Second peak in a traverse of the 4 major peaks of the Great Western Divide. Up the West Ridge, South Side, down the SE face. TR here.
Up the gully on the south side of the west ridge prior to Midway and Milestone later in the day. Not too difficult but serveral chockstones to pass on the way (easier had I not been carrying a full pack over). Took the left side of the chute initially, then over to the right as it forked. Reached a headwall near the ridge and traversed left onto ledges and then up a rib. Ended up having to backtrack 100-200 feet and back down to the ledges, should have just dropped down 50-75 feet and then into the next gully to the right. From there only one more chockstone and then easy going to the plateau. Was happy to have lots of ducks to guide the way down the SW side.
SPS list finish, with excellent company on a long, grueling dayhike via Shepherds Pass. Trip Report.
Climbed the east side. It's surprisingly tricky to find the right way up -- I topped out too early once and got cliffed out on the nasty, serrated south ridge. Try to come up as close to the summit plateau as possible.
Dayhike with Bob Burd, Laura Molnar, Tom Becht and Rick Kent. Bob's SPS list finish peak-great times
Great epic day hike of a deep Sierra peak with four like minded certifiable nuts. The unknown descent route on the southeast face was the icing. Correction to Laura's statement: the discovery of the route was a team effort -- Rick just drew the short straw to see if the final exit gully went.
Dayhiked for Bob Burd's list finish from Shepherd Pass. What a gorgeous area. Got a bit lost on the descent but were able to to find a Class 3 option (thanks, Rick!).
Climbed as part of a linkup of Milestone, Midway, Table, and Thunder. From Midway, descended directly towards Table (bad idea)...ended up on steep slabs which required much wandering and careful downclimbing. Climbed up the Southeast Side of Table following Secor's route description, which is accurate, although I did not find a class 3 way near the top. A pretty fun route since it's a line of weakness through much more difficult terrain. Descended a miserable gully on the West Ridge on the way Thunder.