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jdmorehouseSecond of Inyo-Keynot Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

jdmorehouse

These were the last two of four peaks over a three day period. After the rough ridge line to and from Inyo, the route up Keynot looked almost benign... at least until the "obstacles" near the summit. There is an easier way around them, but I just went over the top. They weren't too bad, but just when I thought I was done, I'd look up and find there was still more to climb! I was pretty beat by the time I got back to the car. Also, I don't recommend hiking these two in July. Even at 11,000' the temperatures were in the upper 70s, and warmer below.
Posted Jul 6, 2013 2:53 pm

cabUnion Wash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

cab

8.5 hour dayhike of Inyo and Keynot with Pat. The views to the snow-covered Sierras were incredible and I could have stared at them all day. We found very dry conditions in the Inyos with only a few very small patches of snow. From the crest, we took a use trail around the left (east) side of Keynot. The trail loses a little elevation at first but then ascends very steeply back to the ridge near the summit. The scree ski back down to Union Wash was epic!
Posted Apr 29, 2013 1:16 pm

seanoFrom Inyo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2012

seano

Traversed over from Mount Inyo after ascending Union Wash. Like Inyo, Keynot has an incredible view of the Sierra. Trip report.
Posted Oct 15, 2012 10:08 am

EnFuegoVia Union Wash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

EnFuego

Ascended via Union Wash. Beautiful cool day. Felt strong with plenty of water left at summit, so linked up with Mt Inyo.
Posted Jul 3, 2011 4:45 pm

Daria10,000 ft. gain day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

Daria

Day hike from Saline Valley-awesome experience, remote wilderness, one of my favorite mountain ranges
Posted Aug 16, 2010 3:41 pm

kraymesUnion Wash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2010

kraymes

Started before Steve but he beat me to the summit. I went up the south white limestone slot just before Bedspring Springs. It was hoot. Came down the saddle of UW after giving up on a double.
Posted May 19, 2010 5:06 pm

Steve LarsonUnion Wash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2010

Steve Larson

Sounds like I had exactly the same conditions as Rick Kent did five years ago. Made the same route finding mistakes as well. Found the class 1-2 route on the way down--much faster. Intended to bag Inyo as well, but the quads were complaining on the descent and I had a timetable to keep. Glad I didn't bring the dog.
Posted May 2, 2010 9:09 am

mrchad9Union Wash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

mrchad9

Straight up the ridge from Union Wash trailhead- enjoy these short and steep type routes. Bypassed the class 3 on the ridge just before the summit by traversing the NW slope on a faint use trail. Climbed Inyo next but enjoyed Keynot a little more- maybe I was tired.
Posted Jul 1, 2009 9:12 pm

kevin trieuSaline Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2008

kevin trieu

Did it from Saline Valley on one of the rough ridges. 10k' gain/loss. Truly wild place on the east side in the Valley.
Posted Oct 8, 2008 7:56 pm

Bob BurdTraverse from inyo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008

Bob Burd

Combo with Mt. Inyo, 9hr10m outing. Just enough snow to get water from. Didn't find any sketchy cl 3 as described by Matthew. He may have been hallucinating as it can get hot up there. Trip Report
Posted Jun 21, 2008 12:18 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge from Union Wash Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Some astoundingly rotten, sketchy third class along the ridge--not recommended. The west side of the ridge looked even looser and more tedious. The east side had snow. Much better views from Mt. Inyo.
Posted Nov 10, 2005 12:39 am

tiogapRoute Climbed: 2nd class Date Climbed: April, 1979  Sucess!

tiogap

climbed Inyo also
Posted Sep 8, 2005 10:50 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Union Wash Date Climbed: May 7, 2005  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Did this one solo after doing Inyo the same day with Snow Nymph and others. Encountered some problems on the way. The last bit getting up to Keynot was much more complex that I would have expected. I encountered a steep snow covered slope on the NW side of Keynot that could not be safely negotiated without ice axe and crampons (which I failed to bring). I climbed up over a pinnacle (class 3+) and dropped down to a small saddle just to the NW of the peak. I then dropped down a bit and traversed around the South side of Keynot before heading up to the summit. Lots of loose sand and scree on the south side!
Posted Jun 6, 2005 5:49 pm

ShanoRoute Climbed: via Union Wash Date Climbed: 05May 2003  Sucess!

Shano

Climbed w/ DPS group led by Dennis Richards and Ron Hudson in a 2 day attempt on Inyo and Keynot (successful on both counts!)
Posted Feb 18, 2005 7:28 pm

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