West Ridge Climber's Log

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caysedave

caysedave - Feb 16, 2016 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2015

Classic  Sucess!

Perfect weather, amazing rock quality. Tempted to solo, but with an 8.5mm and small rack it felt more secure at that altitude.

MattDaddy56

MattDaddy56 - Sep 10, 2015 11:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2014

Great Climb  Sucess!

Camped at Young Lakes and started for the base at about 0330 hrs. Started 1st pitch at about 0530 hours and pitched out the first 3-4 pitches. Simul-climbed the rest. This is a long beautiful route that we had to ourselves that day. One party was doing the North Ridge, a route that I'll have to return to do. Lots of exposure on the West ridge if you stay on the ridge proper.

MarekB

MarekB - Aug 3, 2014 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

Pitched out the first few hundred feet then simul-climbed  Sucess!

This is an awesome climb, although it was a long day for us doing car to car at Saddlebag Lake. We were also worried about the weather but lucked out. I'd love to do this one again and I'm definitely curious about North Ridge now!

badmajick

badmajick - Jul 22, 2014 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012

First Simul  Sucess!

Great climb, made it a 2-day trip by bivying at alpine lake so we could beat the crowds.

haishan

haishan - Sep 11, 2013 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013

Honeymoon hike  Sucess!

Soloed with my beautiful wife a couple days after our wedding, 5th time up the route and 3rd time solo. I swear this is the very best rock climb in the world. We ran into a group of 3 who climbed the nice-looking rib to the left, said they thought it was comparable in grade and quality to the west ridge itself.

b_betts

b_betts - Jul 9, 2013 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

Looong day  Sucess!

Long day with a hike out in the dark... fun rock though!

haishan

haishan - Mar 13, 2013 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

Solo twice  Sucess!

Soloed W ridge and downclimb N ridge... this route is so good I came back 3 days later with a couple partners and repeated the solo traverse. On our way back down the N Ridge we were buzzed by a glider... cool!

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Sep 20, 2011 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Great link up  Sucess!

linked up NW ridge of North peak, North ridge of Conness and West ridge of Conness in a day.

rhyang

rhyang - Jul 23, 2010 9:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010

Stellar !!  Sucess!

Car to car solo from Saddlebag Lake on a flawless summer day.

There was still snow in places between Alpine Lake and the summit plateau, and it was firm enough in the morning that I did not regret bringing an ice axe (left it on the summit plateau and picked it up on my way down).

Amazing exposure ! As usual, the register needs a new notebook (forgot to bring one this time).

SKI

SKI - Dec 26, 2009 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009

Such a classic  Sucess!

Wow!!!!!

haishan

haishan - Sep 27, 2009 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2000

a classic  Sucess!

Long approach... first time dropped into the W face higher up to race daylight, next time ('04?) stayed directly on the ridge all the way. Awesome exposure over SW face.

granjero

granjero - Sep 9, 2009 9:31 pm

Excellente!  Sucess!

Oh yeah.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Sep 1, 2009 3:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

yeah!  Sucess!

My first weekend of alpine lead climbing! Car-to-car in a day after leading Cathedral the day before. Solid rock, nice exposure, good company...aaah, I'm happy :)

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Aug 31, 2009 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

Awesome route  Sucess!

Solid rock, great exposure. We belayed the first 3 pitches then simul-climbed the rest of the way. Had a great time. Car2car in a day with Tom and Jason C.

bearbnz

bearbnz - Aug 22, 2009 1:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

West Ridge in true summer conditions!  Sucess!

Linked this up with the North Ridge and the NW Ridge of North Peak.
August 9, 2006
First time up the West Ridge with D-Mac

poorboy44

poorboy44 - Sep 29, 2008 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008

Fun!  Sucess!

Consolation prize as another team was on the Harding Route when we arrived. We ran up this, stashed our gear and returned the next day to bag the Harding Route.

dervin

dervin - Sep 22, 2008 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

Roped up every pitch  Sucess!

I got lost in the dark, wore to many cloths, roped up on every pitch, and had a grand time.

Samantha

Samantha - Sep 9, 2008 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

West Ridge  Sucess!

I love every route on this mountain, especially the west ridge, which presents a challenging, remote, and beautiful approach. Thank you Eddie for leading the way. The summit register needs a new book if you are headed up there. :)

dubhunter

dubhunter - Aug 20, 2008 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

3 Route Solo Linkup  Sucess!

Soloed with Miguel. Finished in 1 hr 29 min. Last route of our North Peak NW Ridge -> Conness N Ridge -> Conness W Ridge linkup (all 3 routes in just under 11 hrs car-to-car). First Sierra climbing day!

forjan

forjan - Aug 18, 2008 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

3 route linkup  Sucess!

Soloed w/ Will. This time did the route in 75 minutes. Part of our North Peak NW Ridge --> Conness N Ridge --> Conness W Ridge linkup (all 3 routes in just under 11 hrs car-to-car).

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