Split Mountain Climber's Log

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autoblock

autoblock - Apr 28, 2010 11:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

North Slope slog  Sucess!

Camping at Red Lake was beautiful, and the whole route was empty of people. I had the whole mountain to myself on summit day.

Other than that, a peak to bag and leave alone. Difficult trailhead (great directions + Google Earth made it a snap in the 4WD rental), then a steep, deep and loose slog to the summit. One stretch, just before plateauing out, of a few hundred feet of decent rock.

This is one to make on the first try! You'll never catch me here again.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2008

Easter on High  Sucess!

First major spring snow camp/climb. Amazing.

Guilty

Guilty - Nov 11, 2009 5:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009

North Slope  Sucess!

Hike up from Red lakes with some friends.

rmick25

rmick25 - Sep 3, 2009 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

From the Muir Trail  Sucess!

After hiking up Mather Pass(which was no picnic) decided to hike Split Mtn as well because...it was there. Hell of a day almost 6,0000 ft. of ele. gain and 16 miles most with pack on. Sooo worth it though. I thought the view from Glen pass was sweet. It paled in comparison to Split though. Vaughn and Andy you missed out! Thanks also to the guy who gave me a granola bar and the women who provided the cheese and crackers. Life savers!

Shawn

Shawn - Sep 3, 2009 11:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Great experience...

The access was the biggest story for us. There's lots of good information out there about both the drive to the trailhead and the trail itself, but we didn't pay enough attention.

So, we took 2 wrong turns that cost us a lot of time on the approach. Once we finally got to the Red Lake TH, we hurried onto the 'trail', only that it wasn't. We spent 2 hours blazing a path on steep, loose, sandy and nasty Class 2/3 terrain until I had enough and said there must be a trail and we need to find it. Found it and the going was much easier but half the party bailed back to the HD and the others went to Red Lake. Party at Red Lake got there just in time for the rain and spent an OK night there and woke up to swirling clouds obscuring the summit and terrain above and decided to head down. Still a beautiful area and fun was had, but the mistakes and the weather meant no summit and the access/approach means we won't be too eager for attempt #2 for some time... :-)

cab

cab - Aug 31, 2009 3:14 pm

Crappy Road  Sucess!

The hardest part of this climb is getting to the trailhead. I scratched the shit out of the sides of my truck (Black Chevy Silverado), but once you get to Red Lake, this is a pretty cool climb. A little loose in the steeper chutes, but not too bad.

seano

seano - Aug 7, 2009 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

Red Lake, NW slope  Sucess!

An overnight trip from 3 miles below the Red Lake trailhead (the "no trespassing" shortcut helped, but not enough for our poor car). Red Lake is an awesome place to camp.

thholder

thholder - Aug 2, 2009 11:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

From the west  Sucess!

clear day, spectacular views

SJ

SJ - Jul 21, 2009 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

Nice Alternative  Sucess!

Gave up on the original goal of St. Jean Gully when we saw the debris field of rocks that had shot out of it. Changed plans to the North Slope and we weren't disappointed. Climbed a 35-40 degree snow hill for about 750' to gain the north slope, little more than a class 2 like the route description states, but had an axe and crampons so it was no problem. Great view on top, thunder storms had us running off the ridge in the early afternoon.

96avs01

96avs01 - Mar 30, 2009 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2009

Humbling turns  Sucess!

Ascended the N. slope route via the Red Lake approach. Took some very humbling turns on my splitboard in highly variable snow conditions below the Split-Prater saddle...glad I had the (dis)pleasure of hauling it all the way to 13K.

farrisgl

farrisgl - Mar 3, 2009 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Day Summit off the JMT  Sucess!

Reached the summit on our "layover" day while camped at the lake below Mather Pass. Lots of scree but a beautiful summit view on a perfectly clear and windless day.

Guilty

Guilty - Jan 25, 2009 6:21 pm

West Face  Sucess!

I spent a week around the Palisade Lakes and Mather Pass just bagging peaks in the area. This was the easy hike up from the John Muir Trail.

alpinegosse

alpinegosse - Nov 24, 2008 11:35 am

Done  Sucess!

Uneventful!

mdougherty

mdougherty - Oct 29, 2008 1:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

North Slope  Sucess!

Climbed from Red Lake with an SPS group. It was a tough, but enjoyable hike. I really liked the view.

paisajeroamericano

paisajeroamericano - Oct 21, 2008 11:32 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2008

wow  Sucess!

7500 feet in one day... a new personal record - the climb was wonderful though - those cliffs when you first hit the ridge are wicked... and the split part of the mountain up top is wild - I think I am running out of easy 14ers, hmmm...

jimegan

jimegan - Sep 28, 2008 6:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

Split Mountain  Sucess!

Soloed the N ridge from Red Lake when Mike hit the wall after climbing Mt Sill the prior day. These were my final two Calif 14ers.

jaypisano

jaypisano - Aug 27, 2008 1:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008

north slope from the east  Sucess!

definitely more difficult than i expected but a beautiful mountain. the drive to red lake trailhead was a real treat!

dpsiebert

dpsiebert - Aug 21, 2008 6:39 am

North Slope

Daytripped from Orange County. I thought it was pretty tough for an "easy 14er".

sierratrekkin

sierratrekkin - Aug 7, 2008 7:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008

N. Slope  Sucess!

Climbed Split Mountain June 16th of 2008, via the N. Slope from Taboose Pass. I easily nabbed Mount Prater the next day and spent a nice two night stay just below both peaks.

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts - Jul 31, 2008 7:01 pm

N Slope from East

Camped at Red Lake. Uneventful climb.

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