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colinrWow!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2016


An invigorating day among the winds, clouds, and rocks! Class 3 NE ridge up and class 2 NE slope down. Conditions made for a wild time!
Posted Oct 17, 2016 3:16 am

BobD3South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2015


Accessed the south ridge from Upper Bullfrog Lake and followed it to the summit area. Traversed to the west ridge near the top and then up to the summit. (Class 3)
Posted Oct 5, 2015 9:15 pm

SkyPilot84From Franklin Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014


A suprisingly fun, short class 2 scramble up from the pass.
Posted Aug 25, 2014 1:26 am

theflyingmountaineerFrom Franklin Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013


Slogged through quite a bit of (deep) snow to get to the top, but we did it! Beautiful day... oddly it was considerably windier at Franklin Pass than it was at the summit. Yet another excellent experience in the Great Western Divide.
Posted Jun 26, 2013 1:32 am

bechttNE Ridge (ascent) / SW slopes (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013


Nice day to do the Florence / Vandever combo.
Posted Jun 24, 2013 3:46 pm

krrt2000West Side/Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2011


With Duane day tripped 1000-2100 from Mineral King, contoured from Farewell Gap, followed ridge over sub Peak 12,146, down to Bullfrog Lakes and out. Great hike and view!
Posted Feb 27, 2012 12:36 am

seanoFrom Vandever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011


Part of a counter-clockwise tour of most of the Mineral King area peaks. Hideous talus pile. Also summited the peak in between, whose name I forget. Trip report
Posted Feb 4, 2012 1:36 pm

GlennDQuick Day Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2011


Crushed Florence on a quick solo day trip to Mineral King. The deer up there are just about domestic, absolutely no fear of people.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 3:30 am

cabFrom Bullfrog Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010


Part of a dayhike starting from Mineral King that included Vandever Mountain. The climb up from Bullfrog Lakes is really sandy in between the large boulders. Descended down to Franklin Pass and back to MK.
Posted Sep 7, 2010 3:27 pm

bc44caesarFranklin Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2010


Climbed from camp at 9450' in Farewell Valley. Intermittent snow led to Franklin Lakes, then almost solid snow to the summit. Skied from a little below the summit. Beautiful views to the Whitney group and Kaweahs.
Posted Jun 21, 2010 11:18 am

mrchad9Northeast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2006


Nice scramble from Franklin Pass, then to Big Five Lakes and out via Timber Gap during a three day loop from Mineral King.
Posted May 9, 2010 5:38 am

murraymcleod1974 Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1974


Climbed with Susan Stubblefield (wife #1) while on a backpack loop through Mineral King area (back when Walt Disney was still trying to turn MK into a ski resort!). Also climbed Mt. Florence in Yosemite in July, 1971 while working at Merced Lake HSC...(that peak appears to have no section on this site!)
Posted Jan 8, 2010 1:11 am

rhyangSW slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008


Came up from camp at upper Bullfrog Lake. Lots of sand to slog up, but just enough scrambling to make it worthwhile. Great views in the morning.
Posted Jul 28, 2008 12:27 am

hikineddFrom Franklin Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2000


My first Sierra Peak.
Posted Jul 1, 2008 6:48 pm

Bob BurdRainbow/Florence/Tulare  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

Bob Burd

An enjoyable outing with beautiful weather in the Mineral King area all day. Trip Report
Posted Oct 31, 2007 11:30 am

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: Franklin Pass Date Climbed: 6/27/05  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Easy 2nd class from the pass.
Posted Sep 2, 2005 8:33 pm

RSN473Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: August 22, 2002  Sucess!


Found a 3rd class route on SE Ridge
Posted Mar 1, 2005 5:05 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: NE Ridge (ascent) / SW Slopes (descent) Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

The final stop on a Sawtooth-Needham-Rainbow-Florence dayhike out of Mineral King. (Traversed from Needham to Rainbow via Needham's SW Slope, Lakes 10,479 and 10,569, and up Rainbow's SE Slopes--a nice hike with easy solid granite ledges/boulders on the way up to Rainbow). Hazy views due to the ever present cloud cover that day.

The SW Slopes had some nice scrambling, with a bit of third class in places.
Posted Nov 21, 2004 8:44 pm

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