couloir is alredy pretty melted out and all the loose rubble really sucks! Amazing displays of wildflowers just a few 100ft below the summit.
After being denied by high winds and snow at the top of the Hourglass on the 27th, we returned for a dayhike revenge trip a couple days later. Snow was still unconsolidated from the previous weekend storms making the class 2 section above the couloir particularly dicey, but at least we didn't have to walk the road section from the Pack Station a second time. Great views, will definitely be back to the Rock Creek area.
Patchy snow below Long Lake, continuous above. Couloir was in good shape. Not as steep as expected. Last ~400 feet to the summit were a slog/swim through the snow.
Camped above Long Lake and climbed couloir to the right of the Hourglass, descended the Hourglass. Climbed with fellow CMCer Chris Nicolaides.
CLIMBED WITH LVMC VIA HOURGLASS COULOIR
Climbed it with catherid and gjonbelay below and 7 other people. Good snow in the coulior, till it ended. Great time on the summit, almost no wind, outstanding views. Fantastic weekend!!!
Climbed it along with Greg and the SPS crew. A wonderful climb!