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BobD3The hard class 3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2009


downclimb off of the middle peak can be avoided.
From Arc Pass, follow the traditional route up about halfway to the middle summit then traverse horizontally (class 2/easy 3) into the main chute on climber's right, following just beneath a light gray cliff band. Once in the chute, climb up and easily bypass a chockstone on the left(if memory serves me right.) Continue up the chute (class 2) to the notch between the middle and north peaks. From the notch, follow the traditional route to the summit.
McAdie is a beautiful peak indeed. One of the nicest in the Sierra's.

Posted Nov 3, 2014 11:55 pm

soslawArc Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014


From the notch I climbed the south face direct. Quality class 3-4. Recommended. Descended from the notch by traversing onto the standard route from Arc Pass.
Posted Jun 22, 2014 12:02 am

cabArc Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013


Fun climb from Arc Pass. There was a little snow left over, but not enough for crampons. We went over and tagged Mt. Irvine before heading back down the Mt. Whitney Trail.
Posted Jun 3, 2013 11:22 am

mrchad9Arc Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012


Side trip during a day covering Leconte, Corcoran, Mallory, McAdie, and Irvine. Bypassed the lower middle summit by heading directly to the notch... that was enough for one day.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 5:31 pm

seanoFrom below Crabtree Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011


Easy talus and class 3 after a spicy descent off the south side of Marsh. It's a neat route, following the ledge around the peak to the west. Descended to Arc Pass after tagging the middle summit. Trip report
Posted Aug 22, 2011 4:34 pm

tb00957From Arc Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010
Great fun!
Posted Sep 7, 2010 12:50 pm

Steve LarsonFrom Arc Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2010

Steve Larson

This was my fifth (sixth?) attempt on the peak, the prior ones being in winter (except one), where conditions shut us down every time. A very warm early June day made for a pleasant walk, but unstable snow conditions after mid morning. Lots of wet snow avalanches that day, including two that came down my ascent couloir up to the pass. The direct approach to the notch was not an option due to unstable snow. The descent off the middle summit is definitely old school class three. Ran into a guy who skied Whitney starting on the backside at 14,300, all the way down to the main trail to Lone Pine Lake. He had to dodge a lot of rocks, but I was impressed that he had gotten in such a long run.
Posted Jun 5, 2010 9:39 am

Michael Graupe2007 Sierra Challenge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Michael Graupe

Last day of the 2007 Sierra Challenge. The main objective of the day was to climb Mt. Newcomb. Starting at Whitney Portal I decided to climb McAdie on the way from Arc Pass. Then descended the class 2 chute to Crabtree Pass, climbed Mt. Newcomb via the class 3 east face. From there I returned to Crabtree Pass and gained the Sierra Crest climbing Discovery Pinnacle from the south. I intercepted the trail and hiked up Mt. Whitney. On the way back I also climbed Keeler Needle, Crooks Peak, Third Needle, Aguille Extra, Aguille du Paquoir and Mt. Muir. A long day in a very beautiful area. 14.5h car to car.
Posted Nov 2, 2007 1:55 pm

mjrangelExhilarating  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007


Climbed solo from Arc Pass. I bivied at Sky Blue Lake the night before and headed for the pass at 3:30am, allowing me to experience the first rays of light on the Whitney complex. Near the top of the talus slope, I traversed to the right across the chute in order to reach the notch. Then I followed Secors guide and found the ledge leading around the west side where I saw a large cairn. From there, I went strait to the summit. I was shocked to find the summit reg had actually been placed directly on the summit block which is hardly enough room for a few rocks to keep it from falling off. I was abliged to leave a new SPS log book for future visitors.

My climb will be part of a video documentary featuring "Artist's in the Backcountry," produced by the Sequoia Parks Foundation, which has yet to be released.

I could see everything from there!
Posted Aug 26, 2007 11:24 pm

fossanaSC Day 9  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2004


Day 9 of the 2004 Sierra Challenge. Climbed with Bob & Michael.
Posted Apr 9, 2007 12:59 am

Desert SolitaireGreat Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2006

Desert Solitaire

McAdie-Mallory-Irvine loop via Consultation Lake and Arc Pass. A great climb. I'd highly recommend going directly to the notch from arc pass (easy, well-ducked class 3 ledges) and then heading straight up from the notch. If you look, there's a class 3 route, but lots of fun class 4 as well. Nice peak!
Posted Sep 29, 2006 2:34 am

bechttArc Pass Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006


First ascent for McAdie this year with Gordon and John (first timer climber!) Tricky snow ascent up Arc Pass made us avoid the Secor route up the chute. Climbed north side of middle peak (Class 4!) to meet up with the Secor route. Long but very rewarding day. Trip Report and Pictures
Posted Jun 19, 2006 10:01 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: From Arc Pass Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Dayhike out of the Meysan Lakes TH, climbing Irvine first and then this one afterwards via the standard route, which is described well by Secor--it turned out to be surprisingly easy class 3 considering how intimidating the peak looks from Irvine. Didn't find the summit register, but I probably didn't look hard enough under the truly enormous cairn that's been built on top of this peak. Cool views and a nice scramble.
Posted Jul 20, 2005 11:10 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: From Arc Pass Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 9 of the 2004 Sierra Challenge, climbed McAdie with Michael and Michelle, then went on to Irvine with Michael, 8h40m RT from Whitney Portal. Trip Report
Posted Nov 19, 2004 6:15 pm

CompletebumRoute Climbed: E. Chute Date Climbed: September 4, 2004  Sucess!


A very worthwhile climb up a beautiful peak. Got to watch the sunset from the summit before scrambling down the W. Chute to bivy at U. Crabtree lake. Nice way to wrap up a long day- left TH at 9 climbed Leconte, Mallory & McAdie.
Posted Sep 6, 2004 2:50 pm

bigelow21Route Climbed: West Chute from Crabtree Pass Date Climbed: June 30, 2002  Sucess!
The chute from the pass is quite loose. We stayed on the solid rock on the north side as much as possible. From the notch between the North and South summit, it's quite exposed but is probably only hard class 2. This has been disputed by some, so an easy class 3 rating would not be out of line.

The summit is great!
Posted Oct 22, 2003 11:49 pm

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