Split Mountain Climber's Log

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dpsiebert - Aug 21, 2008 6:39 am

North Slope

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


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.


BradBartick - Jul 12, 2008 10:03 pm

Split is the sh*t  Sucess!

Climbed Split with my wife last summer. Great fun- a little challenging route-finding through scree slope, but isolated and fun and worth the effort just the same.


PellucidWombat - Jul 8, 2008 2:41 pm

Re: Route Climbed: Red Lake -> Bad Idea route -> N Ridge Date Climbed: 9 September, 2001

haha, I like the name of your route. I had no idea we were so close to each other in summitting before we met! Small world, eh?


Misha - Jul 7, 2008 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Bagged my final CA fourteener with a bang  Sucess!

Climbed Northeast Arete (IV, 5.8) with Pavel on a perfect summer day. 15 long pitches (150'+) and one rappel with a few memorable spots, abundance of loose rock (although, not enough to make it disgusting) and wicked knife edges. Existing beta was useless; we pretty much found our own way which included a 5.10 pitch. 11.5 hours from the route start to the summit ridge. Descended in the dark for a 19 hour camp to camp marathon.

Many props to the late great Galen Rowell for soloing this route on his FA. There is no way in the world I'd attempt something like this unroped.


ChuckO - Jul 3, 2008 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

North Slope  Sucess!

First trip back into the mountains after surgery to repair a broken ankle 21 weeks earlier ... thus this trip worked me, on of the hardest times I've had in the mountains. Hot weather didn't help - +100degF at trail head. Climbed with Ken T. Bottom line = a safe and successful 14'er summit.


Zhenya77 - Mar 31, 2008 10:51 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2006

North East Slope  Sucess!

We camped near the lake and on the summit day we departed quite early around 4:00 am. By 7:30 am we already summited the peak and soon (around 9 :00 am ) safely returned to the base camp. It was nice, clear day.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 9:29 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2005

Eek...  Sucess!

the first time, a storm moved in so fast, our tent was under a foot of snow in a few hours! Sheesh, route finding on the way out was difficult.

I prefer Split as a dayhike.


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!

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