From Saddlebag Lake. Fun dayhike.
Fun easy dayhike from Saddlebag Lake. Mt. Conness and glacier look very impressive from this route.
Got lost, scrambled up the hog in Spantiks. No ice today!
snow is super hard so ice axes were helpful!
First alpine ice climb. Turned from snow into blue ice 1/3 of the way up. Fun climb!
My partner and I just climbed the North Couloir. It was a good time and we had it to ourselves. The bergshrund was still covered. Ice on most of the route with the exception of firm snow at the very bottom (below 'shrund), a section in the middle on the right side and at the top where the angle backs off. Have fun...
Great first alpine solo. Fun easy moves with views of grandeur!
Climbed left and right north couloirs. Brought skis and snowboard (seriously both) to descend right couloir on snowboard (in ski boots, hilarious), left one on skis. Came back a week later with just snowboard, rode both left and right couloirs. Classic!
A terrific day out with DB and Double-A.
Super fun route, nice scrambling at the top. Fun couloir beneath the Class 3-4 scrambling.
good fun, as always. continued on to Conness.
Good ice and a great days - views were clear out past Half Dome to the west.
First time was July 2000. Second time I got up and down before noon with great views, clouds and nice lighting.
This is mostly class 3 with three impasse on it. Don't need gear, I used rock shoes for one. Totally fun.
Then kept on the ridge from North Peak to Conness. Fun ridge and great views! It was great to go light and do it car-to-car in a day.
Took the right chute instead of the left and regretted/enjoyed it.
Very nice day. I summited @ 1:30 pm- A gentleman named Greg Dephilipps was there earlier & signed in @ 10:00 am. Weather report said it would be "breezy"- That was quite an under-statement around the summit area.
Climbed with my buddy Patrick from AZ. His first couloir. Ice was excellent. It looked like it was all neve from up to the bergshrund. But, could not have been more wrong. Patrick is now hooked on couloirs... Climbed it in 3.5 pitches. Simuled the passed the berg.
Second ice climb after Dana, ice was perfect, weather was perfect. Couldn't ask for anything better...
It was a perfect October day. from the Trailhead we proceeded quite fast to the bottom of the North couloir. Lettle roping exercise was quite short. The clib itself was no longer than 40 min. Nice practice before attempting anything more technically challenging