Album: Mount Sill - Swiss Arete


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Album Date
7/18/2010 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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7/18/2010 5:43:43 AM
5:43am. Big Pine Lakes trailhead. 2 or 3am would have been a far more realistic start time. 
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7/18/2010 6:24:21 AM
 
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7/18/2010 6:52:03 AM
 
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7/18/2010 7:46:19 AM
Temple Crag and Second Lake. 7:46am. 
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7/18/2010 7:46:24 AM
 
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7/18/2010 7:58:53 AM
 
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7/18/2010 7:58:57 AM
 
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7/18/2010 8:26:22 AM
 
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7/18/2010 9:03:28 AM
Sam Mack Meadow. 9:03am. 3 hrs 20 mins from the trailhead. 
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7/18/2010 9:08:08 AM
Stream crossing in Sam Mack Meadow 
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7/18/2010 9:19:58 AM
Above Sam Mack Meadow 
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7/18/2010 9:28:17 AM
 
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7/18/2010 9:28:34 AM
Our destination finally comes into view (center) 
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7/18/2010 9:28:42 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:20:57 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:35:19 AM
Gayley Camp. 10:35am. Just under 5 hrs from trailhead. Time for a much needed break. 
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7/18/2010 10:35:40 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:35:43 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:43:34 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:43:36 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:43:39 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:43:42 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:43:51 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:43:58 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:44:00 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:44:02 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:44:08 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:44:14 AM
 
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7/18/2010 10:44:27 AM
 
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7/18/2010 11:58:02 AM
 
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7/18/2010 12:03:11 PM
 
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7/18/2010 12:40:24 PM
Traversing across the Palisade Glacier 
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7/18/2010 12:50:06 PM
 
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7/18/2010 12:50:10 PM
Darija poses on the Palisade Glacier 
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7/18/2010 12:59:55 PM
 
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7/18/2010 1:19:03 PM
 
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7/18/2010 1:20:43 PM
 
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7/18/2010 1:20:46 PM
 
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7/18/2010 1:20:55 PM
 
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7/18/2010 1:20:57 PM
 
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7/18/2010 2:08:15 PM
 
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7/18/2010 2:12:05 PM
 
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7/18/2010 2:20:14 PM
 
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7/18/2010 2:32:47 PM
2:32pm. We stashed our extra gear (crampons,axes,boots,etc.) at this narrow strip of loose rock in the L-shaped couloir. Got on the Swiss Arete around 3pm. 
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7/18/2010 3:40:41 PM
On the Swiss Arete. 3:40pm. 
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7/18/2010 3:42:50 PM
Happy climber 
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7/18/2010 3:55:46 PM
Fun easy climbing on the Arete 
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7/18/2010 3:55:49 PM
 
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7/18/2010 4:15:44 PM
 
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7/18/2010 4:15:46 PM
 
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7/18/2010 4:15:49 PM
 
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7/18/2010 4:15:52 PM
Fun class 5.5/5.6. 
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7/18/2010 4:27:36 PM
 
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7/18/2010 4:27:40 PM
 
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7/18/2010 4:34:28 PM
 
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7/18/2010 4:34:31 PM
 
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7/18/2010 4:37:57 PM
 
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7/18/2010 4:38:02 PM
The step-around? Clipped into blue sling tied to a piton on the nose. Wasn't sure whether to go over or under the nose. Length of sling seemed to indicate going under and so we did. Supposed "step-around" seemed pretty trivial. Past the nose, climbed up a right corner (5.7?) to a large belay ledge. Belayed Darija from a piton backed up by cams. Then climbed a chimney (5.7?) exiting out the top right side. All the rest of the way to the summit seemed 4th class with a couple 5th class moves. 
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7/18/2010 6:02:19 PM
 
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7/18/2010 6:02:22 PM
 
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7/18/2010 6:04:13 PM
 
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7/18/2010 6:44:24 PM
6:44pm. Belaying Darija above the crux pitches. 
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7/18/2010 7:05:39 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:05:41 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:25:30 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:26:00 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:26:03 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:26:06 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:26:36 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:26:40 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:51:16 PM
On the summit of Mount Sill. 7:51pm. 
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7/18/2010 7:56:04 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:56:12 PM
7:56pm. Darija finishes climbing up the last few feet to the summit. Total time on route: 5 hours. 
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7/18/2010 7:57:27 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:57:31 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:57:40 PM
Darija in sillouette on Mount Sill 
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7/18/2010 7:59:16 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:59:22 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:59:36 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:59:40 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:59:44 PM
 
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7/18/2010 7:59:58 PM
 
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7/18/2010 8:00:11 PM
8:00pm. Time to go!!!! 
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7/18/2010 8:07:31 PM
 
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7/18/2010 8:07:34 PM
Cool clouds on the Palisades at sunset 
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7/18/2010 8:08:54 PM
Sunset over the Palisades 
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7/18/2010 8:13:23 PM
 
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7/18/2010 8:33:06 PM
Downclimbing the 4th class moves to get back to the L-couloir 
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7/18/2010 8:33:12 PM
 
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7/18/2010 9:35:57 PM
Descending the L-couloir in the dark. 9:35pm. 
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7/18/2010 10:17:07 PM
Just below the Gayley chute on the Palisade Glacier. 10:17pm. Now just another 6 hours before we get back to the car (ugh!). 
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7/19/2010 1:14:26 AM
 
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7/19/2010 1:42:28 AM
 
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7/19/2010 2:39:17 AM
 
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7/19/2010 4:13:49 AM
4:13am. Back to where we started. Car to car time: 22 hrs 30 mins. Uh, yeah, it was a long day.