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jdmorehouseTrifecta  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013

jdmorehouse

The last of a four peak weekend, this one came after Bald and Wheeler. The mountain is a pile of talus ranging in size from toaster to microwave sized, and much of it is loose and/or unstable. Upon reaching the summit, a thunderstorm that we had seen forming over the valley to the west of Wheeler came our way and we had to return into it as it passed over head, pummeling us with pea sized hail while we re-ascended Wheeler. Fortunately, there was no lightning, although two guys we met descending Wheeler towards us on the Jeff Davis saddle claimed their cameras were making weird noises on the summit of Wheeler!
Posted Jul 29, 2013 5:25 pm

vanman798Along with Wheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

vanman798

Wandered over from Wheeler. What a pretty cirque the west face of Wheeler and the north face of Jeff Davis peaks make!
Posted Jul 1, 2013 11:22 am

scgrantJeff Davis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2013

scgrant

Traversed over to Jeff Davis after climbing Wheeler Peak. Descended down to the bristlecone forest at the base of the peak and on back to the trailhead. Made for a great loop.
Posted May 20, 2013 1:45 pm

mfox79Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

mfox79

Climbed after Wheeler and climbed back to wheeler after. fun solid talus walk reminded me of the Uintas in Utah
Posted Aug 19, 2012 3:23 am

mtybumpoSweet View!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

mtybumpo

Traversed over from Wheeler. The view of Wheelers face is incredible. Afterward we reclimbed Wheeler and headed for Baldy.
Posted Aug 19, 2012 12:38 am

Alex WoodGreat Views of Wheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2012

Alex Wood

Did the Traverse. Started on the Wheeler Peak trail at 8 and summitted Wheeler around 10ish. We went for the traverse, did the Needle and then did Jeff Davis. Weather started rolling in on us on Jeff Davis so we booked it down. Awesome view of Wheeler's incredible NE face!
Posted Aug 6, 2012 11:26 am

PrinceOfNorwayThree-fer!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012

PrinceOfNorway

Hit Wheeler, Jeff Davis, and Bald Mountain in the same day. It was spectacular! Great snow conditions, and great audiobook!
Posted Apr 29, 2012 12:29 am

Bob BurdFrom Wheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

Bob Burd

Along with Bald, Baker, and Wheeler. Trip Report
Posted Sep 29, 2011 2:10 pm

jimeganJeff Davis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

jimegan

Climbed from Wheeler Peak and descended the nasty north bowl back to the Wheeler Peak campground
Posted Aug 17, 2010 12:22 am

Pharmacisttriple peak day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

Pharmacist

climbed wheeler up the main trail, then down and over to jeff davis, then around the south side of wheeler and up to baker, then back up wheeler a 2nd time and down the trail, with the last couple miles in the dark. started at 11:15am, back to the truck about 9:30pm.
Posted Jun 26, 2010 7:32 pm

KadeeNorth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Kadee

Drove from SLC for the weekend. Did Jeff Davis, then Bald and Buck the following day.

Went and saw the Lehman Caves - very cool.
Posted Nov 14, 2008 4:09 pm

paisajeroamericanoWheeler + Jeff Davis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

paisajeroamericano

the traverse from wheeler peak was good fun - the descent through the ancient bristlecone pine forest was sublime
Posted Oct 21, 2008 1:17 am

peakrat76Traverse from Wheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

peakrat76

A fun scramble over from Wheeler. Topped out at 11 AM and was chased down the north ridge/slope route in a driving rain and hail storm. The storm seemed to come from nowhere and parked on the summit of the two big peaks and did not move.(An added bonus was intense lightning.) The North Ridge might be okay as an ascent route, but I would not recommend it as a descent route unless an emergency. (loose blocks, no clear identifiable trail from foot of ridge to main park trails.)
Posted Apr 23, 2008 4:07 pm

MoapaPkRe: This is a separate Mtn?

MoapaPk

Funny, I've thought the same thing about Bald Mountain.

Jeff Davis has over 400' prominence relative to col with Wheeler, which is considerably more than several official CA 14ers. JD is quite a challenge from the NE side.
Posted Apr 8, 2008 5:57 am

phydeuxThis is a separate Mtn?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

phydeux

Scrambled over from Wheeler Pk. To me this doesn't really seem like a separate peak from Wheeler. But it WAS fun watching hikers on top of Wheeler freak out when I told them I'd travered from JD!
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:13 am

MoapaPkPart of 3-pk hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

MoapaPk

wheeler-baker-wheeler-JD then down to Glacier trail. If you can, do this trip the other way (up JD 1st), to avoid descending over the nasty loose rock on N JD; that route would also put you in a good position to do Bald at the end of the day. If you must descend over the NE side, aim for ridges and big rocks -- the chutes are nasty.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 1:08 am

redsplashman23Great scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

redsplashman23

Scrambled over to Jeff Davis Peak after bagging Wheeler Peak. It was well worth it.
Posted Jun 2, 2007 10:30 pm

jasonkskied N Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006
hiked/skinned up to n face of Jeff Davis and skied it. Great turns and great ski run, ended up in bristlecones for finale with some great corn skiing. Started and finished at upper lehman campground
Posted May 7, 2006 4:23 am

SusanMDate Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

SusanM

A nice climb and a better views. No route to speak of, just aim for the ridge and climb. Look for the summit log in an easily missed glass jar under a pile of rocks.
Posted Aug 14, 2005 12:49 am

cp0915Route Climbed: up - north slope / down - via wheeler peak traverse Date Climbed: Sept 2003  Sucess!

cp0915

I'm proud to say that I was a member of the team that did a survey of Lehman Caves for the Park Service at Great Basin NP. Lehman Caves is located at approx. 7000 ft, below the east slopes of Jeff Davis Peak.



After doing my work with the survey team on a Saturday eve, I got up early Sunday morning and decided to climb the mountain.



A nice exploratory outing. I had the summit, predictably, to myself.
Posted Sep 10, 2004 4:09 pm

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