From Saddlebag on, I saw no one all day. Ice and snow from a couple weeks ago had partially stuck to the trail as well as to the ridge, but was passable. I counted more gaps in the ridge than the two mentioned in the SP route description, altho no workaround was harder than class 4. No "jumping gaps" for this old guy. Lots of snow in the gaps but not a problem. The steepest part of the ridge is super straightforward and solid, lots of fun and air. The upper talus field had many patches of mostly avoidable snow. It was cold and I didn't want my socks wet. You can see Saddlebag from the descent saddle, and what ends up being more or less a beeline for the lake works pretty well, or did for me in October. A great scramble for a brokedown rock climber.
Great scramble. Climbed this route with two other climbers (Scott and Rob). Good challenge at the second impasse and a great summit view.
Fun solo after hiking up to Shepherd Crest for some views from across
9/17/2011 Link up of NW ridge with North ridge of Conness and West ridge of Conness...great day out
Nice outing from Saddlebag Lake on a beautiful day !
Very fun cruise!
Fun morning scramble on good rock. Too bad it isn't longer...
Linked up NW Ridge of North Peak with North Ridge of Conness (second time). With Mike who had his first free solo experience. Cloudless and beautiful day
Great route - beautiful rock with exciting exposure... technical section much shorter than expected.
Soloed with Miguel. First Sierra climb ever. Warmup rout of our North Peak NW Ridge -> Conness N Ridge -> Conness W Ridge linkup (all 3 routes in just under 11 hrs car-to-car). First Sierra climbing day!
Warmed up on North Peak's NW Ridge as part of our 3 routes day link-up: NW Ridge North Peak --> North Ridge Conness --> West Ridge Conness. Climbed with Will. We started just before 6:00AM at Saddlebag Lake and summited North Peak by ~ 8:40AM.
Fun climb, great addition to the north ridge of Conness. It also has some exciting gap jumps.
First time dealing with such exposure, awesome time. Wish we could've hit Conness afterwards...
Started with this short route and followed with the North ridge of Conness. The technical section is fairly short and involved some big jumps in order to clear gaps. Fun route though.
A fun scramble, climbed with D-Rod and ScottyS. It would be nice if the technical section were a bit longer, it was quite entertaining, steep but manageable.
Warmed-up on NW Ridge for the solo of North Ridge of Conness. Good climbing with a couple of interesting moments. I just wish that it was longer and more technical :)