Mount Dade Climber's Log

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kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Oct 1, 2010 5:42 pm

hour glass couloir  Sucess!

did it with Charles Irving and a bunch of folks. 1st 13er for anther couple. must have been a good feeling for them.


HeyItsBen - Jun 21, 2010 1:48 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2010

Hourglass  Sucess!

Fun route with an airy snow-covered summit, hardly a soul around!

Climber Dave

Climber Dave - May 19, 2010 1:59 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2010

Via the hourglass  Sucess!

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.


tdoughty - Sep 21, 2009 11:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Loose  Sucess!

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.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Aug 18, 2009 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

Ridge from BCS  Sucess!

Climbed up Bear Creek Spire, over Pipsqueak, and finally to Dade. Nice day out with bighornmonkey and tomofo!


bighornmonkey - Aug 17, 2009 1:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

Traversed from Bear Creek Spire  Sucess!

Traversed from Bear Creek Spire, and down the hourglass.


RussThaw - Jul 16, 2009 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2009

hourglass couloir  Sucess!

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


mrchad9 - Jul 1, 2009 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

up hourglass couloir  Sucess!

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.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jun 16, 2009 1:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

Deep Snow in Couloir  Sucess!

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.


dpsiebert - Aug 22, 2008 6:30 am

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Easy afternoon hike after packing in for Bear Creek Spire.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Jul 8, 2008 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

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.


96avs01 - Jun 6, 2008 7:31 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Dayhike Revenge  Sucess!

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.

Trip Report


BCL - Jun 3, 2008 2:11 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

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.


Bill562 - May 12, 2008 7:08 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2008

Dade  Sucess!

Camped above Long Lake and climbed couloir to the right of the Hourglass, descended the Hourglass. Climbed with fellow CMCer Chris Nicolaides.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 22, 2008 12:34 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2008

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Trip Report


jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 7:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2000

MT DADE  Sucess!


Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Jun 7, 2007 12:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

Via the Hourglass  Sucess!

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!!!


catherid - Jun 6, 2007 12:34 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Climbed it along with Greg and the SPS crew. A wonderful climb!


gjonbelay - Jun 5, 2007 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Conditions in the couloir were perfect from kicking steps in solid snow on the way up in the morning to glissading and plunge stepping on the way down in the early afternoon. Steve Curry lead 9 of us up this peak on a fun SPS trip. Trip Report.


physics - Sep 22, 2006 2:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006

Route Climbed: NE Couloir Date Climbed: Sept 15, 2006  Sucess!

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!

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