Polemonium Peak Climber's Log

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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 arête. Then we spent the night on the ridge between Sill and Polemonium, a memorable night in the High Sierra.


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.


GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed Polemonium via the NE Ridge with my buddies Wes and John. The knife-edge ridge was very exciting!


Hyadventure - Sep 27, 2010 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

My final California 14’er via SW ridge.  Sucess!

This was my final California 14'er. It turned out to be a very emotional and physical battle to finally conquer the Palisades. A big thanks to my partners Patricia Bell and Garrett Broughton for their help.

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