Mount Dade Climber's Log

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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!


ChuckO - Sep 18, 2006 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Wind, what wind?!?! Brrrrrr.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Sep 15, 2006 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Debbi and I enjoyed easy couloir conditions on the way to the summit. The scree at the top of the couloir BLOWS!!


jonhersh - Sep 1, 2006 2:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1999

Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

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.


cp0915 - Jul 29, 2006 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Traversed over there after Pipsqueak Spire. Good day out.


Deb - Aug 15, 2005 12:47 pm

Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: 13 August 2005

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.


dshoshone - Aug 2, 2005 1:57 pm

Route Climbed: hourglass Date Climbed: July 10/2005  Sucess!

A lot of snow.

Sam Mills

Sam Mills - Jul 10, 2005 7:22 pm

Route Climbed: Steep slope right of Hourglass. Date Climbed: May 14, 2005  Sucess!

Day hike. Lots of snow. Puked on summit.

gluballs - Jul 4, 2005 8:40 pm

Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: July 4, 2005  Sucess!

Stunning. Um..... the couloir is steeper than it looks in the picutures.


Completebum - Jul 4, 2005 2:58 pm

Route Climbed: S. Slope Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!

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.


balajisv - Jun 21, 2005 2:29 pm

Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: 11 Jun 2005  Sucess!

Went with the Sierra Club (Loma Prieta - PCS). Conditions in the couloir were good. The Rock Creek drainage is very scenic.


Samantha - Jun 16, 2005 4:17 pm

Route Climbed: Hourglass Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

sweet climb w/dave kiene

met some cool Bay area climbers on the way up--nice to see some badass women mountaineers out there!

Dave K - Jun 13, 2005 11:22 am

Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

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.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - May 31, 2005 10:40 pm

Route Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: May 14, 2005  Sucess!

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.


forjan - May 2, 2005 4:26 pm

Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: May 1, 2005  Sucess!

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.


cloudrippr - Feb 13, 2005 5:50 pm

Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: June, 1998  Sucess!

Fun SPS trip led by Tom M. & Nile S.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Nov 13, 2004 1:22 am

Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: May 1986  Sucess!

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.


RSN473 - Mar 11, 2004 11:07 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

Route Climbed: Hourglass Couloir Date Climbed: May 21, 2000, May 2005

Excellent climb and fun glissade down. On the 2005 climb, encountered some near white-out conditions. Tried skiing down in 2006

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