A solo round trip from a base camp at Shepherd Pass, a total of ten and a half hours. Some 60 to 80 parties have summited this year so far. Hard to tell, because there are two notebooks in the register box; some people sign up only one, others use both. The Chimney was fun after that incredibly tedious and long chute. Found a dark blue Mountain Hardwear jacket with a water bottle in one of its pockets near the "black stain" (left it there). There were no other climbers on the mountain that day, so it must have been left or lost some days earlier (or much earlier?). Trip report.
Did you need crampons in the chimney still or is it pretty much clear?
This was a meetup hike. Two days, camped in Williamson Bowl. Light snow year. Great peak!
We had great weather but it still took literally all day. Phenomenal views from the top, exquisite terrain, and really enjoyable 3rd class terrain in the chimney.
With Murad, Oleg and Trevor in perfect weather. CA 14er #11.
Via Symmes Creek and Williamson Creek. Lots of rain/snow, cloudy summit. Great trip.
with dave s up the west face (chute) from williamson's bowl. Supposed to be a link-up with Tyndall, but I didn't have it in me!
Lightning and hail, a bit scary!
On solo trip met Ryan & Dave from UCSB in the bowl & we climbed together. Father & son team Joel & Brody caught up on route & we all summitted together. Great day!
Soloed from a camp in the Williamson Bowl. Beautiful day, some clouds in the afternoon. Descended the West Face.
sun and fun
The most strenuous trip I have done so fare! Hiked up from Anvil camp
Followed Leconte's ("black stain" --> class 3 chimney) route from our camp near Shepherd Pass.
Yep, no need to do this one again. Ascended via 'Long Twisting Rib. Just didn't live up to my expectations (sorry, LTR fans.) I thought the more memorable section was the downclimb from the West Horn. One more 14er ticked off.
Climbed Long Twisting Rib to West Horn then descended West Face. My favorite part? None of it. Lost camera, I was sick, returned to camp in the dark. UGH! No need to climb this bitch again!
Great climb from camp above Shepherd Pass. I was up there on a solo trip, but teamed up in the morning with Bob, Tim, and Taylor and had a great time. We had a long siesta on the summit with no wind and great views. 3.5hrs to the summit, 3hrs back to the tent. The climbing day could not have been better and I made new friends.
spring 2010 via george creek
Camped at the first saddle before the 500' of elevation gain loss. Carried camping gear all the way to base of black stain the next day; summitted at 4:40p. An ice axe was necessary to climb the chute, but probably won't be in another week with warm temps. Snow in the bowl helped enourmously -- we crossed it in less than an hour each way.
Greeted by amazing views.
This mountain makes you earn the summit like nothing else. After a grueling first day to our camp at 9500 and the Bairs creek headwall to 13600, I was dead. But a short rest and some pepperoni stick gave me the extra juice I needed. We climbed up some snow filled chutes (~45 degrees, it felt like 55 but I'm new at this...) to the east of the summit. The wind was howling once we topped out of the chute. The last hundred feat to the true summit I thought I was going to get blown over (be it by wind, dizziness or headache). All three of us made it and one skied back while we glissaded (sort of.). Great trip!