Thunderbolt Peak Climber's Log

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Donno - Jul 31, 2012 1:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012

Thunderbolt  Sucess!

Climbed East Face Zig Zag w/ Fishklr. Last CA fourteener!


krrt2000 - Feb 17, 2012 12:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1996

SW Chute #1  Sucess!

Great Climb


efunk - Oct 7, 2011 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Traverse attempt 1  Sucess!

great day in the palisades.
T-bolt to North Pal and then down the U-Notch.

Mark N

Mark N - Sep 13, 2011 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2011

SW Chute  Sucess!

2-day trip with guide Kurt Wedberg from SMI. Even though Kurt made it look easy I didn't attempt the summit block. Maybe next time.


SJ - Sep 12, 2011 12:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

SW Chute/Traverse

A LOT of snow in Dusy Basin still and all the way up the SW Chute. Went in approach shoes w/ no axe or crampons, had to stick to the moat on the side of the couloir. Wandered too far left and topped out near the north (smaller) summit. Dicked around trying to get on top of it for a while until we realized it was the wrong one. We were attempting the traverse so instead of wasting more time once we got to the real summit trying to lasso the block, we headed on.


blueshade - Aug 23, 2011 12:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2011

SW Chute #1  Sucess!

Still a lot of frozen snow below the chokestone but doable without gear. Didn't attempt the summit block but someday I'll be back. Descended the Class 4 chute on the SE side to the saddle- fun.


thexcat - Aug 18, 2011 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

SW Chute  Sucess!

With Rob from Knapsack Pass camp. He lead the summit pitch.


BCL - Aug 18, 2011 9:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

SW Chute #1  Sucess!

Climbing above the notch is awesome. Lassoed the summit block and climbed the rope.


ElGreco - Aug 14, 2011 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011

Underhill (right)  Sucess!

Ascended the right hand Underhill couloir with SMG. Bergschrund was passable by end running it - a few more cracks present around it too. The slope angle in the couloir was up to 50 or so degrees in places. We passed the chockstone on the left with an awkward move. A pitch of rock at the end of couloir puts you on the summit ridge, where 3rd class and exposed 4th/low 5th climbing leads you to a short, easy but exposed traverse to the base of the summit block. Thanks to Darren and Alex for the leads. Lassoed and free-climbed the summit block - a lot of fun (a short bouldering problem, essentially)!


kaos14 - Aug 5, 2011 2:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2011

Underhill (R)  Sucess!

Beautiful day traversing from T-bolt to Polemonium and then down the U-Notch. Almost ripped a crimp flake off the summit block, that made it more than a little spicy.


Darren9 - Aug 2, 2011 1:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011

got it  Sucess!

Via Underhill Couloir route with SMG. Thanks George for leading the summit block!


Bill562 - Jul 25, 2011 2:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Tbolt  Sucess!

With Alvin W and Oleg R from campsite on tbolt pass.

I think the class 4 section is really a stiff Class 3. We prussiked the summit block. If this is a new method, would it be considered a first accent? :-)


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

t-bolt to sill  Sucess!

quite a bit easier than hype about this traverse lets on. summit block is really only 5.6 or 5.7, albeit exposed. the rest of the traverse is quite a bit easier and best done unroped if you're comfortable


TheNobleSunfish - Jun 29, 2011 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Thunderbolt to U-Notch

Started our (short) traverse from Thunderbolt Pass. I Skipped the summit block to save time, though we did put up a top-rope which several other parties used : ]

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

fun outing  Sucess!

with Mark via NW ridge. Climbed mt. Robinson day before. My first time in Palisades.


TheNobleSunfish - May 2, 2011 4:29 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2011

North Couloir  Sucess!

Cold climb with the Caltech Alpine Club. 8 Climbers on top after lassoing the summit block and top-roping. Awesome!


pratyush - May 2, 2011 1:48 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2011

North Couloir  Sucess!

climbed with members of Caltech Alpine Club.


SawtoothSean - Dec 18, 2010 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


Got hosed on the approach and up into a gully off route. We we're at nearly 13,000 and working the rope, but reached blank wall.

Shane Rathbun

Shane Rathbun - Dec 6, 2010 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Great view   Sucess!

Climbed via the Southwest Chute.

Aaron lasso'd the summit block quickly and we aided up, climbed the summit block via the Bob Burd method with the figure 8s on a bite. I will have to go back to lead it. :-)

We had some route finding issues and accidentally climbed the lightning rod. Desended via Underhill Couloir; lots of rappel slings already in place. Rappeled off a snow bollard over the bergshrund the base of Underhill due to not having crampons on the steep slopes.

We had ambitions to complete the traverse as a secondary objective but the route finding issues set us back.


Daria - Sep 26, 2010 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Part 1 of Palisade traverse  Sucess!

Part of Palisade traverse from Thunderbolt to Polemonium. Completed summit block-impressive chunk of granite

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