Polemonium Peak Climber's Log

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midi510 - Oct 13, 2019 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2019


Came over after climbing V Notch from Sam Mack Meadow and stood to the east of the summit looking across a gap at a short knife edged ridge. It didn't look difficult, just really exposed, but we couldn't really tell and we had pretty beefy mountaineering boots. Plus, we didn't know if we could get down to U Notch from there and wanted to get back to the glacier before dark, which didn't happen anyway. We descended a gully system on the north face, which took us into the lower part of U Notch, where we downclimbed and rapped. I wish I would have done some research on how people get up and off the thing.


pezzotto - Jul 19, 2019 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2019

Sill + Polemonium  Sucess!

Couldn't do the whole traverse without having to bivy out. First alpine climbing experience

utclimber - Aug 30, 2017 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2017

Palisade Traverse  Sucess!

Did the Palisade traverse from Thunderbolt to Sill as a day hike from South Lake. Enjoyed the scrambling from the U-notch to the summit.


bennovak - Sep 6, 2016 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2016

From U notch  Sucess!

CTC with Kurt from SMI in about 15hrs. An awesome route, and an amazing guide.


Romain - Jul 15, 2016 2:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2012

From Sill  Sucess!

Nice 4th class / easy 5th arĂȘte. Then we spent the night on the ridge between Sill and Polemonium, a memorable night in the High Sierra. Trip report


rdesota - Mar 4, 2016 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015

Final 14er  Sucess!

A really nice day of climbing with Dan Kruger to complete the California's 14 'ers. A little issue finding the route (that's what I get for looking at a guide book). Some rhime ice plastered on the route from the U-Notch.


charitydominic - Oct 30, 2014 6:25 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2010

Yup, do it once  Sucess!

Loose and rocky wins the race.


douggranger - Sep 12, 2013 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2012

from U-Notch after North Pal  Sucess!

Great day, except for catching a falling rock on the jaw. Left a little blood on summit. Sometimes, the mountain wins.


cab - Sep 9, 2013 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2013

From North Palisade  Sucess!

A long day with Mark starting from South Lake, climbing North Palisade, traversing to Polemonium, then back to our bivy at Thunderbolt Pass. Glad to get the CA 14ers done, but a tough day thinking about our friend Pat Hadley who was supposed to join us on this trip.


slagerjon - Aug 31, 2013 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2013

South lake trailhead to u-notch  Sucess!

Great dayhike! Very enjoyable pace, stunning landscape and fun scramble. Chute up to u-notch was a bit tedious but intuitive and easy. Made for a really pleasant day about 15 hrs car-to-car and that was taking it easy. Highly recommended!


Donno - Aug 12, 2013 11:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

SE Ridge  Sucess!

Spectacular scramble via south ridge w/ Chris. Touched Sill summit on descent.


TheNobleSunfish - Oct 22, 2012 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2012

Last CA 14er!  Sucess!

During the Thunderbolt to Sill traverse. #15, woohoo!


mrchad9 - Sep 24, 2012 1:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2012

3x  Sucess!

Part of the Palisade Traverse with a great group, was getting cool and late in the day so not too long on top, but love the view.

First climbed in August 2008 when poor snow/ice made a trip up the back of the U-Notch most feasible. Climbed Polemonium as a side trip after the North Palisade.

Second trip was early September 2012 when poor weather forced us to abort a Palisade Traverse starting from Sill (following a rough but planned bivy at the U-Notch).

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Sep 22, 2012 11:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2012

Traverse  Sucess!

Traverse from Sill

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Aug 27, 2012 3:40 pm

Winter climb  Sucess!

In Febuary traversed from Sill to Starlight.


MBFN - Oct 7, 2011 10:59 pm

MBFN  Sucess!

Traversed from Mt. Sill with the Smashie and Bare Grundeles. Awesome day.


Bill562 - Aug 30, 2011 3:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Via U notch  Sucess!

From camp above Palisade basin with Oleg
R and Alvin W


thexcat - Aug 18, 2011 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

From Sill  Sucess!

With Rob. Lead my first pitch ever on summit of Polemonium. Descended via polemonium glacier. Long day - was happy to see Tang and camp that evening.


kaos14 - Aug 5, 2011 2:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

Traverse from T-bolt  Sucess!

Takes no time at all climbing up and down from the U-Notch. Descending the U-Notch on the other hand... well, let's just say it wasn't in the condition I was hoping for.


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

t-bolt to sill  Sucess!

quite a bit easier than hype about this traverse lets on.

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