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breagenMountaineers Route and main trail- 1 day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2007

breagen

Summited via Mountaineers Route and descended the main trail, almost no one on the mountian that day! twisted an ankle on the way back which made for a longer time out than expected but incredible experience!
Posted Dec 2, 2007 9:17 pm

whaynalNovember Day Hike (Main Trail)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

whaynal

On 1.5 hours of sleep, we left the trailhead at 4:30am, summit by 1:15pm. Crampons were required on the switchbacks after the cables and we took them off after reaching Trail Crest. It was nice having the top to ourselves for about 15 minutes, when a pair of marines joined us.

We were back at the car by 6:40pm. Coldest temperature was about 20 degrees around 9am--almost no sun except when above Trail Crest.
Posted Nov 15, 2007 2:02 am

OhNoIDidntMuir had the life  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2007

OhNoIDidnt

Great climb, great view! My best friend and I camped at Iceburg lake and awoke to find beautiful weather with no clouds in the sky. We went up the mountaineer's route with some snow (crampons were helpful, not required) and more wind in the couloir than we imagined. The view was worth the trip!
Posted Nov 5, 2007 8:51 pm

CookieMonsterMT Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2007

CookieMonster

A nice day with nobody on the summit! There's some snow above Trail Camp, especially on the north facing slopes starting near the cables. The snow was still soft, but you will need crampons when it ices up. It's wise to carry poles, or better yet, an ice axe.
Posted Nov 4, 2007 5:27 pm

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 1:57 pm

Zac FinleyWhitney Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2007

Zac Finley

Did the main trail in a day. Hard icy snow made the trekking slow up to trail crest. Crampons would have been nice, but it was very doable without. Had the summit to myself on a perfect blue sky day.
Posted Nov 2, 2007 10:30 am

Vinnyeast butt in a day  Sucess!

Vinny

Marty and I were too late for passes so that left us no option but to cheat. we got caught and had to go with the next option. Run up in a day. great climb but getting there was a bugger. We took turns leading and being exhausted by the altitude and the quick pace.
Posted Oct 30, 2007 11:45 pm

mountainjunkieWhitney Main Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

mountainjunkie

Summitted via the main trail. Started from the trailhead and did the climb as an all day hike. Crampons were a must.
Posted Oct 30, 2007 9:59 am

ZzyzxNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007
Climbed solo after descending South Face of Mt. Russell. Fun class 3 scramble. Got barely missed by a rockfall, most likely triggered by hikers above traversing the N. Face to the notch on Mountaineer's Route.
Posted Oct 26, 2007 1:27 am

panweilinWhitney via main trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

panweilin

Backpacked to Trail Camp, still too early, so decided to went up to the summit on the same day via main trail.
Posted Oct 25, 2007 6:06 pm

eric.hannanDay Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

eric.hannan

I went up with my brother. There was quite a bit of snow on the switchbacks but about a quarter of the way up the altitude sickness got the better of him and he had to turn back. We hooked up with 2 guys from Jersey, one went back with my brother and Rob went to the top with me. Coming from Orange County the altitude for the dayhike hit me hard. I did get sick a few times but made it and it was well worth it! Crampons were needed just pass the cables and that scared alot of people away which made it more enjoyable for us!

Eric
Posted Oct 22, 2007 9:15 pm

gomez131st 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2002

gomez13

My first climb/hike in Ca. Been hooked ever since Main Whitney trail is a real grind. Next time is the mountaineers route
Posted Oct 20, 2007 10:54 am

flahautnight climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007

flahaut

Climbed up from the back side on the way out. Hiked all night to avoid the crowds. Worked like a charm and the moon led the way.
Posted Oct 18, 2007 2:01 am

tombcroninFrom Guitar Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2003

tombcronin

Nice coming from the back side.
Posted Oct 17, 2007 7:11 pm

pjgordonMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2003

pjgordon

Crowded. Winter was arriving. Walked JMT, nice way to end trip.
Posted Oct 17, 2007 5:49 pm

peacheyCulmination of 75-miler along John Muir Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1989

peachey

I summitted Mount Whitney when I was 14 years old with a Boy Scout group. Climbing the mountain culminated our week-long 75-miler along the John Muir Trail. Great memories!
Posted Oct 17, 2007 1:35 pm

hikerbryanMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2004

hikerbryan

Used main trail and completed in one day. Great trail (lots of people, though) nice views from the summit, and perfect weather. Wish I would have scrambled up Muir on the way. I guess I'll just have to go back someday.
Posted Oct 2, 2007 8:17 pm

QuensellMain trail - one day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2007
This was supposed to be the second to last mountain on our holiday, and was, although it was harder than I thought and took longer than I thought (14 hrs up and down) but the view from the top on a cloudless still day made the effort seem insignificant.

I would recommend that anyone who has not done this before, and is not sure of their fitness to take a two day option and camp at either the portal or one of the camp grounds at altitude - and make a 3am or earlier start.
Posted Sep 28, 2007 8:44 am

MtnLdrMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2007

MtnLdr

Took two days to hike up. Lots of people at Trail Camp, and the summit was pretty crowded. High winds and cold temp's kept quite a few from getting past Trail Crest, so I guess it could've been worse. All in all, not a bad trip!
Posted Sep 21, 2007 9:49 pm

hundyVia CottonwoodPass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007

hundy

We hiked up Cottonwood pass, Stayed at Rock Creek, and Crabtree Meadow. We camped out just below Trail Crest on the Hitchcock lake side of the switch backs. We camped out on two nice clearings about 200ft below Trail Crest. We summited at 5:30am, It was windy and cold. We took pictures of the sunrise, and took the Portal Route out. I hope to do the Mountaineers Route in 2008.
Posted Sep 20, 2007 7:30 pm

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