Mt. Conness towers northeast of Tuolumne Meadows. There are several excellent climbs featured in "Sierra Classics" by Moynier and Fiddler. Among them are West Ridge II 5.6, Southwest Face V 5.9 A2 or 5.10c, and North Ridge II 5.6. There is also a camp and climb starting at Lambert Dome and camping at Young Lakes.
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1866|
|First successful climber(s):||Clarence King and James Gardiner|
|Nearest major airport:||Reno|
|Convenient Center:||Lee Vining|
Thanks to Barrett Heywood for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 6 trip reports for Mount Conness.
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- Log #16895 - by
Morgan Brown on Jan 30, 2004We did the North Ridge--our second backcountry technical climb, after Mount Starr King. Long, long day. We learned a great deal about climbing in the real world. Althought we left at 7am, we didn't...
- Log #16896 - by Bob Walton on Aug 11, 2003My son Jon and I ascended Conness from near Saddlebag Lake, the standard one day route. We had some trouble reaching the cirque just below the saddle between White Mountain and Conness. Multiple...
- Log #16897 - by Jim Williams on June 07, 2003From Upper Young Lake, a trek up talus slope of south side, trail of use near summit, one exciting step near west face.
- Log #16898 - by
imagakan semaj on Oct 10, 2002north ridge of conness was an excellent climb, and i'd highly recommend it to any level of climber...great rock, excellent exposure, and a few fun routefinding "problems". there was plenty...
- Log #16899 - by Charity on July 08, 2002Fine walk up. If hiking up the northeast face, bear to the left towards the snowpack. You can scramble around the snow or just kick-step your way up. Once on the ridge, Conness is at about 1 o'clock.
- Log #16900 - by Barrett Heywood on Oct 05, 2001Climbed the West Ridge II 5.6. When coming in from Saddleback lake head left or SW to the lowest point of the summit plateau. Avoid the couloirs which may appear to be a short cut but are "not...