A loose slog.
Climbed via the North face route then continued on the traverse to Haeckel. Pretty loose and crappy down low, gets more solid and fun higher up near the summit.
From Picture Peak, Hungry Packer Peak, and Mt Haeckle. Day 3 of the 2009 Sierra Challenge -- did traverse with GlennG.
I climbed the peak from Wallace Col on the way to an overnight camp just on the west side of the crest. Neither side of Wallace Col was particularly enjoyable, with the west side being especially loose.
Climbed up mostly in snow, so it wasn't to bad... as part of a traverse from Picture Peak... continued on to Clyde Spires.
After having climbed Mt. Fiske, we approached from the southwest up to the left of Wallace Col and turned left on the ridge to the summit. That summit block was a great photo op spot. Descended the southeast face.
one of my first big solos. Went up east slopes, couldn't find way around, so traverse to north ridge, down south side. great glissade. Slapped summit block.
Tried haeckel from their twice, no luck- I feel like an idiot. Any suggestions?
Climbed with my son Alex McLeod, Mark Danner, and Keith Erke. A long hard scramble from camp at Dingleberry Lake. A big pile of rock! Up NE slope, down SE slope. No fun either way!
This years significant snowfall made for an interresting climb on the otherwise loose scree filled Southeast Slope.
The traverse over from Haeckel was fun, but the descent down the Southeast Slope was a nightmare! I can't even imagine how horrible it would be to climb up that slope.
The summit block was quite fun to be on, though.
The trickiest summit block I encountered during the Challenge... although rated class 3, Haeckel was a much easier climb.
Day five of the 2004 Sierra Challenge, climbed with Mark, Michael and Matthew. Traversed from Mt. Haeckel, then down the SE Slope and back via Echo Lake. Trip Report