North Palisade Climber's Log

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kraymes - May 22, 2010 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 1991

U-Notch  Sucess!

Solo. No crampons so I had to cut steps up the U-Notch and stayed close to the rock. I used Roper's Guide and couldn't belive that crack was 4th class of course I was off route. Good times.


winemanvan - Mar 15, 2010 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1979

From Barrett lakes  Sucess!

I was 19 and in such good shape that I don't remember it as being difficult. I followed a guy who'd attempted it 3 times, but was unsuccessful because of weather. We made it up the SW chute pretty quickly and luxuriated on top for a couple of hours taking in the fantastic view. A couple of Irish guys climbed up the east side while we were there. The weather was perfect. A few years ago, while hiking through Dusy Basin I looked up at the mountain, and shook my head and muttered something about youth and foresight and hiked on.

cottersnow - Nov 29, 2009 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

U notch  Sucess!

I like this one.


HeyItsBen - Oct 28, 2009 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009

Tbolt - N. Pal traverse  Sucess!

The "gap" between Starlight and N. Pal was gnarly (and fun)! Was hoping to bag Polemonium as well but ran out of daytime. Came down the west side of the U-notch in the dark, a horrendous descent and a long day.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Aug 11, 2009 4:11 pm

Traverse in a day  Sucess!

Part of the traverse


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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - Nov 24, 2008 11:51 am

Done  Sucess!

U-Notch to Chimney stayed two nights.


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

Le Conte  Sucess!

Great climb


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!

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