Mt. Conness/Conness Glacier conditions? | High Sierra Topix  

Mt. Conness/Conness Glacier conditions?

Topics related to peak bagging, rock climbing and bouldering in the foothills and high country of the Sierra Nevada. Be sure to also check out the Information Booth forum category to learn from / see if you can contribute to a profile for High Sierra 13'ers, 14'ers and cross country passes.

Mt. Conness/Conness Glacier conditions?

Postby rwadsworth » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:31 pm

Reposting this in the correct forum:

Hello and thanks to all for a very informative and inspiring forum! I am heading to climb Conness/North Peak this weekend and wondered if anyone had any beta on the glacier conditions? Many thanks!

User avatar
Topix Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:19 am
Experience: N/A

Re: Mt. Conness/Conness Glacier conditions?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:33 am

I haven't passed by that area yet this year but it's best to assume the glacier is a mess of solid ice with very little soft snow layer on top. Most snow left out here right now is like this.
User avatar
Topix Fanatic
Posts: 1685
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:52 am
Location: Bakersfield CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Mt. Conness/Conness Glacier conditions?

Postby KathyW » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:28 pm

I'm probably too late, but I did the scramble up to North Peak last weekend and took some pictures of that area. Here they are: ... &k=wV8mV5n
User avatar
Founding Member
Posts: 351
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:19 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: Mt. Conness/Conness Glacier conditions?

Postby ree » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:52 pm

Hi RoguePhotonic,
We were up at Conness after we met up with you at Mono Pass/Little Lakes Valley.

We came up Conness' south eastern ridge. No snow to speak of, except a token patch near the summit block. On the north slope, there is hard ice coming up from Conness Lakes... where my topo map indicates a glacier. I wouldn't want to touch that. Towards the summit, we ran into a couple coming up from the Saddlebag Lake area, but they didn't use the northern approach.

I hope that helps. :)
User avatar
Topix Novice
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:56 am
Experience: N/A

Return to Peak Bagging / Rock Climbing / Bouldering

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests