Named after the lovely, small, blue flower found at altitude. Secor gives the height as 14,080+ feet. Nice view from summit ridge of small, south-facing glacier, often with odd, wind-sculpted shapes in the snow later in season. Views to east and north look down on giant Palisades glacier. Last few moves to summit are wildly exposed but easy.
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1930|
|First successful climber(s):||Eichorn, Dawson, et al.|
|Nearest major airport:||Bishop|
|Convenient Center:||Big Pine|
Thanks to Mark for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 2 trip reports for Polemonium Peak.
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- Log #17110 - by
marius on July 29, 2002Camped at Dusy Basin, hiked around to Sill first ( long! ), then went along ridge to Polemonium. Summit part is pretty exposed. Wouldn't do that without rope. Rappelled down into the U-notch and...
- Log #17111 - by Mark on Mar 11, 2002Primary routes to approach the summit are from Mt Sill to the SE, North Palisades from the WNW, and the V-Notch to the NE. Either way, the last bits are definitely exposed 5th class but pretty easy....