Did the SE Face with perfect weather eventhough we followed a stinky mule pack the entire trail. Think I smelled shit the whole climb as well. ? Fun ridge, old approach shoes, and bullshit descent. Great views of Desolation area.
Scrambled to the top with Dave. Fun time.
Climbed the West Ridge with TB and SV. Fun scramble.
The last couple hundred feet of this route are enjoyable and it has its own distinct summit block.
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
From Loch Leven, a short but nice dayhike. Someone took the register..
Up Scree and alonge ridge, great peak
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).
Great snow climb with Miguel Forjan and Dave German.
Beautiful climb. Great ridge climbing with significant exposure.
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.
Perhaps the best route I've yet done in the Sierra. Great day out with Rick K.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.