Climbed with Forjan. This was my first Alpine Ice lead. We soloed the first pitch of neve and completed the climb in a total of 3-60 meter pitches. The route was in shape and a great first ice lead. We caught the 2:15 water taxi for a relaxing finish to a great day. Did it in about 10 hours with help from the boat.
Fun day hike leading some novices. Summited with Edward. Gorgeous views all the way.
Pretty reasonable route. Not quite a "pull your hair out and scream at the moon" classic. :-) None the less, a good solo route. Celebrated with Fish Tacos - how nice!
North couloir was neve on the bottom half of the route and the top half was ice with a thin strip of snow on top. Great route and area, the scramble to the top was fun too.
A fun easy hike from Saddlebag. Awesome views of Conness all the way. Great spot.
Dayhiked with derbilly, up and down the SW/SE sides.
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.