by obsidian » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:46 pm
by mrchad9 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:02 pm
by robertjoy » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:18 am
by Alpenglow » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:55 am
by Jesus Malverde » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:47 pm
by mrchad9 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:50 pm
Alpenglow wrote:Has anyone been up there recently? Will be up in Mammoth area Aug. 7th-18th and was wondering if it is possible to bypass the SE glacier since it is such a low snow year.
*If you have any pics Chad of that chute that would be awesome
by Alpenglow » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:26 pm
3Deserts wrote:This probably isn't what anyone in this thread wants to hear, but let me toss out something to consider.
Part of what makes this mountain so special IS the snow and glaciers, especially if you do it as a loop and ascend the north face and descend the SE glacier. It's not every mountain in the Sierra that you can climb with semi-reliable snow all year, and I personally see it as a feature, not something to be avoided. It's a lot of what makes this such an aesthetic climb.
I get it if climbers don't have snow skills or gear or just hate snow for some reason, but then, there are probably better peaks to climb. The rock on the SE side is generally crappy, and if you descend any of the alternate, lesser known chutes, god help you, it's awful; like scrambling down a pile of broken dinner plates. The north face chutes are surprisingly nice, just pull down not out.
If you're collecting summits and views, cool, but if you're interested in maximizing the aesthetic nature of this climb, save it for when there's good snow and do that.
by mmaki » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:15 pm
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