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steve_hiebertEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006


My partner and I climbed up from Meysan Lake in good crampon conditions. Later on (after deciding to skip the traverse to Irvine), the snow softened up enough for some good glissading back down toward the lake.
Posted Jun 5, 2008 1:53 pm

bighornmonkeyWinter ascent from Tuttle Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008


Ascended from Tuttle creek in winter conditions. Lots of snow. Camped at around 9,500ft. made the summit at 12:00pm (in 6 hours from camp). Back at the car by 8:00pm that same day.
Posted Feb 11, 2008 12:45 pm

RyanMountainFirst Date  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006


I had just met this girl and we decided we liked each other pretty well so we went backpacking together in the John Muir Wilderness. She didn't know what she was getting herself into! We hiked in to Meysan Lake and the weather went south immediately. For the next two days we were trapped in the tent while it rained and hailed continuously. Needless to say, we got to know each other very well in that time.

Anyway, finally on the third day the weather cleared and we climbed the treacherous snow and scree and summitted to wonderful views of Sequioa/Kings Canyon NP, Mt. Whitney, and the Owens Valley. Unfortunately, the skies began thundering and hailing again while we were still at 13k feet. After a harrowing descent through the storm we again holed up at Meysan lake for a couple more days.

Guys, this is the best way to test a potential mate. If she can handle a trip like this and you can spend a lot of time couped up in a tent with her, keep her. And yes, we're still together!
Posted Dec 3, 2007 4:09 pm

leftyEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007


I was one Hikenedd's trip.
Posted Sep 18, 2007 12:27 am

Climber DaveUp the East Slope....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Climber Dave

Went with a group including Edd below, up the east slope, l o t s of loose scree and talus, most of the way. We intended to bag Irvine as well but had problems finding the chute down to the bowl and the clouds and thunder started coming in. Will be back for Irvine, probably from the other side to avoid having to go back up that loose crap again.
Posted Sep 12, 2007 1:25 pm

Dave STraverse from Irvine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

Dave S

Solo dayhike linkup of Irvine, Mallory, and LeConte. Great day!
I stayed on the ridge from Irvine around to Mallory, staying mostly on the ridge crest, sometimes dropping to the left to speed up the traverse. Fun climbing!
Posted Sep 8, 2007 8:04 pm

tb00957traverse from irvine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007
fun summit block.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 1:44 pm

hikineddEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007


Led a Sierra Club group up the gully to the left of the snow-filled one. Weather, the large group, and the inability to quickly locate the exact spot to cross over the ridge precluded a climb of Irvine. Traversed back to our ascent chute and back to camp just as the thunder and rain started.

And I agree with Matthew. This was the second time I've been up that slope (the first for LeConte last year) and I think that's enough for a lifetime.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 12:29 am

kovarpatraverse from Irvine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007


with Vendulka. A nice 3rd class traverse, second peak of the day. Clouds building up...
Posted Sep 5, 2007 12:13 am

MoabPeakBaggereasy traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006


climbed along with LeConte. Beautiful snow climb up an incredible chute from Meysan Lake.
Posted Jun 9, 2007 8:36 pm

Desert SolitaireFrom all around!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2006

Desert Solitaire

McAdie-Mallory-Irvine loop via Consultation Lake. Apparently I got a taste for just about every route on this peak. From the saddle near Arc Pass, I tried first to make a direct ridgeline traverse to Mallory from the North(failed - got cliffed out after some tough 4th/5th moves), so descended 1000 ft on the West side and ascended again from the South. Descended the East ridge and traversed to Irvine. Needless to say, I didn't like this peak very much - but thats very much my own fault!
Posted Sep 29, 2006 2:39 am

jonhershEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2003


Enjoyable snow climb from Meysan Lake. Thought about going for Irvine, but the weather looked sketchy.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 5:12 am

Steve LarsonSki descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2006

Steve Larson

I humped my skis all the way to the Mallory-LeConte plateau. By then I was way behind schedule due to sleeping in and finding much less snow down low than I expected. I was going to climb LeConte, but decided not to mess with it. The weather was coming in from the west, though it didn't look too bad. The summit ridge was kind of fun. It started snowing by the time I got my skis on. The ski descent from the plateau to Meysan Lake was superb despite the bad weather. Below that the skiing was all about survival to about 10,000 feet, where I picked up the trail and walked out.
Posted May 20, 2006 4:14 pm

bechttRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: 1 Oct 05  Sucess!


Class 3 traverse variation from Mt Irvine. To avoid snow in the Irvine basin, descended part way down to Arc Pass and counted buttresses over. Miscounted by 1 and climbed Class 4/5 peaklet to the west of Mallory. After attempting incorrect sporty descent (5.10+), found easier way to the start of Class 3 climb up Mallory. Descent via Mallory plateau to Meysan Lake.
Posted Oct 2, 2005 8:27 pm

AlRoute Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: Jul 2, 05  Sucess!


Good day. Irvine & Mallory from Meysan Lake.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 11:58 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: September 10, 2005  Sucess!


First peak of the day on my solo link-up of Mallory/LeConte/Lone Pine Peak. Left the Meysan trailhead at 5:00am. Summited Mallory at 10:01am, summited LeConte at 11:12am and finally Lone Pine Peak at 2:00pm.
Posted Sep 11, 2005 2:06 pm

tiogapRoute Climbed: 2nd class Date Climbed: August, 1980  Sucess!


climbed along with Irvine
Posted Sep 8, 2005 10:54 pm

physicsRoute Climbed: Northwest ridge Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed after Irvine; did not do the complete traverse because we got off route; ended up dropping ~1000 feet and going up the SW gully which reachs the notch between the Mallory's true summit and the lesser summit to the north. One of us climbed the chimney while another by-passed it for something a little faster. Rested for about 20 mins at the top. good day...
Posted Jul 4, 2005 1:06 am

granite4brainsRoute Climbed: From Meysan Lake Date Climbed: 08/27/04  Sucess!


Dayhiked from the portal. Took the class 3 route up ... the class 3 was nice ... but, the rest of the climb up that slope was f'ing heinous. was surprised by more fun class 3 near the summit.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:34 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Not one of my better outings this summer. At one time, I'd entertained the notion of trying to knock off Corcoran, LeConte, Mallory, McAdie, and Irvine all in a day. Realism subsequently set in, and I scaled back objectives to LeConte, Corcoran, and Mallory.

But even with this modest plan, I failed miserably: A rather pathetic effort saw me climb only Mallory, as route-finding difficulties thwarted me on LeConte/Corcoran. At least Mallory was better than I expected, with some mildly airy scrambling around the summit.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention--I'm never, ever again hiking up to the LeConte-Mallory plateau from Meysan Lake. What a slog! Ugh!
Posted Nov 22, 2004 12:44 am

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