|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Year first climbed:||1903|
|First successful climber(s):||James Hutchinson, Joseph N. Le Conte, James Moffitt, Robert Pike|
|Nearest major airport:||Oakland, California, Reno, Nevada|
|Convenient Center:||Bishop, California|
Mount Sill is the fifth highest mountain in California. It rises on the Palisade Crest, separated from North Palisade by a dip in the ridge. Though it is slightly smaller than its tall neighbor to the west, Mount Sill is the more prominent mountain, its slopes rising with impressive steepness to a relatively isolated summit. If there is one peak in the Sierra's that combines the alpine experience with plain and simple good climbing, this is it. Climbing partner Kim (and a much beloved and missed one at that)lead the climb up steep and perfect granite up the Swiss Arete route to the summit which, incidently is one of the best views in the Sierra. We had a few problems getting down in the heavy snow. Other than that, without a doubt, one of the best climbs in the range of light.