Had the place to myself, only the howling wind and snow plows down below.
Traverse with Eric Su and Mason.
Early morning ascent to beat the heat and slush. A gazillion gnats on the summit! Fantastic corny ski down!
I climbed Mt. Olsen first, then continued along the ridge to climb South Peak and Black Mountain. I found interesting rocks between South Peak and Black Mountain.
Continued West on the ridge to Black Mountain and returned down the NE Ridge. Fun day with Todd.
Part of a CA peak-bagging tour.
2nd peak in a Olsen/South/Black traverse.
The ascent from the Olsen saddle to South was the hardest part of the traverse- but not really that difficult.
Pics and commentary are here.
With Mount Olsen and Black Mountain. Very little snow for late May. Climbed up from the saddle between it and Olsen. Pretty nasty.
Climbed and skied the East Chutes in 2hr round trip. Good corn skiing made for nice tele turns.
Climbed and skied the East Face.
Fine views south over Lundy and Lake Canyons, and north to Dunderberg.
An easy, enjoyable day with Mike Larkin traversing from Olsen to Black Mtn. Trip Report
Traversed Olsen->South->Black as a loop with Bob. Good views, better than I was expecting.
A nice walk from the summit of Black Mountain along the connecting ridge.
A few factors joined together to make this the worst mountain experience I've ever had. What an awful scree slog. At least it's short.
Ascended from the Virginia Lakes Trailhead, and continued from the summit to Black Mountain via a traverse of the connecting ridge.
Climbed again on May 29, 2004 for a Northeast Chute ski descent.
7/14/2011 From Virginia Lakes to summit and traverse to Black Mountain
8/14/2011 Same again
8/16/2011 Same again, after work
Climbed/Skied the east face. Photos can be found here