NW Ridge + N. Ridge Conness, solo with the snow chasing me out of Tuolumne. Time to ski!
Climbed the NW Ridge with a Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit alpine training weekend. I am a weeny on fourth class so we used the rope a fair bit and I was basically shitting myself when we were not using a rope. I knew this already, but reinforced I have some work to do dealing with exposure. Still, a beautiful straightforward route with spectacular exposure and an easy descent route (regular class 2 route).
Climbed this route with two other climbers (Scott and Rob). Good challenge at the second impasse and a great summit view.
bonus on the way to Conness NW ridge with Laura M and Tom G.
Great day out! Can't wait to go back and climb the couloir!
Started at Saddlebag Lake, two hours to summit. Then continued on to Shepherd Crest & Excelsior Mountain.
Climbed up from a campground past saddlebag lakes. Rapped down from close to the summit, then on down a chute and to the bottom with a fun glissade.
Linked up NW ridge of North, North ridge of Conness, and West ridge of Conness in a day. Fun day out. 9/17/2011
Climbed NW ridge and Shepherd peak a month or so earlier.
Finally got around to climbing this with the BAMM meetup (Gabor, Ian, Eric, Mark, and Stefan). Linked it up with Conness North Ridge for a spectacular day out.
Took the boat shuttle then scrambled up over the north col then to the summit -- quick and easy.
Soloed the central couloir, tagged the summit, downclimbed the right couloir, then soloed up the left couloir to descend off the back. Fun day.
Good conditions, though I wished I had two tools for the ice in the couloir.
Rain threatened but fun climb. Ridge was more class 4 than 5.3 as some have reported.
A warm night made this a total slush-fest, but when it's in, the North-Conness combo would be an awesome alpine day.
Up the northwest ridge after Shepherd Crest earlier in the morning. Really enjoyed the scrambling, views, and picking our way along the route on this one... one of my favorite routes.
Sweet scramble. The gaps were fun to cross and the short ridge getting onto the west face was briefly exposed and made for cool pics.
Climb up from Roosevelt Lake part of backpacking trip through Yosemite.
Attempted to climb with Mark Strahan but didn't end up leaving the parking lot due to an approaching storm. Tuolumne was DEAD and we ended up making it out just before they closed the 120.
Met up with a friend from NYC, Raphael Falk, to climb this route. We got started a bit late and ended up behind two parties, but managed to duck most of the falling debris by staying to the right. Ice was a bit brittle, but straightforward climbing. Rock scramble to the summit was good fun and great views from the summit. Descent was longer than I expected.
Great ice conditions!