This definitely is one of my favorites.
The view from the summit was awesome; the hike was absolutely beautiful and pleasant. Wildflowers were abundant during this time of the year. Colors were everywhere with white clouds and crisp blue sky. It felt like a fairyland... kind of surreal.
I especially loved the last part because of the scrambling! (Always get especially excited when it's more a scrambling than hiking.) Felt a little bit dumb-headed for a few seconds after reaching the summit 'cuz I "almost" couldn't open the summit registry.
I will certainly be back - either in the summer or winter, ANYTIME! =D
A beautiful hike from the pass! Lots of wildflowers in the summer. Would be even more fun in the winter.
Fun easy climb. Winnamucca Lake Rules!
Easy fun little walk-up with some great views and a great experience of being caught in a small blizzard in October. Next time I'll try the Crescent Moon.
This was my 11X climbing this wonderful mountain. Had a great outing with Tom. Cross country from Kirkwood.
Fun hike to the top, my second time. A bit of a scramble to the actual summit, just enough to keep me focused.
A very fun hike with awesome views
This climb certainly had its fun spots, but some of the awful scree we encountered and loose holds we found in some of the most exposed places make it difficult for me to recommend. We never encountered anything harder than class 3.
Climbed with my friend Andrew. A lot of snow required snowshoeing, then a rock scramble at the top.
Climbed the steep east ridge with my dad. Weather was great, and the view was even better.
(June 2006) Climbed with snowshoes to the saddle where we stashed them. The rest of the way was clear of snow. Almost no wind on top with clear skies.
(June 2008) Traversed the ridgeline west of Round Top Lake to the Sisters and then on to Round Top
(May 2010) Black Butte, The Sisters, Round Top, and Elephants Back from Carson Pass
Climbed the Crescent Moon Couloir in soft conditions. The crux was the downclimb off the summit to the northwest on approximately five hundred feet of extremely rotton rock.
Great view from the top.
Climbed the West Ridge with my buddy Dave. This was a good warmup in soft snow; we were glad we brought our snow shoes.
Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: March 20, 2004 Sucess!
Climbed with my buddy Brian; expected winter conditions and got it (snow); temp was in the high 70s. Impressive views down the ridge from the summit.
I was wondering if any of the people my wife and I saw up on the mountains were SPers. We only hiked to just shy of Winnemucca Lake. It was a bit tiring for her since she doesn't hike much. We didn't use the snow shoes.
A nice "Cinco de Mayo" morning climb & ski! Left the parking lot at Carson Pass about 7:30 a.m., and skinned up to the base of the couloir in about an hour. Strapped on the crampons and axes, lashed the skis to the pack and headed up. The snow was good frozen nieve for most of the climb until the last 25 ft, which had softened and made it a little tricky exiting the couloir. An incredibly sunny windless day, and I was lucky to enjoy the summit all to my self. Great climb and ski down, definitely worth doing again and again!
I left the trailhead a little before 8 am and topped out of the couloir a little after 10. Snow instability was a bit of concern and horizontal fracture lines in the couloir itself kept me going pretty fast. Snow condition decent but not yet perfect. Weather was nice although the views from the east summit were a little cloudy. Descended west ridge and glissaded down the lower slopes. Used snowshoes on the return but could have done without. This was the first climb I've done since I broke my ankle in Feb. An awesome day.
Powder snow was a major pain with snow shoes. Interesting ice formation on summit ridge. The notch between the summits was insanely windy, not too bad on the rest of the ridge.
This trip was for Denali preparation. Pulled 70+ pound sleds up to ~9200', just north of the saddle. Weather changed over night and we got to spend a day digging out the tents every hour and battling 2+ feet of snow with 30-80 mph winds. Woke the next day to a sunny sky accompanied by a successful summit filled with the boom of the Kirkwood avalanche cannon!
I climbed this one a few times when I was a kid, with my grandparents. We always had perfect solitude back then.
Great hike with awesome views up top. A bit of a butt-kicker in terms of endurance but a great workout. Bouldering required up top, a bit dicey.