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Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 8, 2011 - 01:09am PT
yesterdays evening light was an inspiration to get er done!
i got a late start and kept a relaxed pace a few hours later at the ice great sticks but softly pulling into the upper gully taking the left fork im soon on top.
any thoughts on john mendenhalls ascent in 1931?
cheers
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Jun 8, 2011 - 01:13am PT
Wow, So cool...thanks for the pictures and nice trip report. 1931, pre-Underhill...
flakyfoont

Trad climber
carsoncity nv
Jun 8, 2011 - 01:45am PT
nice photos. i love that summit, been there many times.
Brian Biega

climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 8, 2011 - 03:09am PT
Way to go Stewie!

Looks like the ice is coming in fat...

1931, Awesome. That's 80 years ago. I wonder how long it took just to get to Convict Lake back then.

Great trip report!

Cheers, Brian
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Jun 8, 2011 - 10:01am PT
John didn't have to deal with a rock or ice step.
The next time we go climbing I'm going to rip that red and white Flag off your jacket. Did you put one on your backpack?. Down with the queen or something like that.

Good job buddy glad your ok.
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Jun 8, 2011 - 10:14am PT
Way to get on it.

If you don't do it now, it could a decade (or more) until it's this good again.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2011 - 01:48pm PT
i was checking temps in the area during last week. perhaps the last cool nite was monday.
if you cant wait another 15 years,go at nite.
its just too warm now.
scotty, yea i woke up in canmore and his redness had glued that flag on during the nite.
to tear it off would be ugly, plus im a canuck eh?
brian, what was johns story? you'll be 55 next time its in. ha!
Brian Biega

climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 9, 2011 - 03:35am PT
Hi Stewie-

What was John's story?

Did anything come down while you were climbing?

Cheers, Brian
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Jun 9, 2011 - 04:57am PT
Stewart -- Nice work! Your lake pic especially.

Brian -- On Wednesday-June 8 it was warm up there - the ice was pretty soft (good sticks, but rotting), there was some rockfall (mostly marble-sized or smaller, but some the size of softballs), and the snow slopes above the ice pitch got some pretty intense sun. The mid-day descent had sloppy snow and avi debris here and there from small slides. Summer seems to be making its appearance.
gilly

Mountain climber
Clio, CA
Jun 9, 2011 - 10:53am PT
Nickt-er quite nicely Kieth!
Fine work.......
Trails to you...G
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Jun 9, 2011 - 04:27pm PT
Anyone out there who may be contemplating doing the route any time soon, I think you missed it.


NWS Forecast for: 8 Miles SE Mammoth Lakes CA (including Mt. Morrison)
Issued by: National Weather Service Reno, NV
Last Update: 8:35 am PDT Jun 9, 2011

Flood Watch

This Afternoon: Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Breezy, with a west wind between 10 and 20 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and breezy, with a low around 32.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 54.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 55.

Point Forecast: 8 Miles SE Mammoth Lakes CA
37.56N 118.87W (Elev. 11,172 ft)
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jun 9, 2011 - 06:29pm PT
The north buttress looks so rad.
Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 9, 2011 - 10:49pm PT
hey bmcc, i dont like the name "death couloir" who named it that? its lame.
nice work the day after, i hope you didnt follow my tracks off the top!
cheers stewie
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Jun 9, 2011 - 11:41pm PT
Hi Stewart - fixed it and removed the dc and other references in my earlier post. My apologies for my insensitivity. Personally, I prefer calling the route the Morrison "Northwest Couloir" or the "Y Couloir" over that other label.

Cheers!
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Jun 10, 2011 - 02:22am PT

Stewart - thanks for the kind hope, but we did initially follow your tracks off the top... made the descent a bit more interesting.
Brian Biega

climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 16, 2011 - 11:15am PT
Great work everyone!

Cheers, Brian
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jun 16, 2011 - 11:32am PT
Sweet!
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