North Palisade Climber's Log

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soslaw

soslaw - Oct 19, 2009 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009

Traverse from Starlight  Sucess!

After Tbolt and Starlight's summits, N. Pal was anticlimatic. Route finding from Starlight was interesting.

justing

justing - Sep 22, 2009 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009

Chimney variation  Sucess!

Part of a traverse from the V-notch to Polemonium to North Pal to Starlight with kovarpa and hamik.

gordonye

gordonye - Sep 8, 2009 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

Moore Variation  Sucess!

Climbed with Vladimir and Hakan from Palisade Basin via the U-notch chute. Finally succeeded after three tries with Vladimir, thanks to Hakan's route info.

BCL

BCL - Sep 7, 2009 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2009

Route Climbed: Le Conte Date Climbed: Sept 1, 2009  Sucess!

LeConte route from Palisade Basin. Snow at the base of both chockstones made route more difficult than last year. No snow in third chute for second year in a row.

RickF

RickF - Aug 14, 2009 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

No. 2 on a Three Peak Traverse  Sucess!

The second on our three peak traverse following Polemonium and on the way to Starlight. We approached via the west chute from Palisade Basin, then up the "Chimney". Safely summitting and descending was made possible through the team effort of my partners, Phil & Joe.

ChuckO

ChuckO - Aug 13, 2009 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

SouthWest Chute/Clyde Variation  Sucess!

Climbed with Javier (avghiker). 4th class pitches down & to left of chimney were good fun. Met a gaggle of SP'ers (including Blackmouth who posted just below this post) on the summit. Excellent weather & climbing conditions.

boyblue

boyblue - Aug 12, 2009 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1979

LeConte Route Solo  Sucess!

Approached from Glacier Creek via Potluck. I found that climbing the icy chock-stones in the narrow chute below the bowl to be at about the upper limit of my ability at the time. Not surprised to see this route's been upgraded to class 4. Amazing climb, though.

MarieP

MarieP - Aug 11, 2009 4:11 pm

Traverse in a day  Sucess!

Part of the traverse

Blackmouth

Blackmouth - Aug 10, 2009 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Thunderbolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!

Day hiked the Thuderbolt to Sill Traverse in just over 20 hours. Started at South Lake and ended at the shuttle car at Glacier Lodge. Climbed with SPer's Forjan,Kevin Trieu,Dave S,Luis Gijon and Corey Harelson. We used our double ropes to rap down to the U-Notch on our way to Polemonium. Ran into Sper's Chuck O and Javier on the summit of North Pal.

WML

WML - Jul 30, 2009 1:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Single-push fun

Began our trek in at 138am on Sunday, arrived about an hour and a half too late...got to the base of the 'schrund but the rockfall was a bit much to risk annihilation. Returning soon for revenge. Approached via NF Big Pine Creek, were aiming to climb the U-Notch + Chimney variation.

jspeigl

jspeigl - Jul 6, 2009 3:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Southwest chute, chimney variation  Sucess!

Cool climb. The views from camp at Thunderbolt Pass were amazing. I highly recommend the west side.

TheRootster

TheRootster - Jun 21, 2009 12:15 pm

Southwest side  Sucess!

A super-fun climb thanks to the appealing route and great history. I soloed it, and high up in the chute remember thinking to myself that every step had to count--no room for error. Then I came flying up to the ridgeline at the top of the chute and darn near threw myself over before realizing what a yowza knife edge it was--whew, there's an empty elevator shaft if ever there was one. Great weather, great day, great climb.

alpinegosse

alpinegosse - Nov 24, 2008 11:51 am

Done  Sucess!

U-Notch to Chimney stayed two nights.

BCL

BCL - Sep 22, 2008 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008

Route Climbed: Le Conte Date Climbed: Sept 20, 2008  Sucess!

Solo day hike out of South Lake.

dshoshone

dshoshone - Sep 16, 2008 11:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Le Conte  Sucess!

Great climb

seano

seano - Sep 5, 2008 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008

From Starlight  Sucess!

Continuing the traverse. The swing across that gap was wild!

jimegan

jimegan - Aug 30, 2008 4:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2008

North Palisade  Sucess!

Climbed with Mike Brooks using the U Notch couloir and catwalk from our Dusy Basin base camp

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Aug 4, 2008 3:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Mini Traverse  Sucess!

Tom Becht and Glenn Gookin and me hiked from the Bishop Pass Trailhead at South Lake and exited at Glacier Lodge. This is a great peak but not quite as much fun as climbing the summit block on Thunderbolt and the Milk Bottle on Starlight.

bechtt

bechtt - Aug 3, 2008 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Traverse  Sucess!

Long day doing the Palisades Traverse with Glenn and Augie. Expected it to be much harder -- especially from the notch.

BradBartick

BradBartick - Jul 12, 2008 9:58 pm

Part of the Palisades Traverse  Sucess!

Hit NP as part of the Palisades traverse last summer. Great exposure and difficult route-finding, but Bruce kept us on course.

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