North Ridge Climber's Log

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asmrz - Nov 5, 2023 8:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2001

Twice in the summer  Sucess!

I climbed the North Ridge twice in the summer. With Miguel Carmona in 1986, we soloed the upper part of the route from Little Meysan Lake to the summit.

Joe LeMay and I climbed the complete North Ridge from the desert floor (7,100' of gain, 4 miles) in 17.5 hours in June of 2001.


Darren9 - Sep 29, 2014 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

Finally  Sucess!

Climbed with Vertigo Soul and three others from Sierra Mountaineering Club. Very interesting route with a lot of variety. We were racing a potential snowstorm which eclipsed some of our party, depositing snow on the summit pitches, making for a more difficult and time consuming finish! The descent off this mountain is very long.

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Sep 29, 2014 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

Epic trip!  Sucess!

Fun and adventurous route. Simuled much of it with my partner. Took us about 7 hrs from camp to summit.


Bill562 - Jul 28, 2014 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

North Ridge  Sucess!

With Aysel G. Had to bivy - off route. Also saw a major rock avalanche off one of the walls (climbers right of the main descent chute). Thousands of pounds of rock came down. Be extremely careful and quick coming down this chute, stay as far to climbers left as possible.


Hyadventure - May 27, 2013 11:20 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

A long day  Sucess!

22 hours car to car with only one significant route finding error. It was longer, harder and looser then I expected.

Luke Swanson

Luke Swanson - Dec 6, 2012 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

North Ridge  Sucess!

Did it in a day with 5 others, but hiked out in the dark. Really fun route.


oliverkalt - Jun 19, 2012 12:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Longer than expected  Sucess!

One long day trip. With all the nice bivy sites along the way, next time I think I want to use one of them. The views from the ridge are amazing.


atavist - Sep 12, 2011 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011

No visibility  Sucess!

Solo, flurries started while I was around 2nd tower, thunderstorm started when I hit the summit and dropped about 4" of powder, zero vis all day, good times down climbing loose snowy boulder chutes and steep chimneys with frozen digits.


fossana - May 31, 2011 3:39 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

first alpine of the season  Sucess!

soloed with Mike C

Took a alternative line to gain the ridge with technical slab/hard snow. Surprisingly little snow remaining on the route proper, although a light dusting made the crux section a bit slick and sketchier than normal.


haishan - Oct 19, 2010 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2010

N Ridge solo  Sucess!

Was lucky to get up this route in between early season storms, <8 hrs car-to-car. Agreed with page author- leave the convoluted route descriptions at home and test your route-finding judgment.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Sep 15, 2010 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

North Ridge (Solo)  Sucess!

Armed with a pair of Mountain Masters and good friends, we had a spectacular day out. Minor issues locating the "notch" to access the ridge (too soon). A 1.5 hour correction got us on course. Still had plenty of time to boulder down at Grass Lake and enjoy a burger, fries and an ice cold Sierra Nevada brew! Will definitely do this again (stand by Michelle...your time CTC is going down!) Thanks Blair and Sheila!


Blair - Sep 13, 2010 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Great Route  Sucess!

Finally got this mountain...Climbed w 2 great peeps, great weather. 12h45m C2C Solo ascent


mtndonkey - Aug 9, 2010 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009

Nearly Epic  Sucess!

Very long day, nearly free soloed the entire route but roped up the last couple pitches of the summit headwall due to major fatigue setting in. Fun day, but be prepared to spend a full day out.


Blackmouth - Jul 28, 2010 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

North Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with friends. We had 2 rope teams of 3 and I was happy to do most of the leading. Nice ridge climb with awesome views.


jonmeek16 - Jul 27, 2010 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

success on the North Ridge  Sucess!

Success with Mike, Miguel, Tony, Joan and Isabelle! Great day, but very long with 2 teams of 3


mdostby - Jul 25, 2010 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

A long Day  Sucess!

Exciting day.

Aaron Dyer

Aaron Dyer - Jul 6, 2010 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Good Day  Sucess!

5 hours to summit from Whitney Portal. 8.5 hours CTC solo. A really fun day.


soslaw - Sep 21, 2009 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

North Ridge   Sucess!

With Peter Doucette. A fair amount of 5.6 on the route we took.


cdog - Sep 7, 2009 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

fun sunday  Sucess!

had a fun backpack into Grass Lakes for Labor Day weekend. My buddy Nate and I climbed the NR on Sunday, and certainly found the route fun and adventurous. Had a great time, and really enjoyed the (mostly) solid rock. We climbed the 2nd tower via the right-hand route with 2 fixed pins. We were on the summit at dusk, and descended the scree gully in the dark, which probably is the best time to do so.
Pretty cool & adventurous experience overall.


fossana - Aug 31, 2009 1:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

solo  Sucess!

Just me this time. Made the mistake of trying out a "new" descent down one of the steep W Ridge gullies. Lucked out and managed to make it down to the lakes without too much backtracking.

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