With Matthew. Trip Report
Not a bad route if you move west at around 12,800 feet onto more solid rock. There are outstanding views from the ridge to the summit.
Climbed the ribs above the mine to avoid the loose stuff which worked out great. Awesome views! Little more than 8 hours car to car.
On the snow after only 20 minutes of hiking, then a long ways up to the north ridge and up to the summit. It is a LONG way from the ridge to the summit, much longer than I thought. Awesome 5000 foot ski descent all the way back almost to my car. Sweet canyon and an awesome ride down.
Up the Gables Lake trail from Pine Creek, then across to the Hanging Valley mine, up the west ridge, then descend to the other mines and down the slot canyons. nice day.
I've done this route twice. The most memorable was when we camped on the ridge at 12,500' or so and drank a ton of whiskey and ate jelly bellys
Did with my 7-year-old son. first time was the year before
Great views from the top and we picked the perfect day as there wasn't a cloud in sight. The approach via the scree above the mine was less than pleasant but it gets better near the top.
Horton Lakes route: try crossing to ridge S of gully, after Tungstar Mine.
I camped near the middle lake of the 3 southern Gable Lakes. From camp I climbed and traversed peak 12120+ to gain Hanging Valley. Climbed Tom via southwest ridge- staying on crest as much as possible. Great view! Clear and windy. Explored some of the mines on the way back. Climbed peak 12200+ and traversed back to and over peak 12120+ to get back to camp.
A great mountain. Good geology and mining history. Climbed with Nina and Ed.
Soloed up the SW ridge- to avoid the scree. No snow on the route but hailed and snowed a little on the way down- super views remained even so. From trailhead to summit absolutely one of the most scenic hikes I've done- I'd definitely go back.
fantastic views due to its location east of the crest... cool plaques remain on summit from ascents in the 1930s... climbed via horton lakes
No views from summit due to whiteout conditions. I traversed to far south and had to descend a sketchy south chute down to below Horton Lake. Lucky I didn't cliff out.
Day hiked up the road.
Went up the typical route, 4:20 to the top from the gate. Been awhile since I got up a Sierra peak, it felt great. We stuck to the better talus ribs straight up from the mine portal to the ridge, then took the ridge to the top. The sandy, loose stuff is for the descent only!
Sierra Club WTC trip led perfectly by Melissa K.
Climbed with Dave Gonzalez with a camp at Horton Lake. I was too slow and the deteriorating weather finally made me turn around at about 300 ft below the summit. Dave topped out though.
car-to-summit-to-car in a day in 17 hours total. North Ridge route up and down.