Traversed the ridge from Lake, contouring too far south, then headed straight up to the summit plateau. The southern end of the plateau was christened "Carmen Peak" by someone who also left a register atop a rock pile. 10K' Ridge summit was to the north. 3rd and final stop of a dayhike that included Grinnell and Lake.
hps led three-peak hike: 10k ft ridge, lake peak, and mount grinnell, in order. 11 miles, 3000' gain, 7 hours. headed off trail near the camp and hiked straight up a ridge; 1500' gain in .8 miles. do not attempt this route unless you're good finding routes cross-country, and are up for a very strenuous hike.
With Lake and Grinnell. Steep push to the top, but nice views of San G.
8 peaks for the day with Bob (who did 10), Laura, and Jon
As part of a loop with Grinnell and Lake Peak. The gully that starts just to the west of 10K Ridge's summit and goes down to the north back to the Fish Creek Trail made for an excellent descent route.
We did Grinnell, Lake and Ten Thousand Foot Ridge in a loop from the Fish Creek Trail, and also some cross country.
Last peak left in San G. Wilderness for me to summit. Did it via interesting xcountry route from South Fork including Lake and Grinell in just over 8 hours.
Did this one in the same day with Lake Peak and Grinnell Peak, making it the last of the 21 Southern California 10ers. Glissade down about 1,500 ft a great way to finish off the list. Would make a great snow climb up as well, but I took it from the ridge from Lake Peak. Rocky summit with good prominence and a great view of the north side of the San Gorgonio group.