Southwest Ridge/Yellow Brick Road Climber's Log

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Deb - Oct 3, 2015 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2015

Excellent!  Sucess!

Terrific scramble with "pick your own" route options staying high and enjoying Class 4 on solid stone. Sure beat the fresh snow and ice on the moraine!


Darren9 - Sep 8, 2013 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2013

Unexpected  Sucess!

Vertigo Soul and I ascended this fun little scramble while waiting for the weather to clear to climb Swiss Arete on Mt. Sill.


fatdad - Sep 26, 2011 8:03 pm

Some of the best views anywhere  Sucess!

While the climb itself isn't much, it's hard to find a better view from any summit in the Sierra. Both the north and south Palisades stretched out before you. Beautiful. A good one to tag if you have time after doing Mt. Sill.


myles - Sep 13, 2006 3:03 pm

SW ridge  Sucess!

Descended this route after coming up the East face. Great fun and, as others have noted, fairly spicy if you stick to the crest.


James_W - Aug 7, 2006 2:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Great area of the Sierra

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 24, 2006 9:36 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Direct Date Climbed: July 21, 22, 2006

Instead of the Yellow Brick Road, did the SW Ridge following along the very top of the ridge (the Yellow Brick Road travels generally below the top of the ridge on the right). This route includes a lot of fun 4th Class, with occassional short,low Class 5 sections. You get a good number of chimneys and places to use mantles and stemming. The granite is tightly put together and feels wonderful. Did this route on consecutive days I liked it so much.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Apr 5, 2006 3:06 pm

Route Climbed: SW Ridge, the Yellow Brick Rd. Date Climbed: Sept. 18, 2005  Sucess!

It's mostly 3d Class, but you can get yourself some 4th Class pretty easily, especially if you veer toward the top of the ridge.

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