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Fredd C DobbsFrom PCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

Fredd C Dobbs

Great day hike, a little windy.
Posted Jun 20, 2007 11:58 am

BCLRoute Climbed: SE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006


Easy tag from the PCT.
Posted Aug 28, 2006 2:31 pm

ndriley97Y couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006
Climbed Y couloir with friend Andrew. There was A LOT of snow up there. Well worth it, though, with views south to Mt. Lyell from the top.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 9:57 pm

sierramtngoat"Y" Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006


Climbed the Y Couloir with my Buddy Dave. Man eating suncups and runnels slowed us down but we were successful (snow convered 95% of the route). The upper Y was nicely steep, probably 55 degrees or more.
Posted Jun 19, 2006 10:16 am

SawtoothSeanRest Stop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1999


On our way to visit sister-inlaw. We stopped and I pleaded for a quick run to the summit. I had serious time limits from the wife, so I ran as hard as I could. Next time I'll be able to llok around more.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 6:46 am

mtldrinstrRoute Climbed: via Leavitt Lake Date Climbed: Nov 2002  Sucess!


Very windy day.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 10:22 pm

hockeymanRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: September 10, 2005  Sucess!


Great day but very windy! My son's first summit and overnight trip. Blue Canyon is a great way to the peak and nice lakes along the way.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 10:07 am

JonodoRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!


Holy Postholing!!! Still a fair amount of snow. On the larger fields sun cups were up to 3 feet deep. On average 1-2 feet. Later in the afternoon the postholing was terrible. I sunk to my groin several times, but mostly knee and thigh depth. For a short 9 mile hike, it took me over 8 hours to complete. It was all well worth it. I think Sonora Pass are is one of my favorite places in CA. Although I'm a little tired of making it a day trip from Sacramento. 7 hours of driving in a day gets to be a bit much. Anyway, Leavitt is a fun and relatively easy peak if you leave enough time to acclimate.
Posted Jul 2, 2005 11:29 pm

Eric LRoute Climbed: " Y " couloir Date Climbed: 11 June 2005  Sucess!

Eric L

Climbed the Y couloir and the north face with mrolph. It was a great day.
Posted Jun 20, 2005 1:03 am

mrolphRoute Climbed: Y Couloir Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed the Y Couloir on the north face with Eric L.
Posted Jun 12, 2005 3:45 pm

SgtSargeRoute Climbed: via Leavitt Lake Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!


Nice hike from Leavitt Lake. The route follows a nice ridge with plenty of lakes in view. There are also several other peaks to bag in this area.
Posted Jan 18, 2005 9:15 pm

Scott PierceRoute Climbed: Via Leavitt Lake Date Climbed: September, 2003  Sucess!

Scott Pierce

This would make a great training run--going from Leavitt Lake to the summit--about 2000 feet of gain, with some nice sections of rolling ridgeline to stretch it out.
Posted Nov 3, 2003 3:24 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: SE Ridge; Leavitt Lake Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2003; Oct 8, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Not much to say about this one, except that I was pretty tired after Rodgers Peak the day before. Cold and windy on the summit...

Came back almost a year later as a warm-up (paired with nearby Stanislaus) for some higher peaks down by Whitney. Pleasant hike.
Posted Oct 26, 2003 11:24 pm

AlpinistRoute Climbed: Ascent from Kennedy Lake Date Climbed: May 25, 2003  Sucess!


Bruce and I climbed the south face reaching the western saddle, then walked up to the summit. The ascent took 6 hours rom nearby Kennedy Lake due to heavy snow on the upper half of the ridge. I was climbing knee deep in many places as the snow was soft. My friend who is heavier than me was sinking even deeper, slowing our progress. We descended via the eastern ridge, step-sliding most of the way the down. Yahoooo!

The weather was perfect at Kenndy Lake, at 70 degrees with partly cloudy skies. However, it was blowing like hell on the summit and we only stayed a few minutes.

We meet a group of skiers near the summit who came up from Blue Canyon and were skiing the bowl on the north side of the ridge.

Leavitt Peak is the highest point in the Emigrant Wilderness and offers great veiws!
Posted Aug 23, 2003 1:49 pm

dharmadogRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!


This is a great walk from Sonora Pass. Many lakes are visable on this trip. This mountain has a flat summit.
Posted Apr 18, 2003 8:41 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge via Blue Canyon Date Climbed: 8/29/02  Sucess!


Beautiful late season climb on a clear day. The hike is pretty exposed, but it was a cool day, so there was no problems with heat. Started from the bottom of Blue Canyon, hiked up past Blue Lake and Deadman Lake. Then to the slippier ascent of the Northwest ridge. This route is much more scenic and enjoyable than the Southeast ridge via the PCT. I've added this route to the page.
Posted Apr 4, 2003 12:07 am

Brett ARoute Climbed: South East Ridge Date Climbed: July 29, 2000  Sucess!
On the last morning of a 50 miler, we ascended from our camp at Latopie Lake and went up the scree slopes. We found a use trail half way up and followed it. Not too much exposure and scrammbled a little. The view from the top wasn't great because of a fire in Kennedy Meadows (Not the one right below us, the southern one). Was fun anyway. We then hiked out to Sonora Pass.
Posted Nov 15, 2002 11:15 pm

mpyleRoute Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: July 1994  Sucess!


Nice walk up. Remember some cool, colorful lichen on route. I thought view was decent...Kennedy Lake is a LONG way down.
Posted Aug 10, 2002 2:47 pm

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 27 '02  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

An easy class 1 route. Not too many mountains around this area, so the views were mediocre.

Made some snowboard descents in this area in Spring '01, but thunderstorms prevented a summit attempt.
Posted Jul 29, 2002 6:47 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: May 20, 1995  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Hiked into Blue Canyon and set up camp below Blue Canyon Lake. With lots of snow and plenty of daylight, I hiked up to Leavitt while the others hung around camp (there's just a bunch of snow there, so I didn't see the fun in just hanging out). I returned via the NW ridge of the Pacific Crest, descending a steep snow chute directly down to Blue Canyon Lake. That was fun! Trip Report
Posted Aug 26, 2001 5:44 pm

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