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bscottvia east lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2014

bscott

found some fun class 3 action, made the actual summit as well.
Posted Aug 24, 2014 11:39 pm

nikhilmPart of a loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014
Did this as a 3 day trip. Camped at Sphinx Lakes on Day 1, summited via NW slopes on Day 2. Took a class 3 route to the left of the snow covered center of the slope (scary with a backpack). Descended the South slope and went over Longley Pass.

My first Cl 3 peak!
Posted Jul 9, 2014 5:54 pm

LisaRNorthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

LisaR

Climbed the Northwest Slope with Jessica and Tammy, staying left of the snow, from our camp at the third Sphinx Lake on day three of a four day backpack trip. Loose rock was a little unnerving. Spectacular views from the summit!
Posted Jul 8, 2014 11:30 pm

wmollandFrom North Guard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

wmolland

An east cruise up the north slopes from North Guard. Nothing too tricky about the route and amazing views from the top!
Posted Jul 7, 2014 1:53 pm

bechttEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2014

bechtt

First of three this day including South Guard and Thunder from base camp at East Lake. The East Ridge is the way to climb this peak. Summited the center pinnacle (easy cl.3) because it's the "coolest". With Tommey Jo and Wes Tanner. Pictures and story
Posted Jun 30, 2014 12:40 pm

mrchad92x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

mrchad9

Quick side trip on the way back to camp below the southwest ridge by the lakes after North Guard. Then off to South Guard and a long weekend on the Great Western Divide.

First climbed in August 2008... up from camp at Sphinx Lakes on Labor Day weekend. Summit block easier than anticipated, I think not really class 4.
Posted Jul 9, 2013 6:52 pm

seanoFrom South Guard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

seano

Easy boulder hop after getting back to the saddle. Trip report.
Posted Sep 16, 2012 12:10 pm

ephratDayhike from Onion Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

ephrat

Absolutely grueling day! Left Onion Valley at midnight, returned 23.5 hours later. The return hike back over Kearsarge Pass was brutal. It was an absolutely gorgeous hike, though. Took a much better route back to East Lake (instead of going between the two creeks, we stayed to the North. Terrain was super mellow and less brushy.
Posted Jul 3, 2012 2:00 pm

GrennSphinx Lakes
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011
Up to North Guard Ridge, then realized I should have decended moderately from Sphinx Pass to circumvent ridge. Will summit next time!
Posted Sep 27, 2011 8:06 pm

DariaDayhike of North Guard, Brewer, South Guard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010

Daria

Dayhike of North Guard, Brewer, South Guard. Very impressive view of the peak on the approach-
Posted Sep 6, 2010 2:06 pm

Princess ButtercupFrom East Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Princess Buttercup

East ridge on the slabs which connect all the way from East Lake. Gorgeous climb.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:49 pm

haishanfun summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 1999

haishan

Nice exposure, climb past the metal box.
Posted Sep 28, 2009 2:35 am

kevin trieupretty  Sucess!

kevin trieu

learned how to make fire with cottonball and vaseline
Posted Aug 26, 2008 5:17 pm

Michael GraupeBrewer - North Guard Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Michael Graupe

Started at 2:30am from Roads End and made it to the summit of Brewer via Sphinx Col in a little more than 8 hours. I could not find the register and spent some time searching and also climbed the pinnacle which I believe is the true highpoint. Then climbed North Guard and returned to Roads End at 7:30pm making for a long 17 hour day.
Posted Jul 27, 2008 11:53 pm

HyadventureEast Ridge/Sphinx Lakes loop, day hike, July 2004  Sucess!

Hyadventure

Always meant to write a TR for this hike but never got around to it; here's the summary version;
Left roads end at 4
East Lake by 8 - broke/dislocated a finger while getting water
Summit around 2 – kinda slow because of pain, surprised to meet a nice couple on summit, blew off plans to do North Guard and headed out via Sphinx Lakes
Picked up the Sphinx Creek Trail around 9, just after dark. Back to trailhead after midnight, but my ride (wife) had left two hours earlier. Hiked six more miles down the road back to camp at Cedar Grove. Ended up being a 32+ mile day hike

Posted Aug 17, 2007 7:42 pm

kaos14Route Climbed: South Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2007

kaos14

Not that I think it too likely, but if you are approaching Brewer from the Roaring River area don't try to take the Brewer Creek drainage up from where it meets RR. It was a big pain due to steep loose dirt and rocks.
The summit on the other hand was fantastic. The climbing was okay but the view was great.
Posted Jul 14, 2007 5:06 pm

LeucidFrom Roaring River
Brewer Creek Drainage is a nice approach from the Roaring River area if you hike up to Moraine Ridge on the trail first, instead of trying to scramble up from the bottom of Cloud Canyon.
Posted Jul 21, 2012 10:52 am

RomainEast ridge (solo)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007

Romain

Great route, enjoyable terrain, straightforward routefinding. 3.5 hours from East Lake. Photos here.
Posted Jun 23, 2007 12:01 pm

KerstinFailed attempt

Kerstin

It was July of 1995. We hiked in over Kearsarge Pass to Vidette Meadows. The mosquitos were far worse than anything I later experienced in the Alaskan interior during my honeymoon. It was a struggle to breathe! The next day we hiked to East Lake. The crossing of Bubbs Creek was quite dangerous--water to crotch level. I set out the following day by myself up the East Ridge. I took Secor's description a bit too literally and followed Ouzel Creek for way too long. The route I took was class three in many places, which was fine but it slowed me down. After the heavy winter, there was still too much snow to follow the correct route. I made it up to the last steep section before the summit ridge and had to turn around. If I hadn't turned around my partner would have started trying to find me in the dark. It was so frustrating! A bear tried to break into our tent at Kearsarge Lakes on the way out.

It was a very stressful trip which my partner didn't really want to be on.

I really want to go back to this area though!
Posted Sep 23, 2006 4:15 am

SamanthaNW slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2006

Samantha

great view
Posted Sep 8, 2006 4:11 pm

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