Mount Sill Climber's Log

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BCL - Aug 10, 2014 9:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014

North Couloir  Sucess!

Gaining the chute to Glacier Notch was a little tricky due to the receding glacier and rockfall. Couloir was dry...just a loose class 2 slog. The class 4 section had some snow on it, but we were able to kick steps in the snow to link the rock sections.

Dan Wiedrich

Dan Wiedrich - Aug 8, 2014 1:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2014

From Willow Lake  Sucess!

It seemed to take forever (13 hours) for my daughter Sam and I to get to the top from Willow Lake via Scimitar Pass. Very beautiful hike and views. We saw a water fueled landslide in progress on the way up.


bedellympian - Jun 27, 2014 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2014

Swiss Arete solo  Sucess!

A very fun and quick climb. The descent is a little spicy til you hit the top of the L-couli.


BMS914 - Feb 24, 2014 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

L Couloir from N Colony Lakes  Sucess!

Fun climbing and awesome view. Moraine below Mt Gayley was annoying at the end of the day. Done as a really long day outing.

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Sep 7, 2013 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2013

Swiss Arete  Sucess!

Fantastic route! We had to wait out some weather before starting, and during that time we scrambled up Gayley for an extra summit. Fun climb on great rock and amazing views of the Sierra!!!


iditarod81 - Aug 20, 2013 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Southwest chutes  Sucess!

Summited via SW chutes (Bishop to Knapsack to Potluck passes on the way in and Thunderbolt pass on the way out). Luckily avoided some weather blowing in from the south - those on the eastern side (Palisade glacier) ended up bearing the brunt of the storms!


mtneering - Aug 16, 2013 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2013

Fun  Sucess!

Route was fantastic weather was perfect.


Kristin5berry - Aug 16, 2013 10:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2013

Via N.C.  Sucess!

Great route, but rough approach through the boulder fields!


Donno - Aug 12, 2013 10:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

N. Couloir  Sucess!

W/ Chris on descent from Polemonium


Donno - Aug 12, 2013 10:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 1999

N. Couloir  Sucess!

W/ Peter, Rahil & Reza


craig512 - Aug 2, 2013 12:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2013

North Couloir  Sucess!

Awesome climb, bad rockfall. This low snow plus heat and rain is a bad combination this year. Managed without crampons and axe across the North base of Mt. Gayley. Started from Third Lake and wasn't too bad although I wish we would've camped at Sam Mack Meadow.


mtneering - Jul 17, 2013 10:21 am


I will return for another summit bid. Made glacier notch and part way up N Couloir


AlexeyD - Jun 24, 2013 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013

success!  Sucess!

Via "L couloir" and SW ridge, from Sam Mack Meadow. Some snow remaining on Apex-SW ridge section made things a bit tricky, but manageable. Great conditions on couloir and Palisade Glacier. Incredible summit views. A bit of roped downclimbing on 4th-class section on the descent. All in all an awesome objective with a good, healthy level of mountaineering challenge and 5-star scenery.


telemarkdude - Nov 12, 2012 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1985

North Couloir  Sucess!

A classic route.


mrchad9 - Sep 24, 2012 1:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2012

2x  Sucess!

Great to be on top after a successful run of the Palisade Traverse with a great team. This followed an earlier summit by two weeks which began with a climb up Swiss Arete and was intended to complete the traverse but weather killed it at the U-Notch.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Sep 22, 2012 11:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2012

Swiss Arete  Sucess!

Swiss views of the Sierra!


ElGreco - Sep 11, 2012 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

Swiss ArĂȘte  Sucess!

On our way to Polemonium and the traverse to Thunderbolt (which we aborted at the U-notch due to bad weather).

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Aug 27, 2012 3:36 pm

Swiss Arete/Winter climb  Sucess!

In 2010 via Swiss Arete
in 2012 in February as a winter ascent with a traverse to Starlight


96avs01 - Jul 30, 2012 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

North Couloir from the South Fork  Sucess!

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.


MoapaPk - Jul 22, 2012 1:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

L-couloir via Elinore  Sucess!

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.

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