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fernandoe@yahoo.comWhitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012


Took a detour off the Whitney Trail
Posted Oct 22, 2015 3:27 pm

BlackmouthOne more to go  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2015


Beautiful fall day in the Eastern Sierra. Solo dayhike up the Mountaineers route to Whitney and then onto Mt. Muir and down the main trail to the portal. 16 hours car to car. Amazing how few people pass up on the opportunity to summit Muir. Middle Pal is my final Ca 14er left.
Posted Sep 25, 2015 1:19 pm

ScottMuir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015


On the descent fro Whitney, Kessler and I took off ahead so that we could climb Mount Muir. Mount Muir was rated class 3 and although I knew that class 3 was generally harder in California than in Colorado, we underestimated Mount Muir. It was harder than I thought it would be. It was quite exposed as well. Since we weren't planning on climbing Muir until we happened to get the overnight permit, I hadn't brought any good climbing shoes and we just had old running shoes. We also didn't have any beta and didn't bring helmets. We probed two different routes before climbing one in the center of the summit block. It wasn't too bad until we had to do a slab traverse to the left with our low-traction shoes (sticky shoes would make this a piece of cake). We got up to the rappel anchor at the overhanging rock, but with our old running shoes we didn't want to stand on the summit. It was fun, but I wish we had brought better shoes (and a helmet).

Still ready for more action, we descended Muir and climbed what our map labeled as Trail Crest Tower. Either the map was wrong or there is a non technical route up the tower, because we didn't do any technical climbing. It was still a great viewpoint.
Posted Jul 21, 2015 4:46 pm

KesslerMuir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015


Posted Jul 20, 2015 6:18 pm

edsaxeSketchy when covered in snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015


Started free climbing up the west face from the whitney trail, but the rocks were covered in ice and snow so we used a rope, nuts, and slings to climb up to the summit, amazing exposure and view on top, definitely wouldnt have felt comfortable climbing without a rope because of the snow. downclimbed to the north around the other pinnacle and back towards the west down a small chimney, was alot easier that way.
Posted Jul 14, 2015 1:11 pm

DukeJH14er Quest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014


Tagged on to an impromptu Whitney day hike.
Posted Jun 25, 2015 2:18 pm

trexkerryWhitney/Muir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013
2nd time up Whitney but first time up Muir - was a bit nervous on the class 3 climb up. Memorable views, great day! TR is HERE.
Posted Jan 11, 2015 3:48 am

asmrzNormal route and E.Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2012


While guiding for Jim Gurnam's Adventure Travel, my wife Penelope hiked up the Whitney Trail with couple of clients and scrambled up the Muir's regular route in 1999.

In summer of 2012, Pen and I climbed the prow of the East Buttress on good and steep rock.

In January of 2013, Pen and I tried to climb the same East Buttress in winter but the snow on the buttress was unconsolidated and deep. We bailed.
Posted Jan 3, 2015 10:09 pm

woodstriderGetting High on Mount Muir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1997


This hike was suggested on the day by my climbing partner, who said basically...hey, we're on the way to Mount Whitney so lets do this peak too. The sharp contrast in experience between these two peaks, to this day, remains in my memory.
While Whitney's summit was rather a large, flat, and open summit crowded with hikers (over 90 had already signed the register when we got there), Muir's summit was a small rock outcrop on which we both could barely get on to- the summit register crammed into a crack. It was very windy and the views were wonderful- I have a summit photo of myself, my hat firmly strapped to my head, with the "100 switchbacks" behind me. I was scared and I look it. This was my third 14K. I hope to return.
Posted Jan 3, 2015 3:10 pm

DalianOn the way to Mount Whitney  Sucess!


I climbed Mount Muir on the way to Mount Whitney. Sometime in 2011, if not 2010.
Posted Oct 11, 2014 7:42 pm

mengboday hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014


solo day hike via mountaineer route, returned from main route. also climbed Young and Hale same day.
Posted Sep 15, 2014 12:31 am

cdogawesome summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014


neat summit and well worth the jaunt from the main Whitney Trail. We left a little too early and had some extra scrambling to reach the summit blocks. There was a register in place in an ammunition box a few feet short of the top, with plenty of recent entries. We found a ridiculous rappel setup someone had rigged with a solid looking webbing and rap ring anchor supporting some small clothesline-type cheap rope. Did someone actually trust their life to this?? Anyhow, there was certainly some exposure, with the easy hands traverse being the key to the climb. Fun!
Posted Aug 31, 2014 1:14 pm

psutheFinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014


I have been trying to reach the summit of this one for 5 years, but have been rejected each year for one reason or another. Summiting from the Whitney trail, I wasn't sure if I needed ropes or not based on other posts. With the posted pics and YouTube videos, it was very straight forward - I was totally fine with no protection.
Posted Aug 20, 2014 10:24 am

DougHemkenLast of the 14ers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2014


Stephen's final 14er, now he's done all of them in the Lower 48. We did this from Upper Boyscout, and descended via Whitney/Mountaineers' route.
Posted Aug 1, 2014 8:28 am

Jill WilsonNeeds a Register  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2014

Jill Wilson

Needs a new register (just the book, not the box)
Posted Jul 24, 2014 8:35 pm

Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014


Hiked the whitney trail to high camp. Summited and hiked out the next day. Nice trip
Posted Jul 19, 2014 10:13 pm

Diesel3rd 14ner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2014


I had to hike two peaks just to find out which was Mt Muir. 3rd class at the top but exposure is limited. Scary suspended rock near the top freaked me out.
Posted Jul 16, 2014 9:51 pm

gordonyeFrom Mt Whitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2013


Climbed with Mike Chen, took 45 minutes round trip from the trail.
Posted Oct 28, 2013 8:11 pm

goehring99Brrr  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2013


Temps near freezing but beautiful skies and a nice little climb after the Whitney summit. Met another couple on the trail looking to climb Muir so we did it together. Fun stuff, the class 3 made it enjoyable- short, but sweet climb. Shout out to Kate and AJ
Posted Oct 8, 2013 1:03 pm

Pastorron3rd 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2013


Great day in the Sierra Nevada. Gusty winds and below freezing temps. My 3rd 14er!
Posted Oct 6, 2013 12:43 am

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