North Peak Climber's Log

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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.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 25, 2005 4:10 pm

Route Climbed: SE Chute Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

Nice acclimatization hike.


birdhead - Jul 25, 2005 1:22 pm

Route Climbed: SE Chute Date Climbed: 07/24/05  Sucess!

A nice half-day hike in a beautiful area. The mosquitos near Greenstone Lake were horrible and we were swarmed by huge clouds of them. Very nice summit views that really make me want to climb the north ridge of Conness.


ExploreABitMore - Mar 4, 2005 10:29 pm

Route Climbed: SW Slope Date Climbed: 08/01/04  Sucess!

Incredible views and a beautiful day.


Carbo - Feb 14, 2005 11:30 pm

Route Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: can't remember

Perfect conditions on our second couloir climb, we skipped the summit and descended to quick dip in the lake before the usual long drive home


plume - Feb 13, 2005 2:33 am

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: Oct. 13, 2002  Sucess!

Spur of the moment, last trip for Dug before he moved to NYC made this rather bittersweet. Despite his fear of snow, Dug will be missed sorely as a constant companion in the Sierra.

The ridge is easy, and if you are soloing and get trepidatious at any point one can drop down to the right (west) for easier terrain. But you would be sorry. The knife-edge is delightful climbing on clean rock.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 15, 2004 11:49 pm

Route Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: June 25, 2004; July 31, 2004  Sucess!

Soloed the route twice this summer, both times with Bob (just for a change). The first time was a warm-up for Williamson the next day, the next time was as the approach to Conness' North Ridge. This is a nice scramble, especially in conjunction with Conness.


Felsberg - Oct 12, 2004 4:13 pm

Route Climbed: SE Chute (climbers right var.) Date Climbed: October 10, 2004

Fun scramble as an interlude to working on the conness glacier in sub-freezing temperatures. PICS

Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce - Oct 11, 2004 1:03 pm

Route Climbed: Right Couloir Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2004  Sucess!

Josh's first alpine ice. 3 pitches. 4 climbers waited for us at the schrund--hope we didn't send too many dinner plates down. Summit was windless and warm.

Warning: we did the cl3 direct approach up slabs to the glacier. Stay in the middle of the slabs--we started following ramps to the left and had to cross exposed, sketchy terrain to get back on the scramble.

The summit is EZ cl3 from the saddle, w/1 cl4 move if you go direct.


TDRoberts - Oct 9, 2004 8:01 pm

Route Climbed: SE Chutes Date Climbed: Sep 25 2004  Sucess!

Great short day hike from Saddlebag Lake.

Zzyzx - Sep 29, 2004 1:12 am

Route Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: September 25, 2004

I climbed the couloir with Pavel and Vendula. Due to having only one 50 m rope it took us a long time to climb it. There were two other climbers above us which meant we were constantly getting hit by falling ice. Over all a great climb with a nice, short approach and easy descend. We finished the climb in the dark . Pavel went to the summit while Vendula and I decided to hike down.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 28, 2004 11:52 pm

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

Day 1 of the 2004 Sierra Challenge saw 8 of us soloing the easy NW Ridge on our way to Conness. Trip Report


kovarpa - Sep 28, 2004 12:13 am

Route Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!

What a fun climb! Vendula was super brave to do this as her first ice climb... I just wish there were no other people in the couloir - we got hit pretty hard by the dislodged ice from above that picked up a lot of speed. Kris was bleeding...


songhiker - Sep 7, 2004 5:00 pm

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2004  Sucess!

Day 1 of the Sierra Challenge.. great climbing!!

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