Nice climb, and we didn't see any other parties on a very nice weather day. My opinion is the route doesn't deserve a Class 4 rating.
With Phil and Paul. L-couloir is getting icy near top. It is not too much fun to backpack in to Elinore Lake. The "4th class" section is perhaps 15-25', and might be totally avoidable by going to left.
From Third Lake
Camped by the glacier below Galey. Fun day, but windy.
Really fun climb up the north couloir. We could have gotten by without a rope for the 4th class section, but it was good to have it. The views from the summit are as good as advertised.
From Barrett Lake via Glacier Ck. lots of snow and ice great hike!
Attempted north couloir day trip. Turned back above glacier notch when it started getting dark. Great views but very slow going over boulders and soft snow.
Great trip with the brigands. North chute then traversed to Polemonium and rappelled down the u-notch.
Good climb but turned back at the top of the Glacier Notch due to thunderstorms with blowing snow. Stay off the moraine, go left around it, horrible rock pile!
Day trip with Kurt Wedberg from SMI. Long outing with some of everything. Snow was in great shape, sun cups not too big and made for perfect steps. Rock was nice with some cool exposure. No wind, warm temps, no one on the route, and a awesome guide. Great day!
With Rob from Knapsack pass camp over to Potluck Pass. We both took chute #1(far left chute) - Rob stayed on the left of the snow and I was to the right. Traversed to Polemonium afterwards and down Polemonium glacier on the way back to camp.
Soft snow in the afternoon, got to witness a huge rockfall off of Galey. Big boulders gouged deep ruts in the glacier. Was not too excited to cross the fall zone on my way back to camp.
quite a bit easier than hype about this traverse lets on
Climbed up the North Couloir from Fischer Camp on the Palisade Glacier with Jed Porter of SMG...
With Alvin W from camp above Sam Mack
fun climb with my friend Bryan
Climbed Sill via the North Couloir with my friends Wes and John. Fun 4th class section.
Combined Moon Goddess Arete, Temple summit, Mt. Gaylee and Swiss arete on Sill. Huge day. My favorite day climbing ever. My partner lost it on the L shaped snowfield and self arrested with her nut tool! 26 hours from 3rd lake to 3rd lake. Some days cannot be improved upon.