North Peak Climber's Log

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mountainmatt - Mar 18, 2006 6:07 am

Walk Up from Saddlebag

Another easy haul. Hoping to jump into one of the couliors on of these years.


mountainmatt - Mar 18, 2006 6:05 am

Walk Up from Saddlebag

Rocked it with buddies from TML.


missadventure - Feb 9, 2006 4:25 pm

Route Climbed: left couloir Date Climbed: sept 2 2001  Sucess!

sweet easy climbing, i think we were offroute on the approach because it got pretty sketchy....nice walkoff!

Zzyzx - Nov 17, 2005 1:39 am

Route Climbed: Right Couloir Date Climbed: September 17, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with Dirk (Diggler). Beautiful , sunny day. Staying on the right side of the couloir helped us avoid getting hit by chunks of ice from the party ahead of us. View from the summit was spectacular!


dshoshone - Nov 10, 2005 6:35 pm

Route Climbed: SW Face Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!

Easy class 2 hike

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Oct 19, 2005 10:07 pm

Route Climbed: NW ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!

Day 1 of the 2004 Sierra Challenge. Great scramble on good rock on the way to Mount Conness.

ripper333 - Oct 18, 2005 3:33 pm

Route Climbed: northwest ridge Date Climbed: august 2005  Sucess!

fun climb with amy and charlie.. would like to go

back and do the whole traverse north/conness/white


tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 2:03 pm

Route Climbed: N. Couloir Date Climbed: July  Sucess!


Fred Bagni

Fred Bagni - Oct 11, 2005 4:17 pm

Route Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: October 8th, 2005  Sucess!

Snowed about an inch the night before. The bottom and very top have excellent alpine ice. Bulletproof ice in the middle pitches. Some dinner-plating. Great climb. The right hand side was all good.


Shano - Oct 10, 2005 11:09 am

Route Climbed: N Couloir Date Climbed: 08 Oct 2005  Sucess!

w/ Brian Spiewak. Climbed left side of gully via a mixed line. Sketchy pro, plating ice and broken rock made things "interesting."

pwdrqst - Oct 4, 2005 2:55 pm

Route Climbed: North Coulior Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2004  Sucess!

Beautiful day...


Misha - Oct 3, 2005 10:00 am

Route Climbed: Right-hand couloir Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!

My very first real ice climb! Climbed with Mike Ybarra. We solo'd the lower third of the couloir (neve) and roped up for 2.5 pitches of smooth water ice. First pitch was brittle and challenging. The remaining one and a half were awesome!! We summited under galeforce winds.


Diggler - Sep 20, 2005 2:03 pm

Route Climbed: R couloir Date Climbed: 17 September, 2005  Sucess!

Third time's the charm!! Finally summited this great peak via the route I'd wanted after 2 aborted attempts (enthusiastic but inexperienced partners, late starts, inclement weather, & icefall from parties ahead of us)! Kris was a good, albeit sometimes dissatisfied & vocal, partner.

We left the parking lot @ 6.47. A party who started shortly after us (which was acclimated after a few days' climbing in the area) passed us & got first dibs on the climb. Fortunately they were pretty fast, & didn't send down too much ice.

We made fair time up the couloir. Kris & I switched leads. Although I at first wanted to attempt to do the whole couloir via French technique, this was soon dismissed as too laborious, & I just front-pointed, using my 3rd tool for occasional traction. Couloir was approximately 1/3 ice (the rest being hard snow). Ice was technically moderate, but quite enjoyable! Just slightly brittle.

After reaching the top of the gully, we stashed our tools, ropes, & crampons, & 3rd-classed up the remainder. Much 4th with some 3rd & a few parts of easy 5th that looked fun. Rock was mostly good quality.

Summit was sublime (summited @ 16.14), as the weather was great, the views phenomenal, & the final success sweet.

Left the top @ 16.54, having a mostly non-noteworthy descent, we got back to the truck at dark. I absolutely hate that trail along the lake- can't trail maintenance move some of that scree (maybe it's non-maintained, as it's outside the park)??!!

Mango marg' & fish tacos @ Whoa Nelli were great!


Kerstin - Sep 17, 2005 1:17 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Slope Date Climbed: October 4, 1999  Sucess!

Slogged up the sandy Southwest Slopes solo. I really enjoyed hanging around on the summit and looking down those couloirs!


awagher - Sep 6, 2005 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: North Couloir (right) Date Climbed: Sept. 5th, 2005

My first multi-pitch ice climb. Climbed with Miguel Forjan. We roped up for the first pitch at 10am. Nieve for the first 60m. Miguel led all 3 pitches even after his Mathes Crest traverse the day before. We both bailed on the summit after leaving the couloir at 3pm having each had very little sleep the night before (I pulled up to the trail head to sleep at 1:am). Fun first ice climb. The Left Couloir was being climbed by a team of two. It looked like mostly nieve and then a 100ft+/-. exposed rock section right in the middle with ice(?) above it (next year for us I hope...) Here are some pics...

soslaw - Sep 6, 2005 11:09 am

Route Climbed: South East Chute Date Climbed: September 4, 2005

Climbed with Andre on another glorious day in the High Sierra. Good class 2-3 scramble. 5 hours round trip.


uwjennie - Aug 23, 2005 1:46 pm

Route Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: 9/19/04  Sucess!

Great climb.


tiogap - Aug 23, 2005 12:23 am

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

Really enjoyed this climb. excellent rock in a beautiful area.

Second time on the peak. First time was via the rh couloir in 1998.


Samantha - Aug 9, 2005 5:29 am

Route Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!

Great mountain page! I

Dave K - Aug 7, 2005 12:25 am

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: 8/6/05  Sucess!

I thoroughly enjoyed this climb. The rock was excellent and handholds were abundant. On the way out we saw a bald eagle over Saddlebag Lake.

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