North Peak – Mount Conness Traverse
A classic linkup on the Yosemite frontier. If you like big alpine days, then this one is yours.
We offer this trip on a custom private basis only in one big day. Please click HERE to request a reservation and more information.
North Peak to Mount Conness
We offer this alpine enchainment in two ways, by custom private arrangement depending on your preference and ability, and the conditions at the time:
1) Start with one of the North Couloirs on North Peak. This option is best when there is firm neve (ne-vay) snow in the couloir. We can use one axe, crampons, and rock protection which means there is minimal extra weight but it feels like a full value alpine day. Once the snow disappears and it becomes an ice climb later in the summer, it generally requires two technical ice tools and other heavy ice climbing gear. This makes the rest of the climb on Conness more strenuous and less enjoyable for most.
2) Later in the season, it is nice to go ultralight and, with only approach shoes and a light rock climbing kit, climb the North Ridge of North Peak, with some fun climbing, then traverse over Conness for a grand skyline tour.
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