Mount Emerson Climber's Log

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Dave S

Dave S - Jul 13, 2008 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008

West Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the West Ridge with TB and SV. Fun scramble.


soslaw - Jun 16, 2008 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

South slope

The last couple hundred feet of this route are enjoyable and it has its own distinct summit block.


graham - Oct 2, 2007 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2007

Emerson SE Face  Sucess!

Climbed some weird version of the SE Face route (my bad route finding skills) with Tony and ET. The lower part of the route wasn't anything special until we came upon the final summit ridge and the windy conditions, WoHoo! Now that was spicy fun! Descended the South Face gully back to Piute Pass trail

mlarkin2002 - Aug 13, 2007 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Dayhilke  Sucess!

From Loch Leven, a short but nice dayhike. Someone took the register..

XC Champ - Jul 27, 2007 1:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2004

Route: South Side  Sucess!

Up Scree and alonge ridge, great peak


forjan - Mar 27, 2007 2:15 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2007

North Couloir  Sucess!

Climbed the north couloir as a day hike with Dave German and Brad Mastros. Great snow conditions on 3/25/07. This is a fun, early season snow climb (about 40 degrees, 1000 feet long). You top out 100 feet below the summit.

Date Climbed: June 29, 2006
Route Climbed: SE Face

Climbed with Mark Ingram (ming21). Even though we brought a 50m rope and a light rack, we ended up soloing the route.

I went up first and tried climbing the left hand crack but the rock was wet from water running down it and had to downclimb. Then, I tried climbing the face in the middle between the left & right hand cracks and it worked although there was definitely a spicy traverse move to get back to the main "wet" left hand crack. Mark thought this was the crux of the route. After that it was all enjoyable class 3/4 climbing and surprisingly sustained (especially near the top).

Brad Mastros

Brad Mastros - Mar 26, 2007 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2007

North Coulior  Sucess!

Great snow climb with Miguel Forjan and Dave German.


gregoryv - Nov 7, 2006 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2006

Southeast Face  Sucess!

Beautiful climb. Great ridge climbing with significant exposure.


plume - Sep 25, 2006 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

Southeast Face  Sucess!

Without a doubt, a Sierra classic. Climbed this with the wife, Caroline, and we had a perfect day. The ridge is the best part of the route.


cp0915 - Sep 25, 2006 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

SE Face  Sucess!

Perhaps the best route I've yet done in the Sierra. Great day out with Rick K.


Completebum - Jun 26, 2006 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Classy  Sucess!

I dayhiked the SE Face with Rick. The two main cracks were waterfalls when we got there so we went up a variation 15 ft to the left and rejoined the route on the slabs. The final ridge to the summit was a classic finish to a fun route.


thebeave7 - Sep 25, 2005 9:32 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge/South Face Date Climbed: 9/25/05  Sucess!

Beautiful spring day walking through the changing aspens. Windy all around, took the short cut up the dry creek bed from below Puite Lake. No more than class 2, saved a lot of time. Then ascended the West Face to the NW summit. Winds were strong(30-40mph) and air temp was around 35, so my fingers were numb within 10min. Followed the ridge as close as possible, though I was often affraid of getting blown off. Fun scramble along the ridge, quick scree ski down the most Easternly chute on the South Face.

Eric J Lee


PellucidWombat - Sep 17, 2005 6:56 pm

Route Climbed: SE Chute - descended West Ridge and South Slopes Date Climbed: August 7th, 2005  Sucess!

Interesting climb - I wish I could have done the SE Face/Ridge w/ Bob and Glenn, but the water was too much for me. The SE chute was nice at the bottom, filled with a lot of bouldering moves, but the top 2/3 was a slog w/ a lot of branching dead ends.

I discovered the hard way that you can't just walk down the SW slopes, even though it looked doable on the topo!

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 5, 2005 4:12 pm

Route Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Easy climb - rest day from 2005 Sierra Challenge. Left N. Lake at 1:30 pm. Followed route from Loch Leven up the slope. Stick with Secor's directions and its a fine climb with a few class 3 moves. Summit at 4:45 pm, back to the cars by 7 pm.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Aug 25, 2005 12:15 am

Route Climbed: SE Face (ascent) / West Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2005  Sucess!

What Glenn said below, with corrections: by unaided he means we were unroped. And the middle 1/3 of the route wasn't dangerous, just a loose class 2 slog. Enjoyed the first third in the crack and the last third on the ridge to the summit. Trip Report


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.

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