Mount Gayley Climber's Log

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Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Dec 1, 2009 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Yellow Brick Road  Sucess!

Long day over from Second Lake, but fun.


MRoyer4 - Sep 30, 2009 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

Wandering to the Summit  Sucess!

Flew out west to meet SPer Kevin Trieu before a planned trip to Peru later in the summer. Had the intention of doing North Pal via U Notch but extremely heavy winds caused plans to change. Ended up wandering up Gayley, not following any route, from the col. Some mixed climbing, some snow, some easy 5th class rock. Eventually made it to the summit in the afternoon. All in all a fun day and a nice consolation.


seano - Aug 31, 2009 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

From Temple Crag  Sucess!

Only a few short 5th-class sections on the ridge, plus 4th class getting on and off the ridge to avoid obstacles. Still a bit slow -- about 2h20 from Temple.

Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Jul 24, 2008 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

Yellow brick road..  Sucess!

Climbed the "Yellow Brick Road" from glacier notch after coming off off Mt Sill. Solid rock and good fun!!


dshoshone - Jul 21, 2008 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

yellow brick road  Sucess!

Did Apex and Sill first, since Gayley was so close, I climbed that also as a day hike.It was only a 45 minute round trip from Glacier notch.

J Fox

J Fox - Jul 30, 2007 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Yellow Brick Road  Sucess!

We used this as an acclimitazation peak for our traverse of the Palisade Crest the next day. We climbed the ridge as directly as we could, it seemed like mostly 4th class to me. A great day and awesome views of the Palisades.

highice - Feb 8, 2007 4:40 pm

west face couloir solo  Sucess!

left my buddy at a lower camp and soloed a gully up the west face. had some rock to climb, but not hard. alot of snow because it was early spring. continued up the ridge to the top. descended the ridge to a saddle the down to the glacier.


thenewpassion - Dec 10, 2006 7:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2003

Yellow Brick Road

Great summit day (an excellent birthday present).

Mark N

Mark N - Sep 16, 2006 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

Yellow Brick Road  Sucess!

Started from camp at Elinore Lake. Very enjoyable.


dpsiebert - Aug 12, 2006 7:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Yellow Brick Road  Sucess!

Climbed with Lee and Augie. One hour round trip from Glacier Notch.


James_W - Aug 7, 2006 2:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006

Southwest Ridge  Sucess!

Set basecamp at Third Lake. Climbed via Glacier Notch.


dcurless - Aug 1, 2006 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

Yellow Brick Road  Sucess!

We were planning on the Swiss Arete, but decided to bail at the Glacier Notch because the sky looked menacing (it actually turned out to be beautiful day!). We climbed Gayley as a "consolation prize" before we went back to camp. It's a really fun scramble.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 24, 2006 10:15 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Direct. Date Climbed: July 21 and 22, 2006

Instead of the Yellow Brick Road, did the SW Ridge following along the very top of the ridge (the Yellow Brick Road travels generally below the top of the ridge on the right). This route includes a lot of fun 4th Class, with occassional short, low- Class 5 sections. You get a good number of chimneys and places to do mantling and stemming. The granite is tightly put together and feels wonderful. Did this route on consecutive days I liked it so much.


EManBevHills - Jun 11, 2006 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Great Alternate Objective  Sucess!

Awesome view of the Palisade Cirque.
Too much snow for us on the Swiss Arete, although another party climbed it successfully the same day.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Apr 5, 2006 2:32 am

Route Climbed: SW Ridge, the Yellow Brick Rd. Date Climbed: Sept. 18, 2005  Sucess!

Our approach was from the South Fork Trail of Big Pine Creek. We camped just a short distance from Contact Pass. Gayley was west of us. We went to the notch and then up the Yellow Brick Road.


myles - Sep 30, 2005 11:23 am

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: August 2004

One of those crystal clear days that makes the Sierra Nevada such a fine place to climb.


tpdwr - Sep 27, 2005 6:54 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest ridge Date Climbed: October 10, 1982  Sucess!

From Glacier Notch.


physics - Sep 12, 2005 1:48 am

Route Climbed: Yellow Brick Road Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

great climb on Mount Gayley, very easy up and down, but unfortunately turned out to be a horrible climbing trip because my buddy (patrickaz) was not up for climbing much anything else in the area after we made it back to camp that night.


kovarpa - Sep 8, 2005 8:34 pm

Route Climbed: Yellow Brick Road Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

A real road - very enjoyable 3 class. Climbed with Vendulka, great views from the summit. Summit register is from 1970!!!


Completebum - Sep 6, 2005 3:54 pm

Route Climbed: Yellow Brick Road-sort of Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

From the base of the N. coulour on Sill to summit took ~ 25 min. Excellant scrambling on solid cl. 3 rock. I highly recommend it to anyone passing over Glacier Notch.

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