Some excitement taking a loose cl.4/5 chute to the low spot on the ridge but the rest was benign. Easy scrambling on the ridge and good trail/approach all of the way to the crappy moraine. Left poor Patrick peakless when he wisely decided not to follow me up the chute; descended the much easier Glacier Notch route in a hurry to avoid inclement weather. Pictures
Lots of fun scrambling on this short blocky route.
Terrific view of both sides of the Palisades from the summit, but should've done Sill instead.
After the Swiss Arete on Sill.
With Mark, Marty, and Rick.
Very fun route.
About an inch of fresh snow made moving across the moraine to the notch a little tense; verglas and snow freezing on shoe soles was kind of irritating. Excellent scramble on ridge, staying high and enjoying the exploration. Descend down to Willow Lake and out via South Fork to avoid sliding to my death on northern moraine.
Climbed via glacier notch. The chute from the glacier to the notch was the trickiest part, with lots of loose talus and scree. Very fun and low stress scramble from the notch though.
Climbed from Glacier Notch while waiting for the weather to clear to climb Swiss Arete. Fun little scramble, interesting summit.
Gayley wasn't our objective, but we scrambled up the Yellow Brick Road to kill time while weather was keeping us from starting up the Swiss Arete on Sill. Fun little climb on some great rock. Cool summit and great views of Palisades too!
We bailed on the Starlight Butress and shifted quickly to Gayley as "Plan B." It's a quick, fun, scramble from Glacier Notch.
Coming from Temple we fourth classed it. RIP Michael.
Nice solo morning scramble over Glacier Notch and the SW ridge after being rejected in a storm and snow in the U-notch couloir the day before. The upper half of the climb had an invisible glace of water ice to add spice. While all mountains were hidden in clouds and wind I managed to find a sunny wind protected spot for a nice high breakfast close to the summit.
A quick climb after Mt. Sill. Fun, solid class 3 with great views of Sill's north side and the rest of the Palisades.
Followed the yellow brick road. (Date approximate)
Climbed the Yellow Brick Road route with Jed Porter of SMG after knocking out Sill and glissading down the North Couloir...
With Caltech Alpine Club
climbed with members of Caltech Alpine Club. We did this the day before climbing Thunderbolt.
Tag this and Sill while waiting for my friends who were heading up to do Polemonium.
Fun scramble the day before Mt. Sill.
Also did this one in July 2005.
Fun 3rd class.