Mount Dade Climber's Log

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ChelleTraveled - Jun 13, 2022 10:27 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2022

Best bang for your buck out of all Sierra summits  Sucess!

Went up hourglass couloir and summitted Mt Dade - stunning views the entire way. The couloir was still in decent shape, but we do wish we started a little earlier. We got to the bottom of the couloir a little after 6 am, making some of the ascent a posthole adventure...


LincolnB - May 5, 2019 5:52 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2019

From Mosquito flat  Sucess!

Finally made it after failing before (rockfall in Hourglass one time, too much soft snow another time). Postholing near the summit was no fun, but had a fabulous butt-ride down Hourglass. Couldn't find a register - maybe it was buried in one of the snow-filled crevices


wmolland - Aug 30, 2018 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2018

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Going up the Hourglass at the end of August is not the most amazing. Lots of steep, loose sand. Way better to do this when it's covered in snow and ride back down.


AceSierra - Jul 10, 2017 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2017

Hourglass Dayhike  Sucess!

After the great winter of 2016-2017, almost entirely snow covered from Long Lake to the summit (June 30!). Amazing conditions, almost embarrassingly easy up the Hourglass. Refrigerator sized boulder had come down within the previous day, which kept my senses on point. IMHO, the Hourglass is not as steep as it looks from a distance, was expecting steeper. Only used my axe on the top 1/3rd. Endless mountains visible from the summit.


CWessels - Aug 22, 2016 2:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

From Pipsqueak  Sucess!

Tedious slog. Should've taken one of the more exciting class 4 chutes.


soslaw - Jun 19, 2016 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2016

Hour glass couloir  Sucess!

Plenty of snow in the couloir. Even the upper half of the mountain above the couloir's saddle has plenty of snow after climbing past the initial talus.


Fairweather - Oct 18, 2015 12:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2015

Via Hourglass  Sucess!

Day hike of both Dade and Pip-Squeak Spire with Todd.
Beautiful day.


bechtt - Jun 29, 2015 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015

via Hourglass  Sucess!

What little snow left seemed kind of sloppy so I chose to ascend surprisingly good talus on the far left side. Traversed over to Pipsqueak after climbing Dade


charitydominic - Oct 30, 2014 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2008

What perfect couloir!  Sucess!

An hourglass, how perfect. Glad I got there before the snow melted. Hit some crumbly rock near the top of the col and would hate for the whole route to be like that.


brihuang - Jul 18, 2014 7:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

via Hourglass Couloir with SMC  Sucess!

Fun first trip with SMC, very useful mentorship from experienced group leaders.


seano - Sep 13, 2013 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

From below Gabbott Pass  Sucess!

3rd-classed my way up the south side of the east ridge, opposite the hourglass, on final day of 7-day backpack. Trip report.


orbitor - Aug 14, 2013 2:14 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2013

From Treasure Lakes via Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Hiked in to Long Lake, then snowshoed up to Treasure Lakes, where we set up base camp. After night thunderstorms, we went up the Hourglass to the summit, then back to camp and hiked out. Long day, but totally worth it. Seeing the High Sierra under some snow was a treat.


Donno - Aug 12, 2013 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2000

The Hourglass  Sucess!

W/ Peter, Carol and Mohi


LincolnB - May 23, 2013 7:18 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2013

Hourglass rockfall

It's a low-snow year and there were rocks coming down Hourglass -- turned back. Will have to try again when there's more snow to hold things in place.


cab - Oct 1, 2012 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

Hourglass  Sucess!

First peak of the day with Mark and Pat which included Dade, Pipsqueak Spire and Bear Creek Spire. The Hourglass was completely snow free. The bottom half wasn't too bad, but the top was a miserable sandy, loose slog.


xharv - Jun 23, 2012 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2012

Hourglass  Sucess!

A day hike from Box Lake, about 10 hours total. The snow is gone in the upper part of the Hourglass, and there was some pretty serious postholing in the lower part, particularly on my way back. The snow-free part of the couloir is ugly and tedious, but doable if you really have to get to the plateau. Must have been much more enjoyable earlier in the season. An easy ascent from the plateau to the summit, no obstacles. About 12 parties have signed up the summit register this year, the first group in the first week of January. The last visit last year was on Dec 31, 2011!


ElGreco - Jun 6, 2012 7:40 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

With Ann. A very enjoyable romp up the Hourglass. Fresh snow made filled the voids between the boulders on the upper Class 2 section and made it more tedious.


mengbo - May 29, 2012 1:49 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

Through Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Camped at 10700ft on previous day.


lizklevy - Mar 31, 2012 2:41 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

First of 3 for the weekend - Dade, Abbot, Morgan.

dkangas - Jun 15, 2011 12:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2011

North Face  Sucess!

With Darren Shutt. There was still enough snow to form a 50 degree snow-ramp ascending about 700 feet from the glacial cirque. That put us within one pitch of the summit ridge over mixed snow and rock. Snow was breakable crust at points, making for some sketchy stances, though overall pretty good. Rock can be loose.

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