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mtnfotoRoute Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: May 1979  Sucess!
Brian West and I climbed this fine alpine route in spring of a heavy snow year. We found good firm rock (5.7) and short sections of steep ice. The previous day I had stashed a pair of skis at Trail Crest and had a great run on perfect corn down the gully west of the switchbacks after our climb.
Posted Jan 22, 2004 5:40 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail (aka. Switchback hell) Date Climbed: October 11, 2003  Sucess!

PellucidWombat

Took a little detour on my descent from climbing Mt Whitney's mountaineers route. It certainly had the same feel as the East Ridge of Mt Russell!

The route descriptions for the type of scrambling to expect were accurate. I was suprised at how short the scramble was from the trail. Also, finding where to go up was a little challenging, but by comparing landmarks and phtos courtesy of summitpost we were able to find the route.
Posted Oct 13, 2003 1:03 am

dvsanbtDate Climbed: august 23, 2003  Sucess!

dvsanbt

nice and airy summit.
Posted Oct 12, 2003 6:08 pm

GuiltyRoute Climbed: From Whitney trail after climbing E. Face of Whitney. Date Climbed: 09/21/02 and 09/09/95  Sucess!

Guilty

After me and Ian climbed the East Face of Whitney, I hiked over to Mt. Muir from the trail. I descend the mountaineer's route of Whitney to the car. Making for a full day.

In 1995, I did from Whitney trail only.
Posted Oct 7, 2003 11:36 pm

tbnelsonRoute Climbed: West Face from Whiitney Trail Date Climbed: October 2, 2003  Sucess!

tbnelson

Summited via class 3 scramble from the Whitney Trail. Great summit with incredible views.
Posted Oct 3, 2003 6:21 pm

ScottySRoute Climbed: South skyline from Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Sept 19, 2003  Sucess!

ScottyS

Took a quick detour from the Tourist Trail to sign in during a casual day guiding my 14yo sister to Whitney. I wore my Nike sandals the entire time, including up a variation to the Muir summit.
Posted Sep 20, 2003 8:19 pm

sierragatorRoute Climbed: west face from whitney trail Date Climbed: september 12, 2003  Sucess!

sierragator

ascended whitney via the mountaineer's route, hiked over to Muir to bag it. Tiny summit, no crowds. 14'er number 10. Got some puzzled looks as I went back up Whitney, took a left to descend via the MR.....
Posted Sep 12, 2003 9:41 pm

HammerRoute Climbed: Via the Whitney Trail Date Climbed: September 6, 2003  Sucess!

Hammer

After using our rest day to ascend Whitney via the Mountaineer's route, I talked my partner in to taking the 2 mile round trip journey to do Mt. Muir. Quite a contrast to the hoards of people sitting on Whitney's top. Interesting conversations from people encouraging us on as we traversed back over to Whitney to descend the Mountaineer's route.
Posted Sep 12, 2003 4:23 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: From Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2003; Aug 28, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Day 9 of the Sierra Challenge. This was supposed to be a climb of McAdie, but the guys I was with weren't too enthusiastic about that and wanted to head up here instead. This was my first visit to this area, so I just went along with the majority...



This is a short scramble, but it's a quality one--it was some of the most enjoyable climbing I did all week. Great rock, good holds, some enjoyable exposure, and fantastic views at the top too.



Came back in Aug 2004 as part of a five SPS peak dayhike loop out of Whitney Portal: Carillon-Tunnabora-Russell-Whitney-Muir. Mt. Muir seemed much easier than I remembered. Maybe my scrambling skills actually have improved...
Posted Aug 19, 2003 6:32 pm

Rick KentRoute Climbed: Via the Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2003  Sucess!

Rick Kent

Solo'd up the class 3 part with the help of a marked up photo. Although I was a bit apprehensive at first, this short climb was a lot of fun. A few patches of snow left over from the thunderstorm the day before had me concerned but turned out not to be a problem. After getting back down to the trail I met a fellow named Basil who wanted to do it so I went up again with him. Even more fun the second time!
Posted Aug 18, 2003 1:30 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: Via Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August 12, 2003  Sucess!

thebeave7

An awesome little climb that helped to break the monotony of the endless Whitney Trail. Didn't see a single person even attempt Muir that day, though there had to be 150 people on the trail. A must do for anyone who's going up Whitney, just because you are right there.
Posted Aug 15, 2003 10:50 am

ZzyzxRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August 10, 2003  Sucess!
Summited at around 1 pm, after summiting Russell and Whitney earlier that day. In this way I accomplished my goal of climbing three 14ers on my 33rd birthday. Got back to the trailhead at around 4:30 pm. Total time ca. 16 hrs.
Posted Aug 12, 2003 12:13 am

Rinat ShagisultanovRoute Climbed: Via the Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2002  Sucess!

Rinat Shagisultanov

Had a real winter conditions and being prepared for the fresh snow, we were lucky to get to the Trail Crest by the broad coulour (crampons and ice axes). Then proceeded along the trail and at the duck headed up to the base of the summit pinnacle. Brought the rope, but never used as it was class 3+ scrambling. Saw some weired hikers doing Whitney that looked like gosts. The fresh snow prevented many groups from climbing the peaks in this area, but for us the snowshoes helped to get back to the TH w/o problems.
Posted Aug 8, 2003 4:06 am

big_gRoute Climbed: Mt Whitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2003

big_g

Slept on Whitney's summit and tagged this in the morn. Great little scramble. I thought there were a couple class 4 moves but maybe class 3+ is accurate.
Posted Jun 30, 2003 11:20 pm

cartaleRoute Climbed: Via the Whitney Trail Date Climbed: 6/22/03  Sucess!

cartale

Great day climb of the class 3+ summit block. Did the round trip of 11 hours of hike time. I replaced the summit cylinder with an ammo box and a new register book.



Great views from the summit! All in all, a great day!
Posted Jun 30, 2003 4:07 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Whitney trail Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

Dave K

Fun scramble!
Posted Jan 22, 2003 5:45 pm

forjanRoute Climbed: Via the Whitney Trail Date Climbed: November 3, 2002  Sucess!

forjan

Did this as a day hike. Went up via the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek (Mt Whitney's Mountaineers Route). Summited Whitney at 10:39am; stayed there for 25 minutes and then descended via the regular Whitney Trail to bag Mount Muir. I found the start of the west face route of Muir from the Whitney Trail by observing due west the three small lakes (I'm looking at these 3 lakes straight on in front of me) just to the right of the western-most Hitchcock Lake (elev: 3540 m). From the base of the actual climb (class 3) to the summit is ~ 80 feet. I signed the purple summit log notepad at 11:55am. Made it back to my truck at 3:50pm.
Posted Nov 4, 2002 1:02 pm

RomainRoute Climbed: Via Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Oct. 27, 2002  Sucess!

Romain

Soloed Mount Muir from the trail. Quick but pretty interesting class 3 climbing, especially with fresh snow on the ledges. There is a new register (little yellow booklet). The last entry was Oct 20, a week earlier. It's a worthwhile jolt from the trail if you're going to be there anyway. Not a very worthy goal in itself, since the climbing is so short (20 -30 minutes max if you don't know the way). Great views of Whitney, Hitchcock, etc...

You can find a full TR with photos on my webpage.
Posted Nov 2, 2002 9:45 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: July 5 2001  Sucess!

rmjwinters

This was a fun diversion from the monotony of the Whitney trail. This was my first time on Muir. Heading to Whitney for my wife's first attempt at Whitney.
Posted Oct 6, 2002 2:03 pm

bearbnzRoute Climbed: West Chute from the Whitney Trail Date Climbed: July 4, 2002

bearbnz

My second time to the top of Mt. Muir, this time ScottyS and I were dayhiking/climbing Muir, Whitney, Russell, and Carillon in a day (see our trip report). Our round trip from Portal to Portal was just shy of 12 hours. We descended the climber's trail in the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek drainage. Our time from the Portal to the summit of Muir was 3:15.

7/2/08 - Stopped by Mt. Muir on my way up Whitney with my 3 boys. My 10-year-old had done Whitney last year, but we skipped Muir, so this year we brought the 8-year-old twins and took the time for the detour, which is well worth it.
Posted Sep 27, 2002 5:58 pm

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