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DebViews!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2013

Deb

Outstanding rock! Skipped the ramp and climbed a crack system. Incredible view of Great Western Divide! Perfect weather with fun partner. Camped at Milestone Creek night before; packed up and camped at Shepherd Pass right after climbing Midway = LOTSA miles!.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 6:34 pm

mrchad9East Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

mrchad9

Up the gully on the east side before wrapping around to the summit. Enjoyed the small bit of routefinding at the top of the gully, as I didn't really have any specific info on the route. Not too difficult though. I nice end to a long day covering Table and Midway as well.
Posted Jul 9, 2013 7:15 pm

seanoFrom Shepherd Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011

seano

First stop on a Milestone-Midway-Table-Thunder traverse. Trip report
Posted Feb 4, 2012 1:28 pm

bc44caesarWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2010

bc44caesar

Climbed from camp at the intersection of the Kern River Trail and the trail to Lake South America, up Milestone Creek. 2.5hrs on the ascent. Went on to climb Midway, Table, and Thunder for a near 13hr day.
Posted Sep 17, 2010 12:21 am

wmollandNW Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

wmolland

Super fun climb from the lake at the base of the route. Very enjoyable class 3 to the ridge and a fun summit block. I wish every Sierra climb was like this one. Traversed to Midway before returning to camp.
Posted Sep 3, 2010 3:39 pm

bechttNorthwest Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2010

bechtt

From Colby Lake. Sustained Class 3 for 1500' -- lots of fun! Descended NE gully and traversed to Midway's East Ridge (north side).
Posted Aug 1, 2010 1:54 am

Bob BurdNE Chute/NW Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

Bob Burd

A Milestone/Midway combo dayhike out of Shepherd Pass TH, four years after Matthew had done the same hike. Trip Report
Posted Oct 12, 2009 2:31 pm

boyblueFrom Milestone Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 1984

boyblue

A fun and interesting solo climb- except for a very unexpected encounter with some black-ice coating some of the shaded rock northwest of the summit. Luckily, my hands were well placed. A bit of adrenalin and a reminder to stay ever alert!
Posted Aug 23, 2009 4:10 pm

Sierra Ledge Rat1993: West Ridge  Sucess!

Sierra Ledge Rat

During a 14-day trip around the upper Kern Basin via Shepherd's Pass
Posted Jul 18, 2008 12:42 am

TwillsSkied over it...

Twills

... while skiing the Sierra High Route, Milestone Col, that is.
Posted Sep 24, 2007 3:43 pm

KerstinWest Ridge from the East  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

Kerstin

We hiked in from Shepherd's Pass and camped in Milestone Basin for three nights. The lower part of the peak is not as tedious as it looks--there was much less talus and more sandy benches dotted with boulders than it appeared. To get to the top of the notch I scrambled up a ramp on the right, then up a fairly steep face just above that. I was nervous, not only because of the exposure on this part, but because of the expected stormy weather--it had rained very hard the past two afternoons--I did not want to be stuck up there in the rain or attempt to down climb on wet rock! The summit views were amazing and we met two guys who had just placed the new summit register. It only sprinkled rain later that day!
Posted Aug 1, 2007 8:35 pm

tb00957milestone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2006
great class 3 peak
Posted Jan 11, 2007 11:29 pm

tpdwrRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 23, 1989  Sucess!

tpdwr

From Milestone Creek.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 6:17 pm

RSN473Route Climbed: NE Slope Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2005  Sucess!

RSN473

traversed from Midway and found Milestone to be a much more enjoyable climb.
Posted Sep 7, 2005 7:04 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: West Face from the East Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

The first stop during a Milestone-Midway dayhike out of the Shepherd Pass trailhead. I'd neglected to look carefully at the map beforehand, but I determined after the fact that the stats for this little outing turned out to be about 46mi and 13,500' gain roundtrip. (This might explain why my legs feel so stiff today). It took ten hours just to reach Milestone Mtn--and I only stopped for a drink of water at Anvil Camp, and to put on my jacket and gloves at Shepherd Pass! That place is damned cold at 3.45am. I was out 21.5 hours in all, most of them enjoyable--except for maybe those last boring fifty-plus switchbacks down to Symmes Creek, which just never seemed to end.



Milestone Basin is a gorgeous area, well worth the effort to make it up there. Ran into Patty Rambert and a CMC group along Milestone Creek, on their way to the same peaks.



Milestone and Midway now occupy spots 1 and 1A on my list of peaks that are a bitch to dayhike. (Goddard's been bumped to a distant third).
Posted Aug 22, 2005 8:24 pm

mtldrinstrRoute Climbed: EAST RIDGE Date Climbed: APRIL 2004  Sucess!

mtldrinstr

Half way to Sequoia on the Sierra High Route.
Posted Jul 10, 2005 7:52 pm

mrolphRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 9, 2004  Sucess!

mrolph

This is an impossible looking peak when viewed from the east side. The East ridge route was fun, a very nice hike through Milestone Basin frm the Kern River followed by about 500 feet of talus (only the last 100 or so is loose). After crossing through the notch, the last 10 minutes of class 3 up the west side was very fun.
Posted Aug 17, 2004 12:26 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Northwest Face Date Climbed: August 31, 2002  Sucess!

Dave K

I climbed the class 3, Northwest Face with my friend, Mike. We had a wonderful view from the summit. The smoke from the McNally fire to the south had largely dissipated. We downclimbed the East Side route and traversed across upper Milestone Creek Basin to Midway Mountain. We were worried about building rain clouds, but fortunately nothing hit us and we summitted Midway that day before returning to our camp at Colby Lake.
Posted Oct 16, 2002 10:14 pm

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