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Mount Warlow
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Mount Warlow

 
Mount Warlow

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.12770°N / 118.6754°W

Object Title: Mount Warlow

Elevation: 13206 ft / 4025 m

 

Page By: thebeave7

Created/Edited: Oct 22, 2004 / Jul 10, 2007

Object ID: 153244

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Overview

Mount Warlow is another relatively seldom visited backcountry peak. Standing at 13,206ft just off Muir Pass, it is neither the highest nor the most spectacular along the Goddard Divide. These two factors contribute to its summit only seeing a handful of visitors yearly. The most common route is an easy class 2 scramble from Muir Pass, though this route requires either a long approach or a class 3/snow climb over Echo Col. Class 3 and 4 routes are also avliable as traverses from Mt Huxley and Fiske respectively. From the summit of Mt Warlow the entire Evolution Divide is visible, as well as beautiful Wanda and Helen Lakes.
NOTE: This peak needs a new register, I replaced the film canister and left several pages from my journal for the time being, if anyone is heading up there, a real register is needed. As of July 6th, 2004.

Getting There

The climbs for this peak either start at Muir Pass, or one of the two North ridges. The shortest route to the beginnings of these scrambles is from the Lake Sabrina Trailhead. Take highway 395 into Bishop and turn onto highway 168 heading west. Follow this road for approx 12 miles to Forks. Continue toward the Lake Sabrina TH. From the TH follow the trail to Hungry Packer Lake. To climb Huxley or Fiske first head SW over Haeckel Col, to head directly for Muir Pass head S over Eco Col.(All routes described in RJ Secor's "Peaks, Passes, and Trails" book). The traverse between Huxley-Fiske-Warlow is reported to have very nice scrambling ranging from class 3-4. See trip report by Bob Burd linked at the bottom of the page for this route.

Red Tape

All overnight stays in the area require a wilderness permit that can be obtained from the White Mountain Ranger Station in Bishop. Otherwise camping is open and there are no hiking restrictions in the area. A dayhike would not require a permit.
For permits and conditions contact the USFS Ranger Station in Bishop at 760-873-2500.
Inyo National Forest

When To Climb

The mountain is usually climbed between June and September. Spring and Fall conditions can see snow around Muir Pass, which is infamous for holding snow well into July. The SW face would make for an easy snow ascent in winter conditions. Winter approaches to this peak would be long, due to road closures down in Aspendel.

Camping

There are many campsites along highway 168 that provide well shaded camping. They average approximately $16 a night and can fill up fast during the peak of the summer.

Mountain Conditions

Inyo National Forest Road Conditions
Trip Report by Bob Burd(dayhike)

Images

Mt Warlow\'s South ridge; a...Standing atop Mt Warlow with...Lake Helen with Mt Warlow...Standing atop Muir Pass, in...Upper ford of Evolution Creek...Flat Wall beyond Saphire...Wanda Lake Evolution Region...
Taken in July 1974,...Looking up Evolution Creek to...Mt Warlow