Polemonium Peak Climber's Log

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Peak_Bagger - Apr 28, 2008 2:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2004

Steep!!  Sucess!

I summited this by traversing the ridge after summiting Mt Sill. It was pretty straight forward but was pretty exposed going around the V notch.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 12:50 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2004



Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007

I like...  Sucess!

that little knife-edge section between Polemonium and Sill.


bighornmonkey - Dec 25, 2007 8:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2007

Done...  Sucess!

Up it 3 times! Last was during a palisade traverse where we bivied a few feet down from the summit of North Pal.


skotty - Sep 16, 2007 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

10th CA 14er  Sucess!

5 left


lefty - Sep 14, 2007 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

From Glacer Notch  Sucess!

Climbed with Eggheadsherpa and others. Two more 14ers to go.


poorboy44 - Sep 6, 2007 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

T-bolt to Polemonium traverse  Sucess!

T-bolt to Polemonium with Shay. Altitude + regular sick = "double whammy". From Polemonium you can descend the back side of the U-notch back to Dusy Basin. If you approached from Dusy Basin, this is the best way back (apparently dropping off the backside of Sill sucks).


glahhg - Aug 27, 2007 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Thunderbolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!

I don't really remember getting up to the summit, but the downclimb toward Sill was spectacular. Razor thin arete/ridge with edges on one side, miles of exposure. Awesome!


eggheadsherpa - Aug 13, 2007 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Traverse from Sill  Sucess!

climbed with kevintreieu, dexml and a host of others. Congrats to Kevin, his last CA 14er.


forjan - Aug 12, 2007 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

T-bolt to Sill Traverse  Sucess!

Day hiked T-bolt to Sill traverse with fossana and mybackyard. Bid farewell to poorboy44 and Shy at Polemonium's summit.

Route Climbed: From the U-notch
Date Climbed: September 9, 2006

Climbed with Javier and DustysDawg. Part of the Thunderbolt to Sill traverse single day push (18 hrs: South Lake/T-bolt to Sill traverse/Glacier Lodge).

Route Climbed: From the U-Notch
Date Climbed: August 21, 2004

An epic.....26 hours roundtrip from the Palisade glacier high camp (12,200'). Trip report.


fossana - Aug 12, 2007 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

t-bolt to sill traverse

Traverse from N Pal with mybackyard and forjan.


mybackyard - Aug 12, 2007 10:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Traverse from N Palisade  Sucess!

T-bolt to Sill dayhike with fossana & forjan

J Fox

J Fox - Jul 31, 2007 5:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

From U-Notch  Sucess!

Climbed mostly 4th class terrain out onto the West Face from the U-Notch. Peak number 4 on our T-bolt to Sill traverse.

Dave S

Dave S - Jun 21, 2007 2:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007

Traverse from Sill  Sucess!

Traverse from Mt Sill. Climbed in a day with JM.


graham - Jun 4, 2007 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Traverse from Sill

Dayhiked Sill & Polemonium on a beautiful day.


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2003

go east man go east...almost lost my life on this one.

When cammerons book says to climb toward a tower on the North, go east or lookers left around the corner to the east side traverse from the U-notch well before reaching the tower. I pulled a big nasty rock of about went down with it. Nearly lost my foot with it and had a heli ride out after repels and hobbling accross the Pal Glacier.
\Thanks Kieth and Inyo SAR.

Rick Kent

Rick Kent - Jul 5, 2006 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

From the U-Notch

Climbed up (probably not the typical route) from the U-Notch with Courtney P. Climbing without rock shoes was "interesting" and took three pitches. We descended toward Sill and dropped back down to the glacier via Glacier Notch.


ghoulwe2 - Jul 3, 2006 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Polemonium Peak & N. Palisade  Sucess!

After climbing North Palisade (see N. Pal log for approach info.), we climbed Polemonium by way of a short crack on the right(looking up), then an easy ramp to a notch on the ridge. A short, fun 5.2ish pitch leads to the summit. We added webbing & rings to the rap stations.


cp0915 - Jul 2, 2006 4:26 pm

from the U-Notch (funky variation)

After doing North Palisade via the U-Notch Couloir & Chimney Variation, we headed over to Polemonium Peak. Not sure of the route from the notch, we made our own. 3 short pitches of pretty funky climbing. Not too hard, but attention-getting. Descended L-snowfield below Sill.

My last CA 14er. Thanks RK for being there. (June 06)


physics - Sep 20, 2005 3:08 am

Route Climbed: V Notch Couloir Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!

A great climb up a classic route in hard water ice conditions. The berg was gaping open making for 28-32 ft of ~80 degree ice climbing right up the middle of it. 6 pitches total to the top of the notch: the first two were up the right side of the couloir and then the last 4 on the left or middle. Reached the top of the notch at 3:30PM, summited Polemonium in about an hour after traversing over, and then came down the "L-shaped" couloir on Sill to glacier notch - was <100 feet from the summit of Sill but bypassed it because I know I will be coming back anyway to do the Swiss Arete. In the end, a long day but a great ice climb. Can't wait for more sierra ice in the future ...

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