|Climbing||9.00 Miles|| 12 Hrs 30 Mns || ||0.72 mph|
|6,200 ft AEG|| || || |
|Solo I G • Boulder • 3rd Granite Excellent • 2000 Feet 4 Pitches|
| Pro: A helmet of some sort is required. You will want something to protect your head from rocks that may be dislodged by fellow climbers. The route can be busy, especially when the day climbers arrive. Rope, and any other specialized gear is not necessary for Summer. In Winter, you will need a full compliment of gear from crampons and ice axes to avalanche beacons and possibly a satellite phone. Its typically a 3 day, 2 night climb in winter.|
I did the Mountaineer's Route as an overnight backpacking trip that started on 8/31. I summited on 9/1, but the elevation will be counted in one day on 8/31. I spent the night sleeping under the stars under some cold and (early on) windy conditions at Iceberg Lake. Fantastic display of stars up high under pretty dark conditions. New moon. Descended alone on 9/1.
Fantastic hike with incredible scenery.
|I think Monsoon season will begin around June 20, plus or minus 5 days, not by the calendar according to the NWS, but when dew points rise dramatically, and it begins to rain over the Sacramento Mountains. It will start about 10 days later in Arizona.|