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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!


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!


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!


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


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

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: Standard-Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August 26 '02  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

This was the easiest and quickest transition from trail to class 3 to summit, it takes about 15 minutes. The two books in the register were completely full, so I left my small notebook journal after tearing out the pages I had written notes on.

2002 Sierra Mountaineers Challenge
Posted Aug 28, 2002 6:38 pm

scottybRoute Climbed: Whitney trail Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!


Great one man summit!
Posted Aug 26, 2002 10:51 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: VIa the Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 8 of the 2002 Mountaineers Challenge.

5:15hr to the summit of Russell from the Portal, via the Rockwell variation, Mt. Carillon, and the East Ridge. Descended the South Face, ascended Whitney's North Face, summitting 2:15h later. Summited Muir 1h later, returned to the Portal in another 2:15h. Total time, 10:45h. Trip Report.
Posted Aug 24, 2002 7:15 pm

ScottySRoute Climbed: West chute from the Tourist Trail Date Climbed: July 4, 2002  Sucess!


Dayhiked Muir, Whitney, Russell, and Carillon with bearbnz on a great day. The final section of Muir was actually pretty cool. I still think it should be called Subpeak Muir, Barry! ;-)

Round trip time: 12hrs

More pics, etc are available on my homepage here.
Posted Aug 13, 2002 8:55 pm

ocelotRoute Climbed: Whitney Spine Traverse Date Climbed: September 14, 2001  Sucess!


Did this hike a few days after a nice family hike above Lake Sabrina was cut short by the attack. Glad I got an early start on this one so I met the masses going up Whitney when I was on the way down.
Posted Jul 9, 2002 11:31 pm

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: From the trail Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!


A fun little side trip, great views of the trail and surrounding environs. Plus, we were alone, while the summit of this big flat topped mountain REALLY close to us was covered with ants.
Posted Apr 1, 2002 11:30 am

ElwoodRoute Climbed: From Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Sept. 97  Sucess!


Well worth the short effort. It was incredible to look down on all those nasty switchbacks. No wonder you feel them?
Posted Nov 6, 2001 7:15 pm

GuiltyRoute Climbed: Traverse from Mt. Whitney Date Climbed: 08/18/01  Sucess!


I did a traverse from Mt. Russell to Mt. Whtiney to Mt. Muir and back to Lower Boy Scout Lake in 9 hours.
Posted Aug 22, 2001 5:19 pm

JoshDate Climbed: July 2001 and August 4, 2001 Route Climbed: Via the Whitney Trail (both times)  Sucess!


Fun little scramble. When I was there on August 4, 2001, the register was beyond full and desperately needed to be replaced.
Posted Aug 20, 2001 10:04 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Via the Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Aug. 12, 2001  Sucess!

Bob Burd

This was a freebie on Day 9 of the Sierra Emblem Challenge 2001. After 9 days of climbing I was feeling highly acclimatized and stopped to climb this peak on my way to Mt. Whitney. Well worth it just for the fun class 3 scramble on the summit blocks.
Posted Aug 19, 2001 8:45 pm

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