Mount Emerson Climber's Log

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GlennG - Aug 8, 2005 2:12 am

Route Climbed: Southeast Face Date Climbed: August 7th, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed this as part of the Sierra Challenge with Bob Burd and Mark. Mark went up the chute while Bob and I climbed the 5.4 section unaided. The water running down the crack we were climbing was intimidating at first, but turned out to not be a problem. Very enjoyable scramble except for the middle 2/3 which was quite loose.

Sam Mills

Sam Mills - Jul 10, 2005 7:24 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Face Date Climbed: June 9, 2005  Sucess!

Fun climb.

Rinat Shagisultanov

Rinat Shagisultanov - Jun 27, 2005 3:07 am

Route Climbed: South East Face Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed SE Face/Gully of Mt Emerson eventually accomplishing the climb attempted 4 yrs ago in Mar 2001 (1st snow outing in the Sierra). The route is in an excellent condition. We roped for the 1st pitch through the crack/chimney and then climbed unroped to the ridge and traversed it to the summit. By the time we hit the summit it started snowing (the temps were above freezing), so the descent down the South Face was in poor visibility. The storm eventually cleared and we hiked out under the clear skies.


cloudrippr - Mar 23, 2005 10:10 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: July, 1997  Sucess!

Awesome, if not tiny, summit!

Sierrabonehead - Nov 20, 2003 11:20 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 4, 1992  Sucess!

Did west ridge route from Marmot Lake base, below Mt. Humphries. Passed back over to east side of crest north of Piute Pass. Involved slab, chimney, shattered face sections. Light class 3. Gained west ridge and wound about Gendarmes to the summit wedge. Had weightless snow flakes on summit floating around, surrealistic. Signed summit register "It's snowing, we're going". Thunder on decent, hail, soaking cold rain. Had my only case of hypothermia ever, right before camp. Climbing partner ran ahead to prepare hot soup. OK after dry clothes and warm drinks.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Sep 29, 2003 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2003

A nice peak  Sucess!

Climbed this one a couple of times. The first time was back on Sep 28, '03 via the south rib: A rare dayhike that both began and ended in daylight--quite a treat! Emerson was one of my favourite peaks up to that point. The south rib is an easy but fun scramble, with some nice views too.

Came back on Jun 9, '05 to climb the SE Face with Sam. Fun route; a few easy 5th class moves near the bottom (no harder than a good deal of Sierra fourth class), and then almost 2000 feet of fairly continuous and enjoyable scrambling, nothing more than class 3-4 the rest of the way. The final ridge scramble to the summit was particularly exposed and enjoyable.

Craig Peer

Craig Peer - Oct 1, 2002 8:17 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast face Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!

I climbed this very fun rock route with Duncan Laing. Excellent!

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