Polemonium Peak Trip Report (#17111)
- Signed By: Mark
- Date submitted: March 11, 2002
- Date(s) climbed: 9/29/00
Primary 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. If you take the V-Notch and conditions allow, branch left near the top, under a huge chockstone. I recall being quite cold (in Sept.) during most of the ice climb, then emerging from under the chockstone into blinding, warm sunlight. The V-Notch was about 6 roped pitches, the crux being the schrund. One normal descent route is across the ridge to Mt Sill, down 4th class rock to Glacier Notch, rap or climb down the Notch, then down the Palisades Glacier to camp or the car. This can all take a deceptively long time, so don't tarry if evening approaches.