Round Top Climber's Log

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labgloves - Apr 15, 2013 12:16 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013

West ridge  Sucess!

Beautiful spring day - many skiers out and about on and around this peak.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Apr 4, 2013 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2013

West Ridge  Sucess!

Wow! What a beautiful early-Spring day. Snow all the way in from Carson Pass. Shared the mountain much of the day with three top-notch skiers. I've visited a couple of other far less prominent places by the same name and if I were king would bestow this magnificent place with a more lofty name.

SEF - Feb 14, 2013 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2013

Crescent Moon Couloir  Sucess!

Climbed in good snow conditions with dog. Dog had a great time and was quite playful in the gully. He would scamper up ahead then turn around and barrel down at me. I would brace for impact but he would veer to the side then repeat. Scrambled over to the summit to the E after topping out.


tbaranski - Sep 6, 2012 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2012

A nice climb  Sucess!

Arrived in Tahoe in the afternoon and this hike from Woods Lake Campground was the perfect length.


MarekB - Feb 20, 2012 11:33 am Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2012

twice  Sucess!

Beautiful winter day and easy ascent via W Ridge. First climbed W Ridge 19 Dec 2011, very windy, low visibility & rocks covered by rime ice.


mrchad9 - Feb 6, 2012 1:55 am Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012

2x  Sucess!

Nice day up Crescent Moon Couloir under sunny skies. Just enough snow in the chute to (almost) completely avoid having to scramble over any rock near the top. Headed over to The Sisters after the summit visit.

First climbed on June 9, 2007 as part of a laid back backpacking trip.


WayneFry - Jan 1, 2012 11:28 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2011

Great climb  Sucess!

A good steep climb with a great top out (Cresent moon couloir)


ElGreco - Nov 29, 2011 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2011

West Ridge  Sucess!

With Ann. Strong winds, especially from the West summit onwards. If the Cascade volcanoes aren't loose enough for you, come to Round Top... All in all, a fun day out, but I'd far rather spend time on granite, even the loose stuff. Crescent Moon looks like a winner though! Have to come back for it.

Calling the West Ridge a "walk-up" is misleading. It's Class 2 until you get to the West summit. Getting from the West summit to the East (true) summit, is the crux of the route, and if you haven't made it to the East summit - well - then you haven't summited Round Top, sorry guys...

Getting to the summit involves negotiating very loose scree slopes, some with undesirable, cliffy runouts in the distance. How confident are you in stopping a slide on scree? It also involves Class 3 (the route we took was more like Class 4) scrambling on rock to mount the summit mound with virtually no protection opportunities, and it's not unusual for your foothold to give way or for your handhold to find itself sitting squarely in your hand, no longer attached to the rock, if you don't pick and test carefully.

There is a rappel/belay pole a few steps down from the summit marker if you want to make your descent safer and skip the crux downclimb. I bounce tested it and it seemed solid. The rappel is low angle/load too. A 30m rope is enough to get you past the difficult section, almost to the base of the summit mound.


bedellympian - Oct 7, 2011 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

summer hike  Sucess!

Nice summer day hike with dad. Still some snow and saw some guys making turns with skis. Rain storm struck on the descent.


ScottyP - Sep 25, 2011 1:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

Nice Views  Sucess!

Via Woods to Winnemucca on way to 4th of July Lake. Prefer the chute in snow over the rock scramble


LincolnB - Sep 19, 2011 11:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

West ridge  Sucess!

Climbed from Woods lake via Round Top lake -- looks like the shortest approach. Stopped at the west peak because all the loose gravel was making me nervous.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 19, 2011 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

x3  Sucess!

East ridge in 2011
Crescent moon couloir in March 2010
and regular route in Dec 2009 (first time I used crampons haha)


Trawinski - Jun 1, 2011 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2006

West Shoulder  Sucess!

Second time worked. Solo this time.


mengbo - May 22, 2011 12:12 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

west ridge  Sucess!

Partially cloudy day. Hiked with Jean who was using snowshoes for approaching. It was my first time to the true summit.

dkangas - Apr 23, 2011 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2011

North Face  Sucess!

With Josh H. The intent was to do the Crescent Moon couloir, but we found 6 inches of new, sugary snow over a hard crust. After staring up into the tempting couloir for several uncertain moments, we decided we didn't like the avy possibilities. The option of picking our way through mixed climbing up the north face to the left of the couloir seemed safer--and interesting in its own right. There were some fun pitches at about 50 degrees, with a knife-edge ridge to traverse about 100 feet below the summit. Turned out to be a lot of fun!


mengbo - Apr 18, 2011 1:46 am Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2011

Sno Park->Summit  Sucess!

Not climb to the true summit but the summit before that because of weather and time.


jareds - Mar 31, 2011 1:14 am

may/june ski  Sucess!

great place to ski. about 3:30 from SF. fairly flat up to the base and then easy climb up the north side to the west shoulder. on the way you pass the Crescent Moon Couloir base, while i was there a SP group was climbing it; I saw them glissading down and one lady fell and sliced open her cheek or something, i talked to the group afterward...anyway great place to get out and ski.


jonmeek16 - Mar 7, 2011 12:01 am Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2011

Success up the moon  Sucess!

Great day! Great weather!

Shane Rathbun

Shane Rathbun - Jan 11, 2011 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Fun winter climb  Sucess!

Climbed the east ridge with Vittles, Scott Barry, Mark Thomas, Bryan Bell, and Aaron.


SKI - Jan 10, 2011 7:27 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Good Stuff  Sucess!

Linked from Elephants Back via East Ridge. Skied down to the car (with some hateful yo-yoing).
Climbed with Scott, Rathburn, Vitaly, Pellucid Wombat and... Damn, I'm no good with names.

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