Winter ascent; tons of sugar snow, while slow to climb this allowed us to enjoy the snowboard descent that much more. Somewhat epic due to mega snow, TR here: http://zoomloco.xanga.com/722368848/mountain-top---keep-climbing-up-way-above-us-the-desert-snow-/#viewcomments
via legal route. 800' of snow, rest was lots of bushwack and scrambling. cool snow tunnels
Climbed with Rick Kent via Rick's legal route. We started at the 111/Snow Creek Road and hiked across the desert floor before gaining the ridge East of Snow Creek village. We continued North on the ridge and eventually traversed off and crossed Falls Creek and into Snow Creek.
I went up with a great group, including someone who knows the route well. My post-climb buzz lasted for a week. Here is my trip report.
Great day and a nice long climb. Enjoyed the instep blisters on this after hours of side-slope steps on firm snow. Perfect for crampons.
It was a fun climb with very interesting approach through the bushes, bolders, creeks. We did a direct summit with ~55deg bolder slope covered in a snow. Started at 4:15 am and reached the summit by 5:25 pm
My 8th time up (this was my 4th time up on the 2009 season). Dayhiked with with Paul, Alexander and Quang. Alexander and Quang came back a 2nd time to Snow Creek to redeem themselves. Snow conditions were very soft and some bridges collapsed so we had more rock scrambling to do. Route is almost done for the season.
Fun climb with a bunch of people: Miguel, Will, Bob, Cory, Charles, Tom, Edu, and Alexader. Great sunny day. Windy and freezing cold arriving to the summit. Some new powder snow, mainly in the upper parts of the couloir.
My 7th time up. Climbed with Bob, Luis, Cory, Will, Tom, Charles, Eduard and Alexander. Just under 10 hrs. Bob & I broke trail last 3000 feet. Route is still in good condition.
Again, great route conditions. 8 of us summited, ran into 5 skiers and 3 RMRU guys. We went R-R-L-R to the top. A perfect day!
may of 05 after my buddy was told by climbers on Taquitz it was too late. did it in 2 days. bushwhacking to beautiful snow slog. first time was a falure. tried to find start at midnight. a no go. waiting for round 3. best enduro route around here.
Had a great time Saturday on Snow Creek ascending and then skiing it solo. Thanks for the company to those I met on route - a more complete trip report of my day can be found at: http://pullharder.org/2009/03/16/solo-ascent-and-ski-of-snow-creek-couloir/
Finally got my first attempt at the north couloir and am pretty pleased to have summitted in 12 hours under perfect weather conditions and great snow (except the last few hundred feet). Great group of guys - Miguel, Paul, Ron, Steve, Gene, Alex and my man Dave. Happy to have checked this one off!
What can I say, it was an amazing day. I new this was going to be a big climb, but I still underestimated it. I had no idea of that approach, but, once past the chokestone, it was amazing. Unfortunetly, my camera fell in the creek just below the chokestone, so I only have a few pictures (90 to be exact). Also, if anyone finds sunglasses in the part where the trail crosses the creek in the section that leads to the Class 3 bypass, let me know.
I want to thank Miguel for putting it together. Also, it was nice getting to know him, along with Dave, Deb, Steve and the other guys. Also, it was nice to get to climb with Gene again.
Great day overall. We say one big group of skiers come down and then another guy who had climbed up and then skied down. I couldn't have asked for more. Trip Report coming soon
Dayhiked Snow Creek with a group Miguel put together, he did a great job leading us past the "guards" at around 4 in the morning
climbed also with my friend Woodzy
made the summit around 4 pm i think, i was too tired to remember, came down and went to sleep in my car till the next morning, then drove home
Beautifull day of climbing via Snow Creek with Miguel and Jon. We day hiked it and I made it to the summit in just under 12 hours. Lots of tracks due to the rescue up there the day before. It's hard to believe there is such an unbelievable alpine climb so close to home. I will definatly be doing this climb again.
Climbed with Tony and Jonathan. Started at 5:00am and summited by 3:50pm. This time we did the Far Right variation w/ some 4th mixed. Route was in fine condition.
Great dayhike with good conditions.
Climbed with Pat. Read below.
We had a 6am start and got to the waterfall at 10am. Made the summit at 3:45pm and then the tramway at 5:45pm. The lower mountain is in great shape. We encountered some soft snowpack during the last 400-800' of gain.
fun climb. can't believe there's such hidden beauty in the desert. did it with miguel, rick, and bunch of other SP'ers.