Mount Sill Climber's Log

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Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Aug 4, 2010 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

Swiss Arete  Sucess!

Awesome climb with a long, beautiful approach. Mary and I were lucky and got a permit for 3 nights. We spent the first night at the great sites between 1st and 2nd lake and then moved up to the moraine camp under Mt Gayley. We climbed the route on day 3 and then spent another night at the moraine camp before hiking out. The climbing on the route was, solid rock, fun moves...and we got some extra climbing in by starting at the very base of the arete. A good 4 days in the backcountry.


Darren9 - Aug 2, 2010 3:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

Great mountain  Sucess!

North couloir route was everything it was supposed to be. A fantastic peak and a lot of fun.


BigPineJosh - Jul 29, 2010 2:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

via Southwest Chutes Variation  Sucess!

We tried to follow the Southwest Chutes route, but ended up creating our own variation. Check the "Southwest Chutes Variation" Route for more details! It was a difficult climb, but a ton of fun! The view was incredible and definitely worth it! Blue skies all day!


jonhersh - Jul 27, 2010 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2001

East Couloir  Sucess!

East Couloir via South Fork of Big Pine Creek.


Guilty - Jul 21, 2010 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

N. Couloir  Sucess!

Hiked over from Gayley on my way to Polemonium, via North Couloir. Very nice out.


TheNobleSunfish - Jul 19, 2010 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

North Couloir  Sucess!

Perfect conditions on the North Couloir route. A little bit of ice on the traverse, but easily avoided. A fantastic climb!


eferesen - Jul 16, 2010 4:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

North Couloir  Sucess!

Nice fun day


rhyang - Jul 11, 2010 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010

Swiss Arete  Sucess!

Climbed with Justin (swapped leads) -- fantastic day, gorgeous scenery, exposure and fun climbing.

Descended the N. couloir, which was pretty dry so no need to rappel.

Spent the night at Gayley Camp (~12200') the night before.


kraymes - Jul 2, 2010 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1991

N. Couloir

Solo. Great weekend.

Tom Waggoner

Tom Waggoner - Mar 17, 2010 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

N. Couloir  Sucess!

It was an awesome climb. Ran out of time to bag Polemonium.


SKI - Dec 30, 2009 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2009

L-Shape Couloir

So much snow! Wanna grab that Swiss Arete!


Snowslogger - Dec 30, 2009 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

Sill with the kid  Sucess!

Went up the SW chutes with my 16 year old kid towards the end of a 2 week backpack in the Sierra. Had a great time. Was really wanting to get over to the other Palisades. My kingdom for a rope!


sardude - Sep 23, 2009 6:58 pm

did it n will do it again  Sucess!

swiss arete


CWessels - Sep 21, 2009 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2009

East Couloir  Sucess!

Solo day hike from Big Pine Creek - South Fork approach.
14hrs RT.


granjero - Sep 8, 2009 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2005

Swiss Arete  Sucess!

Very fun albeit short route. Worth a return sans rope and to continue further!


Pantilat - Aug 31, 2009 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

sweet mountain  Sucess!

great climb


MarieP - Aug 11, 2009 4:13 pm

Traverse in a day  Sucess!

Second time on Sill


Blackmouth - Aug 10, 2009 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Thunderbolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!

Day hiked the Thuderbolt to Sill Traverse in just over 20 hours. Started at South Lake and ended at the shuttle car at Glacier Lodge. Climbed with SPer's Forjan,Kevin Trieu,Dave S,Luis Gijon and Corey Harelson. This was the hardest part of the whole traverse for me, but I knew it was all worth it once I hit the top.


WML - Jul 30, 2009 1:48 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2009

Spring Break in the Palisades

Poor routefinding lead us to an impasse ~50 ft. from the summit. Approached VIA SF Big Pine Creek. Bulletproof ice on the L-Shaped couloir.


mdostby - Jul 13, 2009 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Swiss Arete  Sucess!

Jon Meek and I climbed Mt Sill's Swiss Arete. What an awesome route. It's easy to see why this one is an alpine classic. A lot of exposure, high altitude, awesome rock and some of the best views I've seen from any High Sierra peak. Combine all that with perfect weather and a great climbing partner, it was an awesome weekend!

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