"Northwest Pole"  
Condition Updates  
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2022-06-23, By: supranihilest
Info: Summer conditions. Took "Northwest Pole"'s south ridge to the east side of the mountain, then under the east facing cliffs below the summit. Took the east ridge slightly northeast of the summit, then the obvious summit scramble. The scrambling isn't hard but the rock is kinda meh and the exposure to the west is extreme and unrelenting. Easier going up than down, but we down climbed facing out which to us means Class 3. There's a few ups and downs along the summit ridge and they involved butt scooting on the downs. Small summit big enough for two but that's about it. 
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Route: Via Cataract Gulch
Posted On: 2022-06-16, By: zootloopz
Info: Big day. Fun summit block. Took a 4th class variation directly from the ridge. Pretty sure we saw a bald eagle fly away that chills on the summit. Lots of feathers and bird poo. Original register from 1992 is super cool. Summer conditions. W/ vertical_volume 
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Route: Cataract Gulch TH
Posted On: 2022-06-04, By: TheHikingTexan
Info: Dirt road from the 149 turnoff to the TH is in great shape right now. No traction needed the entire way as snow is minimal. Trail was very muddy in sections, especially before I made it to the CDT junction above the Cataract Lake. Nice traverse on grass and rock over to the airy summit block! Summit register is there from 1992, first to sign in '22. 
Route: From Carson Pass
Posted On: 2020-06-21, By: WildWanderer
Info: The basin before the ridge has melted out but is very marshy, so expect to sink your steps unless you get there while it's still frozen in the morning. The ridge/summit is all dry. No traction needed. 
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