Enjoyable scramble once we figured out the route after scratching our heads over the chockstone issue off Gregory's Monument. Indeed a classic and worthy endeavor!
With R. Zeithammer under a gathering storm. Had planned to traverse the whole peak but the storm put an end to that idea.
With a great team of five from a camp near Center Basin. The remaining snow made the climb more enjoyable.
The last part of the climb to Deerhorn Saddle was miserable, but the climbing improves from there to the summit. We had originally intended to climb Mt. Ericsson, but the climb to Deerhorn Saddle sapped our motivation so we settled on Stanford which turned out to be a fine climb. Climbed Deerhorn Mtn. the next day after camping near a small tarn NE of Deerhorn Mtn.
From camp at the lakes to the east and up the south ridge to the summit from Harrison Pass. Short class 3 bit but nicely exposed and a lot of fun. Went down a sand chute to the south and up the west face of Caltech next before going over to Ericsson and Deerhorn.
Part of an 8 day tour of the Kings Kern Divide area of the Sierra. Went from camp at Lake South America up to Harrison Pass, dropped the pack and slogged up to Gregory's Monument. The scramble to Stanford's summit across the ridge was fun, and the whole ascent from the pass took only ~1hr20m.
A long Sierra Challenge day. This part was a slog: loose choss to get to the saddle, and boulder-hopping to the summit ridge.
Perfect weather for a jaunt from base camp in Center Basin. Went on to Gregory's Monument, dropping into Lake S.A. basin before climbing out over Caltech Peak, then Forrester Pass, and finally back up to Center Basin. Pictures
Stanford Peak completes the highest 100 peaks in the contiguous US for me. Trip Report
Spent five days climbing the peaks of the Kings-Kern Divide from over Shepherd Pass w/ Ron H. The short but sweet summit ridge from Gregory's Monument was some of the best scrambling all day (Genevra and Ericsson earlier). Unfortunately, no summit register or can up top. If you care about Sierra registers, please help out in putting one up.
It was surprisingly easy and relatively quick to get to Stanford from Onion Valley, making for an enjoyable outing. The addition of Ericsson wasn't so great, however - mediocre scrambling and a bit more work than it looked to be at first. Trip Report
Dayhike out of Onion Valley with Bob. Went over University Pass, climbed the East Face, descended the South Ridge. After climbing Ericsson, I returned via Harrison Pass, Deerhorn Saddle, and Kearsarge Pass to make a big loop out of it. One of the best outings I've had all year. This is a very, very nice peak.