North Palisade

North Palisade Trip Report (#5866)

Climbed North Palisade via the U-Notch+Chimney Variation on May 7th, 2001. Apparently we were the first to sign the summit log since October of 2000. The snow was firm in the U Notch, and skiers has kicked in steps all the way, making the ascent easy. The chimney above it is class 4 with some easy class 5 moves on the second pitch. The traverse of the arete to the summit was actually the tricky part because many ledges were covered in snow at that time of year (class 4 probably). A long and strenuous day (off from camp just above Sam Mack meadows at 5 am, back at dusk), but a great climb nonetheless.

North Palisade Trip Report Index