Split Mountain Climber's Log

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bighornmonkey - Dec 25, 2007 5:03 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2005

Done...  Sucess!

Been to the top twice.


panweilin - Oct 25, 2007 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2005

An SHR bonus peak  Sucess!

A bonus peak we bagged during our 9-day SHR backpacking trip.


lefty - Sep 18, 2007 12:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005

North Slope  Sucess!

I couldn't get my Honda CRV back up the main road on the way out so I used the alternative way out through the mine.

Thomas Erspamer

Thomas Erspamer - Sep 9, 2007 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Main NE Route  Sucess!

Nine and a half hours to summit. If Bob Burd had started at the same time I did he would have been back in San Jose sipping a beer by the time I topped out!

Started at 3:15 a.m. and got back to car 17 and a half hours later. Perfect weather all day. Must have had 200 miles of visibility from the top. Didn't see a soul all day except for my buddy Steve. Guess that's not much of a surprise given all the bad press I've been reading on SP about the Red Lake trail.

Driving instructions from this site were extremely helpful. We found high clearance to be necessary but directions to be spot on. No worries.

Not sure I'd call this a class 2. The shoot on the classic NE route was a dry, crumbling mess up around 12,000 feet. If anyone is anywhere above you then you'd better be wearing a helmet.

Recommend staying on solid rock to right of shoot (Class 3). There's a use trail off to the right near the base of the shoot. We descended this way.

Enough talus, debris, and boulders for a lifetime.

This was quite a long day for an average Joe hiker like myself. Which 14er will be next?

With Respect.

Tom E.


skotty - Sep 4, 2007 11:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Miserable approach  Sucess!

Maybe its just because I got a late start on one of the hottest days of the year, but to me this approach was a miserable desert hike on a poor trail. Out of the 28 peaks I've done so far I would say this was the second worst approach I've done next to the approach for Mt. Williamson via Shepherd Pass.

Nevertheless, once we got to about 10,000 feet or so, the scenery almost made us forget about the approach we endured. With still another ~3,000 ft to go from Red Lake in just about 1 mile, this is undeniably NOT one of the easiest 14ers, as R.J. Secor says. Definitely one of the best looking 14ers; very impressive.


Samantha - Aug 31, 2007 12:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

NSlpoe  Sucess!

Nice mountain!

NoSam - Aug 28, 2007 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

North Slope from East  Sucess!

Picked this 14'er off. Class 2 route from East/Red Lake. High clouds kept the sun off our backs. Fun climb.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Aug 13, 2007 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

North Slope  Sucess!

Somewhat of a slog but well worth it. The chute had lots of talus and rubble which kept it interesting. Had a couple of showers but no thunder. Nice and quiet back there.

Mark N

Mark N - Aug 12, 2007 8:11 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

N Slope from East  Sucess!

Did this in early season (May). Cooler wheather and snow on the upper section made for an enjoyable trip.



MoabPeakBagger - Jul 9, 2007 11:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

north slope from the west  Sucess!

fun ascent up North Slope from Lake 3535 in Upper Basin. Beautiful spot, fun route, incredible views. Great!


Elwood - Jul 2, 2007 12:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

North Slope from the East  Sucess!

Wow! Everything about this mtn. was brutal! The road going in broke my exhaust, the trail to Red Lake was relentless, & the talus slog to the top was long & tough! Glad that one's done!


graham - Jun 27, 2007 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

North slope

Day hiked up the standard North Slope route via Red Lake on a beautiful day. Took a hard 6hrs to get up and after an hour on top napping it took 3.5 hrs to get back. Car-to-Car ~11 hrs. It was really dry up there.


atavist - Jun 21, 2007 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2006

cold night  Sucess!

Climbed via Red Lake with my buddy Eric and his brother. With one tent and two sleeping bags it was a cold night but pleasant. We tried to start a fire like cavemen, it felt like an episode of Survivor.

Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Jun 7, 2007 12:14 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

North Slope from the East  Sucess!

Climbed with uwjennie and friends from Red Lake, little snow lots of rocks. Fun weekend with great weather.


orandall - Jun 5, 2007 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2007

North Slope  Sucess!

The North Slope route from the East is a total slog. There was some fun class 3 stuff on the North wall of the chute which broke the monotony. Red Lake trail isn't absolutely horrible, but avoid at all costs after dark. You will take wrong turns.

mtnfoto - Jun 4, 2007 5:48 pm

Red Lake/North Slope  Sucess!

Uneventful climb, hot hike out.


fossana - Apr 8, 2007 10:42 pm

N Ridge  Sucess!

May ?, 2001
Phenomenal glissade on the descent.

Brad Mastros

Brad Mastros - Mar 26, 2007 9:52 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

St. Jean  Sucess!

Excellent weather, great view


Mescalito345 - Mar 18, 2007 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2006

LVMC trip  Sucess!

Went on a two-day trip with the Las Vegas Mountaineers Club (LVMC). We camped at Red Lake, and climbed the loose rock to the peak on the second day. See reports by MoapaPk and sergio in the Climber’s Log.


tpdwr - Dec 18, 2006 3:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 1987

N ridge from Upper Basin  Sucess!

From a camp in Upper Basin. A blue sky day, so quiet you could hear a pin drop!

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