Mount Sill Climber's Log

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Norris

Norris - Jul 13, 2008 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007

Swiss Arete revisited  Sucess!

Climbed Swiss Arete for the second time. First time was twenty years ago with John Fischer. Great fun climb. Very sad how much the Palisade glacier has retreated over the last two decades.

BradBartick

BradBartick - Jul 12, 2008 9:59 pm

Summited as part of Palisades traverse  Sucess!

Hit MS as part of the Palisades traverse last summer. Great exposure and difficult route-finding, but Bruce kept us on course.

plume

plume - Jul 8, 2008 12:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Arete  Sucess!

finer than fine climb. Simuled or soloed much of it. Beautiful and clean. Now, if only the approach could be a tad bit shorter. Must keep in mind that you are climbing all the while.

SkydiveKen

SkydiveKen - Jun 29, 2008 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008

North Couloir  Sucess!

Climb Mt Sill on our way to Polemonium Peak. Perfect conditions and the easiest class 4 I have done.

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david whiting

david whiting - Mar 15, 2008 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2005

If you don't succeed at first...

This was my second winter solo attempt. I love the journey, though can't quite make the summit. I'll keep trying!

yaknjorgl

yaknjorgl - Mar 2, 2008 1:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 1996

first big mountain  Sucess!

third time w/ crampons. second attempt- first time in storm. best of views- thanks to Kevin Ball

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007

Nice to...  Sucess!

revisit my last CA 14er! Ah, this one will always have a little warm spot in my heart :)

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Dec 25, 2007 8:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007

Done...

Up it 4 times! Last was via the Swiss arete. We can down a new way around Temple Crag down to 3rd lake to avoid the icy glacier. That was an adventure.

lefty

lefty - Sep 14, 2007 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Standard Route

Great views

RickF

RickF - Aug 31, 2007 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

California Fourteener No. 10  Sucess!

A long time in the planning, a pilgrimage to the Palisade Glacier before it is entirely gone, and a beautiful day to spend a few minutes on the summit of Sill! Thanks to Joe, Phil, Bob, and Stuart for the team effort.

glahhg

glahhg - Aug 27, 2007 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Thunderbolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!

Long slog at the end of the day. Went down the backside which was a huge mistake. Much better to go back over polemonium and down the backside of the U-notch.

forjan

forjan - Aug 12, 2007 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

T-bolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!

Day hiked T-bolt to Sill traverse with fossana and mybackyard. Ran into Kevin Trieu, eggheadsherpa and Wendy at Gayley camp. Thanks eggheadsherpa for the merlot!

Mark N

Mark N - Aug 12, 2007 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

SW Slopes  Sucess!

Solo backpacking trip via Bishop & T-bolt Passes. Next time the Swiss Arete!

fossana

fossana - Aug 12, 2007 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

t-bolt to sill traverse  Sucess!

Final peak on an amazing day with mybackyard and forjan.

mybackyard

mybackyard - Aug 12, 2007 10:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Traverse from Polemonium  Sucess!

Last peak of our Traverse day hike from T-bolt with fossana & forjan.

ChuckO

ChuckO - Aug 7, 2007 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

North Couloir  Sucess!

Good climb with Mike Schash. The view of the Palisades neighbors really is spectactular.

J Fox

J Fox - Jul 31, 2007 5:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

From the V-notch  Sucess!

The final peak on our T-bolt to Sill traverse. We were getting pretty tired by this point but it was sure worth it. What a great way to spend a day. The summit views were impressive particularly looking down the Swiss Arete.

orandall

orandall - Jul 15, 2007 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

North Couloir  Sucess!

3.5 hours to summit from Gayley Camp. Couldn't believe how short traverse and class 4 section were, but they were still fun. L-snowfield was starting to get soft on the descent (9:30 AM) but was still hard enough to make it easy with crampons. Beautiful area and fun climb.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Jul 9, 2007 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

Yoddling On The Swiss  Sucess!

Unusually warm day at 14,000+! :P Being in the Palisades for the first time, I can't say I was totally impressed since the glacier looked like a "landfill" due to the low snow year. The route was fun, although I wished it was a bit longer. Would i personally call it "classic"?.....probably not. But for namesake, it was classic to witness all the names of the old timers in the summit register (a copy of the Sierra Club register): Clyde, Dawson, Robinson, Wade, Eichorn etc). Interestingly enough and by coincidence, we did our ascent on the same day Muir and Glen Dawson did theirs.....70 years ago to the day! Deb and I tackled the 5.9 variation of the crux pitch....great hand jams! Being with her made up for all the shortcomings and expectations. :)

Deb

Deb - Jul 6, 2007 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

Swiss Arete  Sucess!

Beautifully warm day to be on a mountain, especially fine Sierra granite! Really fun easy climb, but awful short; simul-climbed all but 1 1/2 pitches. Thanks to hubby for leading, the altitude and my ovaries sapped my endurance.

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