Round Top Climber's Log

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Dunk - Sep 20, 2003 12:41 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: October, 2002  Sucess!


6/94 - beautiful views from the top.

10/02 - In search of snow.

I highly reccommend the circumnavigation hike.


steeleman - Aug 17, 2003 5:07 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: November 30, 2002  Sucess!

Scrambled up to the west summit on an early season ski trip. Photos here.

Dave K - Jan 22, 2003 5:38 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!

I'm not sure why, but I waited nearly a dozen years to climb this beautiful mountain. Worth the wait.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Dec 13, 2002 11:43 pm

Route Climbed: West ridge / Crescent Moon Couloir (descent, Apr '04) Date Climbed: November 2, 2002; April 4, 2004  Sucess!

An enjoyable summit, which was teeming with crowds even on this (admittedly beautiful) early November day. Headed over to bag The Sisters and Fourth of July bump, I mean peak, afterwards.

Came back to climb it again with Bob in April 2004 as part of a ridge traverse from Kirkwood Ski Area around to Carson Pass. We descended Crescent Moon Couloir--a bit spicy without an ice axe. In retrospect that was probably foolish, but it was great fun anyway.


TDRoberts - Sep 17, 2002 5:58 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge to East Summit Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!

Great summer afternoon outing. Quite busy at the top though, given it was Labor Day Weekend.


neocrash - Aug 13, 2002 10:46 am

Route Climbed: Round Top Lake side Date Climbed: June, 2000  Sucess!

Nice views, though it was windy as hell! If three city girls can made it up to the top with me, then anyone can, hope they are not reading this.

Joe Hanssen

Joe Hanssen - Jul 29, 2002 10:45 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Summer '98; March '02  Sucess!

'98 Hazy day hike to the top.

'02 Ski descent of West Ridge.

August 16th '03 Bachelor Party climb w/ 9 others (to burn off the 4 am drinks from the night before in S L Tahoe)

EthanV - Apr 15, 2002 9:00 am

Route Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: April 13, 2002  Sucess!

What a great trip!!!!! The couloir was fantastic and offered just the right level of scariness (which wasn't much) considering I hadn't donned crampons in two years AND I was climbing solo. Snow was a little soft, but for a snow route, this time of year...duh! Go check out my trip report if you wanna hear more!!!


pieris - Apr 8, 2002 5:54 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge, East Ridge Date Climbed: 6 April, 7 April  Sucess!

This mountain is a pile of gravel... but it was fun! The register reads like a singles ads page.

jeffn - Apr 3, 2002 8:07 pm

Route Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: March 31 2002  Sucess!

Nice day hike. Not much evidence of Traffic in the Couloir.


mpbro - Mar 4, 2002 10:05 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2002

We took a nice ski tour. Climbed to the saddle between the west ridge of Round Top and the east side of The Sisters and skied down into the bowl above Round Top Lake, and down to Winnemucca Lake.

Very nice setting for a day tour. Didn't see anyone in the backcountry on a tuesday. Snow sucked: alternating between pure ice, breakable crust, and mashed potatoes. Still waiting for it to corn up for the spring.

Trip Report on my website.


John - Mar 3, 2002 10:06 pm

Route Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir climb & ski descent Date Climbed: March 2 & May 26, 2002  Sucess!

Reached the summit on March 2. A gorgeous day trip from the SF Bay Area - read about it in my SP Trip Report.

I came back to ski the couloir on May 26, 2002. I reached the West Summit on that trip but decided to focus on the ski descent of the couloir rather than scrambling over to the East Peak on that trip. For more info, check out my 2nd Round Top SP Trip Report.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Feb 20, 2002 7:50 am

Route Climbed: Crescent Moon Couloir Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2002  Sucess!

A blustery winter day as I raced a coming storm to the summit of Round Top. Ok, it wasn't much of a race, the storm didn't start till around midnight, but it sure seemed like it was a comin' with high winds and temperatures in the high twenties.


gordonye - Aug 23, 2001 3:35 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2008

Route Climbed: Standard West Ridge Date Climbed: 1999  Sucess!

Climbed with Hakan (Sierrawolf) to the true summit. Approached the west ridge in snowshoes. We looked for an East Ridge descent route but the terrain looks complicated and filled with loose rock. Weather was warm but hazy in the Lake Tahoe direction. We climbed Elephants Back on the descent from west ridge.

Last time in 1999: With Shubo (Steve) Dai. We climbed the west summit, which is a couple of feet lower than the true summit on the east. Grand View on top, including Lake Tahoe which looked like an impossibly high body of water defying laws of physics. I climbed some steep, loose scree for the first time.


keema - Aug 21, 2001 5:08 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge, Crescent Moon Coulior Date Climbed: July 1980, July 1997, April 2000, March 2003, March 2004, August 2008  Sucess!

What a fun mountain. Good fishing in the lakes. Fun playing in the snow. I have even seen Mount Diablo near Walnut Creek, CA from here.

Fianlly climbed the Crescent Moon Coulior. The top got the heart racing a bit but what fun. To think about 7 years ago I saw some guys headed up it and I thought they were nuts. Time and experience change one's attitude.

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