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zplustwoClimbed in June  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007


Fun little peak.
Posted Jul 28, 2009 1:21 pm

fedakTrail from Firehouse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009


Hot hot hot summer day.
Continued on to Needle/Lyons Peaks

Pics are here.
Posted Jul 20, 2009 1:36 pm

emilieFrom Squaw Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009


Beautiful area with amazing views...
Posted Jul 6, 2009 6:43 pm

Dave KFrom Squaw Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Dave K

A three legged dog walking backwards would've climbed it faster than we did. We were pretty lethargic and slowed by the heat. But it was a fine hike and the wildflower displays were among the very best I've seen in the Sierra.
Posted Jul 5, 2009 11:57 am

bizNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009


Great conditions for snowshoeing, not so great for crampons. Beautiful area despite the resort.
Posted Mar 15, 2009 5:44 pm

hgrapidGranite Chief Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008


I took the long Granite Chief Trail from Squaw Valley. It is quite a beautiful and amazing trail. I had tried to do this hike in April of 2007, but lost the trail in the snow. It is much easier in August. I found that August was a perfect time to do this hike.
Posted Jan 4, 2009 1:42 pm

ericnoelGeneric Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008


Nice peak in spite of the ski resort.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 2:56 am

Dangers PopFirehouse TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

Dangers Pop

Warm, smokey hike. Fires burning this Summer in the American River canyon have made the I-80 corridor look like something out of southern Cal. I would imagine on a clear day the views would be awesome. Another COHP completed.
Posted Jul 15, 2008 1:13 am

Katy YGorgeous  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Katy Y

Beautiful wildflowers. Everywhere. Best bit was the beer at high camp at the end...
Posted Jun 29, 2008 9:13 pm

Bob BurdSquaw Valley Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2008

Bob Burd

Looped around the ridgelines surrounding Squaw Valley. Half on snowshoes, half on just crampons. Trip Report
Posted Apr 23, 2008 10:12 am

Brian KaletEast Ridge (ascent); Northeast Face (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2008

Brian Kalet

Skied from the summit!
Posted Mar 25, 2008 2:10 am

BCLNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008


Snowshoe from Olympic Village. Great day, less the buttholes of the squaw valley ski patrol.
Posted Feb 11, 2008 4:41 am

JonodoMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2007


I was glad to get one more hike in this late in the season without breaking out the snowshoes. Temps were in the low 20's at the start and it was really, really windy. We tried to hit Needle Peak but the winds were way to strong. Hiked with Ol'Walsher. Nice day.
Posted Dec 2, 2007 11:00 pm

buzzdainerFirehouse Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007
Relatively straightforward hike. We got slightly turned around after we passed under the ski lift, but soon reoriented ourselves.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 2:57 pm

Desert SolitaireNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2007

Desert Solitaire

A nice, easy two-fer for the day. Tinker Knob and then Granite Chief out of Squaw Valley. The trail to the PCT meanders quite a bit and then disappears, but the XC is easy. Nice hike, but would be much better without the ski lifts. C2C time: 6 hrs 45 mins.
Posted Sep 14, 2007 6:35 pm

gregoryvFun Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007


Enjoyable dayhike
Posted Aug 20, 2007 5:52 pm

AdamusMain Trail from Firehouse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007
Clear to the switchbacks on the north slope. A few snow patches, but nothing that would slow one down much. The summit ridge is completely clear all the way to Lyon.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 5:31 am

sierramtngoatWest Face via Shirley Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2007


Snow started at ~8000. I had to snowshoe from the Tinkerknob/Granite Chief junction and then climbed steep snow up the west face; there is a 40 degree couloir that drops in where the "x" is: http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.19719&lon=-120.28444&size=l&datum=nad27&layer=DRG

The trail is not at all visible right now, so if you have good route finding, go for it.
Posted May 30, 2007 6:00 pm

snowclimber12climbed in July  Sucess!


good hike but we lost the trail at a pretty step part below the lift, but later found the trail again
Posted Apr 22, 2007 10:40 pm

McCannsterFrom Squaw Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2007


"Granite Chief Peak Open" said the sign at the top of Granite Chief Lift, so I headed up the Buttress Ridge with my snowboard. Found a relatively new register (placed on March 7 by the ski patrol). Signed the log, hung out for about 20 minutes, soaking up the sun and taking in the views. It was like 65 degrees up there!
Posted Mar 25, 2007 2:41 am

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