Red Lake Peak Climber's Log

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txmountaineer - Oct 12, 2004 4:04 pm

Route Climbed: Dusty Couloir to Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: October 08, 2004  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed up from Carson Pass during our trip to the Tahoe area for my birthday weekend. The conditions were grand except for the nasty side-hilling required to enter the gulley. I'll post a trip report shortly.



Jonodo - Oct 11, 2004 8:26 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: October 11, 2004  Sucess!

Unbelievably windy and cold!!! At times I was almost pushed over by it. I guess the direction was ok in that it plastered me to the rock on the final class 3 or 4 summit block. Snapped a few photos and bailed. Super clear views. I could see all the way to Tower Peak, about 45 miles...see pics.


tahoeberne - Aug 13, 2004 11:06 pm

Route Climbed: SW Rdige Date Climbed: Circa 1988  Sucess!

This whole area is beautiful both summer and winter.


John - Aug 6, 2004 12:18 pm

Route Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2004  Sucess!

Hiked with Josh and Ryle. Nice views and a fun summit block.


chskier - Jun 1, 2004 12:41 am

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: May 31, 2004  Sucess!

Ascended the gully between Castle Rock and Red Lake Peak then descended the Southwest Ridge. Nice little half day hike with a fun scamble to the top for rewarding views of Round Top, Tahoe, Desolation and so forth. Can't wait to ski it next season.


hyperbolictans - Mar 8, 2004 12:32 pm

Route Climbed: southwest ridge Date Climbed: 7th march 04  Sucess!

perfect weather for a hike/climb up. Snow is compactifying after more than a week w/o precipitation. started off from trailhead at 9:45am, summitted at 12:30pm. my first solo winter ascent

I was inexperienced and a bit blind and went up towards the wrong false summit, (to the highpoint southwest of the 'real' false summit) b4 realizing my mistake. Climbed up the summit crag from the east. As this novice climber realized, climbing down the crag is more difficult than climbing up.


derbilly - Feb 24, 2004 3:23 am

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: February 9, 2003  Sucess!

It's fun climbing the knobby conglomerate. We encountered some coyotes on the way down.


scottfromcali - Dec 12, 2003 12:31 pm

Route Climbed: Std. route PCT east to summit? Date Climbed: March 20. 2002  Sucess!

I climbed this peak solo 3 times (twice in winter) its fun, straight forward, with amazing views of Round Top, Hope Valley, Lake Tahoe, Mice Lake, Cables lake. A beautiful winter playground in this backcountry. Oh yes, windy.


Felsberg - Jun 10, 2003 1:49 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: June 1

Fun hike with a small but fun summit crag. Highly recommend traverse to Steven's Peak. Descent was straight down from Steven's Peak to hjghway, followed by a short hitch-hike back to car.



keema - Apr 20, 2003 7:44 am

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge? Date Climbed: April 19, 2003  Sucess!

With a fresh layer of snow, Joel and I headed straight out of the parking lot toward the summit. Our route was actually pretty much parallel to the ridge but below it until the large crag a bit below and south of the false summit. Ditched the snow shoes as most of the snow up here had been blown off. Make sure you not only get the parking permit but dispaly it. I had mine but forgot to put it on the dash (how stupid) and now have the $75 ticket. I will be fighting it. Was able to send in a copy of my permit and $10 and all is forgiven

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Mar 14, 2003 7:36 pm

Route Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: Jun 22, 1998 / Feb 16, 2002 / May 13, 2005  Sucess!

An easy climb from Carson Pass, climbed this after climbing Round Top earlier in the day. Trip Report

In 2005 did a traverse from Carson Pass to Luther Pass with Matthew. Nice spring day. Trip Report

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Mar 14, 2003 3:59 pm

Route Climbed: SW ridge Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2003; Dec 13, 2003; May 13, 2005  Sucess!

Very fun climb. First time, I climbed the face of the summit block directly--good holds and great fun. The second time I climbed it with Bob in a driving snowstorm; we found Yamagata's gully and tagged the summit the easy way.

The third time was with Bob again; this time, we traversed from Carson Pass over to Luther Pass (tagging Red Lake, Stevens, and Waterhouse), hitching a ride back to our car. Fun day.

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