North Arête Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 22

Bill562 - Sep 5, 2017 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2017

Smoky summer day  Sucess!

With Aysel G.


Simkin - Aug 8, 2017 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2017

Free solo  Sucess!

Here is the video:


whatdoIknow - Jun 30, 2016 11:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2016

very enjoyable climb  Sucess!

Fun climb, great views


millertime300 - Oct 3, 2014 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014

Good times  Sucess!

Great Route

dkangas - Aug 18, 2014 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

Unique  Sucess!

Pitches 1 and 2 were ho-hum. The start of pitch 3 to me was the crux and the most fun: steep with some stemming. The crystal section was "dazzling," but easy climbing (and loose).


cbeats - Jul 28, 2014 12:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2014

N. Arete variation  Sucess!

Climbed the variation mentioned in ST guidebook with my brother. Skipped the South Summit due to incoming thunder storms.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Nov 13, 2013 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013

Windy  Sucess!

and cold! But great climbing and beautiful rock


oliverkalt - Sep 26, 2012 1:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

Good climb, great views  Sucess!

We did this the day after Bear Creek Spire. My partner was in a foul mood all morning but the crystal pitch healed him...


Deb - Sep 13, 2012 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Happy 4th!  Sucess!

What a beautiful climb and so much snow to wade through to get to the base! The crystal pitch was blindly bright.


soslaw - Sep 24, 2011 12:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

N. Arete  Sucess!

Enjoyable moderate route with a short approach and good rock.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Sep 6, 2011 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

Crystal who cares  Sucess!

A fun little climb, but have no idea whats so amazing about this crystal pitch...I guess it is kind of cool that the rock is different, but not that big of a deal. Short approach is what I liked the most. Couldn't get much pro into that dihedral before the end of the crystal, but the climbing wasn't hard..


Hyadventure - Jul 25, 2011 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011

Some variation of the North Arête  Sucess!

I climbed some variation of the North Arête. The crystal pitch scared the $hit out of me because it was so chossy. No solid places to place gear and my belayer was right at the bottom of the chute. I thought the summit pitch was by far the most solid and fun.


biz - Oct 28, 2010 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

North Arete  Sucess!

A fun little 3 pitch climb with a short, fun ridge traverse to the summit. Very enjoyable.


haishan - Oct 19, 2010 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

very best quality  Sucess!

5.8 variation, stayed left of main line all the way to the crystal vein. beautiful climbing, with great ridge scramble finish.


PellucidWombat - Sep 14, 2010 5:03 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

In the Area, and 5.7? Really?  Sucess!

so I couldn't pass off ticking off one of the routes listed in Croft's guidebook :-). Led the first and third pitch of the N Arete & simul-climbed to the summit. The first pitch really felt like 5.5 to me, and I almost climbed through the crux before placing my first piece of pro.

The crystal pitch is what makes this climb truly memorable, though the ridge traverse actually seemed like more fun than the climb to gain it!

Descended the S Ridge, taking a difficult line (cl. 4-5). Then I realized I left my sneakers on the summit, so I climbed up and down an easier line (cl. 3).


JHH60 - Aug 27, 2010 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Crystal Energy  Sucess!

Loved the Crystal pitch!


SKI - Aug 2, 2010 10:43 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Pretty sweet moves to the crystal pitch  Sucess!

Did anyone else find a traverse to a face climb near the top of the second pitch? It was AWESOME!


granjero - Sep 9, 2009 10:22 pm

Crystal Pitch Rocks!  Sucess!

Fun little route, worth it just to trip out for a while in the crystal pitch! Way cool.


forjan - Sep 10, 2007 12:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

N Arete  Sucess!

Climbed it with Allison. I led the first 2 pitches and Allison led the quartz crystal pitch. This was Allison's first Sierra rock climb. Fun times!

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Aug 14, 2007 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2007

N Arete  Sucess!

Great route. Did this the day after climbing Bear Creek Spire...a nice easy climb. Beautiful day and views!

Viewing: 1-20 of 22
Return to 'North Arête' main page