Split Mountain Climber's Log

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Kaikaapro - Oct 31, 2005 5:54 pm

Route Climbed: Western Date Climbed: August 13th  Sucess!

We left a Russian Shopka (a fur hat) up there somewhere on the mountain. If you find it, post, for a laugh. You can keep it. Good weather- the damn trail is difficult to follow- esp. at night with no flashlight.

A pseudo-summit on the way too.

Kai Kaapro

Aaron Lieberman


bechtt - Oct 25, 2005 8:33 am

Route Climbed: North Slope from the East Date Climbed: 23 Oct 05  Sucess!

Incredible weather-- warm and clear on top. Views were stunning. Some snow on the North Slope but no equipment needed for the ascent. Fun finding the right road out in the dark -- Tinemaha road definitely the way to go.


tdoughty - Oct 17, 2005 4:34 pm

Route Climbed: St Jeans's Couloir  Sucess!

easy gully climb with soft snow


thenunz - Oct 17, 2005 2:21 pm

Route Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: 10/03/05  Sucess!

Very windy on the hike in. Calmed after sunset. A lot of talus all the way from Red Lake to the summit. Well consolidated as far as Sierra talus goes, though. 9 hours round trip from Red Lake. Great day and nice summit.


Kerstin - Sep 17, 2005 12:24 pm

Route Climbed: North Slope from Upper Basin Date Climbed: September 14, 2005  Sucess!

My husband Dan and I hiked in over Taboose Pass to Upper Basin. We hiked up Split Mountain from there. What an incredible view from the summit! A beautiful day.


avghiker - Sep 15, 2005 3:30 pm

Route Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: Sep, 09, 2005  Sucess!

Solo Dayhike. CA 14er - # 12. Afternoon snow flurry near the summit added some excitment to the laborious hike.


RickF - Sep 15, 2005 2:54 pm

Route Climbed: Red Lake/North Slope Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!

Thanks to party members: Bob, Joe, Phil and Karen who shared the summit with me. On this 9-11 we acknowledged those who lost thier lives on 9-11-01 and we honored those who fight for the freedom we have to make our summit sojourns. It was beautiful on top, we could see for miles in all directions. Trip Info: Friday we drove to the trail head via the Tinemaha Campground route which took about one hour from 395. Saturday we hiked for over 5 hours from trailhead to Red Lake. Sunday 9-11 we left Red Lake at 6:00 a.m, summited a little after 11:00, started down at 12:00 noon, got back to Red Lake a little after 3:00 p.m., broke camp and made it back to the trail head around 9:00 p.m.


lefty - Sep 8, 2005 1:35 am

Route Climbed: North slope Date Climbed: September 5, 2005  Sucess!

Very enjoyable climb on a beautiful day.


mdash - Aug 13, 2005 8:44 pm

Route Climbed: North route Date Climbed: August 7, 2005  Sucess!

Dayhiked this, starting at 9 AM, back at 6:40 PM. Thunderstorm on the summit and got lost in the vegetation on way down. Beautiful area!

cottersnow - Aug 4, 2005 4:51 pm

Route Climbed: St. Jean Coulior Date Climbed: 7-5-05  Sucess!

A very moderate route with a trick schrund crossing when we were there. We did some 5.8ish rock to the right to get by.


ckerth - Aug 3, 2005 4:01 pm

Route Climbed: North Slope From East Date Climbed: July 29, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful hike. Left Red Lake at 4:00am and reached the summit at 10:00am. Stayed an hour on top and back down by 2:00pm.


cp0915 - Aug 3, 2005 10:40 am

Route Climbed: n. slope from the east Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!

Nice dayhike.


SusanM - Aug 1, 2005 8:18 pm

Route Climbed: Via Red Lake Date Climbed: July 31, 2005

Starting at 3:00 am and fought fatigue as well as some surprisngly lush vegetation along the way. A beautiful hike. Note - take the Tinemaha route out if you want to spare your high clearance vehicle some major abuse.


Completebum - Aug 1, 2005 12:06 pm

Route Climbed: S. Slope from the East Date Climbed: July 31, 2002  Sucess!

Dayhiked with Courney and Susan. It was our first time up the Red Lake trail and we followed the first 4 miles by headlamp. The summit was socked in but nothing ever materialised. Next time I'm taking a mountail bike from the Tinemaha campgroud the the TH.


HeyItsBen - Jun 29, 2005 7:57 pm

Route Climbed: north slope from the east Date Climbed: June 25 2005

What an awesome area! Beautiful weather on the way up, wind and snow storm on the way down! Great experience! Climbed with madclimber.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jun 20, 2005 10:17 pm

Route Climbed: North Slope from the East Date Climbed: June 19, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed and skied north slope. Trip Report


MarieP - Jun 17, 2005 1:50 am

Route Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

One of the 11 peaks climbed during a 9-day backpacking trip!


physics - Jun 12, 2005 4:50 pm

Route Climbed: St. Jean's Couloir Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

It was a beautiful day on a beautiful mountain; we went up the the St. Jean's Couloir which is also known as "cake walk couloir". If you have the ability to do the East Couloir and pass on it to do St. Jean's, you will undoubtably regret it and want to go back. Even though the 1.5 hr drive from H395 to the trailhead is good at keeping people away from this mountain, I shall return (hopefully). Still was a great climb and one of my most rewarding summits.

Dr. Mishuginuh - Jun 11, 2005 2:22 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

2nd trip to Split. Last one ended with helicopter rescue from high in St. Jean's Coulior and a fractured ankle (October 2003). This trip with Mike Corby and I alone. Ankle held up well in snow travel this time. Good snow and conditions for crampons in early mornings. Too soft and some post-holing after 12 noon. Snow shoes better after noon. Summit day was long: 4am to 8pm starting 1000' above Red Lake (10,500'). Strong gusty winds in am, sunny and warm by noon. Summited at 2 pm. Snow too soft and for good glissading. Great time of year for High Sierra's!!


Felsberg - May 2, 2005 1:33 pm

Route Climbed: St. Jean's Couloir Date Climbed: April 28th, 2005

Climbed via the st jean couloir, descended the north slope. Snow conditions in the couloir were variable including waist deep powder, which was like 'swimming uphill', luckily loopperu broke trail the entire way. dom almost took a slide to his doom on the descent, but he's still with us. PICS

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