Uh, so much rubble, ... ah, what a view!
Climbed a third-class chute on the east face, to the right of the one I believe is described in Secor. Fun climbing throughout.
Didn't see a register on any of the summits, but didn't look too long as lightning was striking over Seven Gables and the wind was heading it my way.
Lots of snow descending from Merriam-Royce col, so I'm glad I toted the ice axe.
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On a backpacking trip, via Royce-Merriam Saddle. Not sure whether the block(s) we climbed were the highest ones.
Did both Royce and Merriam from the saddle, kind of a sand slog from the saddle, but at least its not to far...
Did these three peaks in a dayhike from the trailhead. Total time was 11:21 hours car to car.
Confused about the redspot on feather.
climbed Merriam's east face, then down the north ridge and up the south face of Royce
Slog up from saddle punctuated by the sounds of climbers on Merriam's north buttress. Descended obvious NW chute directly below summit with lots of rockfall potential.
Climbed south slope from Merriam-Royce saddle and descended northwest chute as part of Merriam-Royce-Feather dayhike. These routes are both chossy. 11 hr, 21 min roundtrip from Pine Creek trailhead. Beautiful weather and area!
From Pine Crk. First Merriam, then Royce, then Feather. Continued the next day to Hilgard, Julius Ceasar, then out to Pine Crk again. 2 day trip, 5 peaks.
Climbed with Jen, great day.
Up the south slope from saddle, hit both pinnacles/rocks on summit plateau; got it right the second time. Left a new notebook for register.
Climbed it twice, the second spent the night on top.
Climbed southwest ridge from Merriam lake. Enjoyable class 2 , Far better route from this side than the saddle. Summited in about 2 hrs. but had to skip the traverse to Merriam peak when the storm came early. Great view.
Drug my brother in-law Mike up for this fun snow climb. Also climbed Merriam and then had a fun glissade down from the saddle
Nice climb in one of my favorite parts of the Sierra.
Hiked up cross-coutry from the Honeymoon Lake via Royce Pass. Camped at the 3rd Royce Lake. Climbed the summit together with Jim Clement and Taras Usyk (San Diego, CA) and Jim's dog :-)) A Nice and lonely place.
Ran the day hike from L Lake across the valley. Approach around the lakes is a little rocky, and definately hot. It was a fun mixture of snow kicking and rock scrambling, but nothing to technical. Views are amazing in all directions from the summit, worth the climb.