Scrambled up an unnamed east face route from Dade Lake and it was loose loose loose. Not the best. I thought the chimney side of the summit block was pretty hard with approach shoes, and wished I had rock shoes. The other way up the block is pretty easy though.
Nice summit block! With Todd.
After doing Dade, climbed NE slope and enjoyed a couple hundred feet of scrambling. Used the flake and knob to pull myself onto the "saddle". Descended too early (rain/hail cancelled BCS for me) and had to weave my way through the cliff band below the peak.
Fun, easy climb from Mt. Dade. The register dated back to the fifties. We continued our traverse to Bear Creek Spire afterwards. Great day with Mark and Pat.
Traversed from Bear Creek Spire. Fun ridge with interesting climbing.
Quick side trip on a dayhike from Bear Creek Spire. BCS was the highlight, though I did like the view down to the snow pond in the Mount Dade saddle.
Bear Creek first, pipsqueak, then dade. Crappy post holing back to the car. A good warm up for the season.
Cool summit. View is worth it.
I looked at the route description because I liked the name of the peak, but it ended up being useful info because we found out we could easily traverse the ridge from Bear Creek Spire to Dade. The move up the summit block might be easy for taller people like bighornmonkey, but it was really reachy for pipsqueak like me standing at 5'4"! I got it though...just stand against the face, reach up with one hand on the knob, other on the crest, and pull! Fun stuff :)
Climbed Bear Creek Spire, then traversed to Mt Dade.
This cool peak was along the way.
Descended the Ulrichs route from BCS down to the saddle, then followed the ridgline over to Pipsqueak. Kinda repetitive talus scrambling over huge blocks, and the summit wasn't as exciting as I was expecting. Fairly easy, limited exposure (the fairly easy part was good). Retraced the ridgeline back to the saddle, and descended into Little Lakes Valley from there.
Not sure if a bump on a ridge should get a register entry, but here we go. Sticking to the ridge crest from Cox Col is good practice.
Actually a very nice little summit. Fun scrambling near the top.
Climbed both sides of the summit block - what fun it was! Perhaps it is a good warmup for climbing Starlight's summit block?
Happy Labor Day! Oh but we didn't work too hard to reach the summit, just some scrambling and a few one-move 5th class stuff straight up from Dade Lake. I wasn't up to clawing onto the summit block since I don't like downclimbing "5.6" - does that mean I didn't reach the summit? :( Saw a fox, or some big dog thing, running down from Cox Col and to the lake for a sip, very cool!
Deb and I scrabbled up the East Face from Dade Lake. The bottom of the route intersects some "stripes" on some loose slabs and works straight up to a huge hanging flake (some 4th class climbing) and up to the northern "shoulder" of Pipsqueak. Follow the shoulder up to the summit. Couldn't find a register at the base of the so-called "spire".
The north ridge is very enjoyable class 3, short though
Got this one on my way to Dade from BCS. The ridge from Cox col made for some enjoyable scrambling and the summit block wasn't too bad either. Did the west side of the block first then monkeyed around in the crack on the NW side. The top of the block was a great place for a short nap.
Climbed Dade and Pipsqueak in Spring conditions. Pipsqueak turned out to have the more interesting scrambling of the two. With Matthew and Sam. Trip Report