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seanoFrom the west  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2014


Definitely the lamest of the northern SPS peaks. Bushwhacked from a 4WD road up to the quad-bike road along the ridge, then followed the standard route to the bush-whack to the summit. Found an abandoned logging road on the descent. Trip report.
Posted May 29, 2014 2:58 pm

BobD3From Frenchman Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2013
Nice hike on with fall colors at their prime. Windy on top. Minor bushwack near summit but nothing serious.
Posted May 6, 2014 8:53 am

BCLFrom the East  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2014


Was able to drive to 7000'. Not enough snow to ski. Brush wasn't bad, some easy bushwhacking just below the summit. Tagged both summits, but did not find a register.
Posted Mar 8, 2014 8:17 pm

DaveWillmottFrenchman's Lake route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012


It is good to go via Little Last Chance Canyon up 284 with nice rock formations. Cross the dam, go to the end and turn right. The sign says Adams Peak. The trailhead that we chose is obscure with parking for 3 cars or so at 4.9 miles. Go east until you find an old road and follow it to the summit. While you are there be sure to hike Crystal Peak which is in the same area. It is a white quartz mountain.
Posted Aug 21, 2012 1:57 pm

LincolnBEast side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012


Don't know why this is an SPS peak -- it's just the top of a pine ridge rising from the scrubland north of Reno. There are a few piles of sierra granite near the top.
Drove on 24N22X from Constantia road -- ruts were particularly bad for a mile or so after the turn at 1.4 miles. After 45 minutes, parked my freshly-scratched car at 8.5 miles, and was on the summit an hour later. Saw bear tracks but no human footprints.
Posted Jul 6, 2012 5:20 pm

mengboFrom Frenchman Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012


Parked the car somewhere along the dirt road. Lots of bushes to deal with.
Posted Jul 2, 2012 8:22 am

cdogDiamond Mountains high point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012


drove NFS Road 24N44 to the saddle at 7000 feet, where I began my cross-country summit trip. I found some cairns along the ridge from where I parked, but the route was pretty obvious. I bushwhacked up and over the false summit, then on to the true summit. From the top the SE summit looks very similar in elevation, so I ran over to check it out. Found a solar yard light on top, kinda weird. I noticed some controversy in the summit register as to which peak was higher, but it seems the newer topo maps helped decide it was indeed the NW summit. Great view, pretty gusty winds on this 2nd day of summer. I was the 3rd to summit this year and the 2nd this week. High point of the Diamond Mountains!
Posted Jun 24, 2012 8:46 pm

soslawWest Side Schwack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011


Bushwack from 7200 to the 7800 saddle south of the false summit. Underbrush thinned out from the saddle over false summit and to the summit.
Posted Jul 18, 2011 11:25 am

ckerthWest Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2011


Bushwhack on the approach up the west face. A better approach would have been up the north ridge, which I took on the way back. The ridge was still partially covered in snow and has a Jeep trail that runs up near the crest. There is a nice network of Jeep trails in the area that is also worth checking out.
Posted Jun 18, 2011 10:04 pm

sierramtngoatNorth Western Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2010


This was the 5th peak that my wife and I climbed during our vacation in northern Tahoe. We drove on OHV roads to the NW side of Adams' NW summit; there is an abandoned road that begins there at ~7120' that goes up the drainage on the NW side; this road will eventually link up with another road that will go up the northern drainage and basically bisect the main summit and the NW summit; the road becomes more crappy the higher you get and will eventually try to take you to the NW summit so don't get suckered into that as the view is better from the summit; stay in the drainage until the saddle and approach the summit from its SE ridge; we found a route that didn't involve any major bleeding in the bush by traversing up the south face to the SE ridge. Only ~2 people climb this peak per year, so the log goes back to 1972.
Posted Aug 21, 2010 4:03 pm

fedakEast Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009


Meh, not sure why this is on the OGUL.
Did both summits.

Pics are here.
Posted Aug 3, 2009 10:06 am

mrchad9West side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2009


With 4x4 made it to 6800 ft just before the road tops out, then snowdrifts stopped us. Wife and I hiked up mostly snow-free to 7600 ft, then a horrid bushwack and a much easier way down (wrap way around to the south near the summit!) Dixie Mtn the next day was a much more enjoyable snowshoe trip.
Posted Jul 7, 2009 12:58 pm

AdamusWest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2007
The brush was pretty nasty from the saddle, but the view was worth it.
Posted Oct 29, 2007 2:42 am

derbillyWest side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007


A short thrash through forest and brush. Good views of an out-of-the-way part of the Sierra.
Posted Aug 21, 2007 9:27 pm

WallylongridgeFrom the west  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2005


Not to much snow.so the going was pretty easy.
Posted Feb 17, 2007 1:28 am

Matthew HollimanWest Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2004

Matthew Holliman

One of the more enjoyable Tahoe area peaks in winter, in part because the route we took ascended through pines and sagebrush that was vaguely reminiscent (perhaps with some imagination) of the eastern Sierra.
Posted Dec 1, 2006 2:06 am

Bob BurdWest side route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2004

Bob Burd

Climbed Elwell and Adams with Matthew on a slushy spring day. Adams was a good deal harder than we expected. Trip Report
Posted Oct 2, 2006 12:19 am

Dennis PoulinEast side route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006

Dennis Poulin

A nice easy climb to break up your drive along Hwy 395
Posted Sep 28, 2006 3:39 am

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