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HarvestMountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2017


The approach is long and the camping pleasant.

FA of this route John Muir in October 1873.

There's many other nearby peaks worth climbing. Some look like fun trad routes.
Posted Aug 15, 2017 3:50 am

Ben FRUp Mountaineers, down Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2017
Climbed the Mountaineers Route in late July 2017 (big snow year). It took 7 hours up, and 4 down. Would have been 1hr faster without snow. Route ended up being fairly straightforward. Water crossings were a non-event. The chute was covered in snow - ended up scrambling up the exposed rocks on the left side until around 13,500' and then hiked up softish snowpatch with crampons and poles to where the rocks reemerged around 13,900'. On the final 400, there was a big patch of snow in the middle, ended up going right to find fun class 3 climbing.
Posted Jul 31, 2017 5:01 pm

wanderweg83Exhilerating!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2016


Made the climb from base camp at Upper Boy Scout Lake. Absolutely phenomenal weather! The class 3 scrambling/climbing from the notch at 14k to the summit was my favorite part.
Posted Sep 20, 2016 12:22 pm

DieselGreat route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2016


I hiked this route three times for various reasons but my latest hike took my all the way to Whitney's summit. Not difficult particularly but 6 hours to the top seems slow.
Posted Jul 22, 2016 12:27 am

Bill562Second time solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2015


From camp at Iceberg, familiar by now and still an excellent training climb
Posted May 5, 2015 4:07 pm

rmick25Wow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2015


2nd time up the route. Shutdown at the notch in March/April 2011. Less snow=less postholing in gully. Conditions were perfect. Summited day before massive windstorm brought 130 mph winds to Sierra crest.
Posted Feb 11, 2015 6:13 pm

badmutha2kWinter Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2015


Went up with a group. Spent 4 nights out on the trail. Lots of cool ice and snow. Liked the climb and the route is beautiful.
Posted Jan 23, 2015 9:40 am

bkcasteelIncredible Journey  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2013


I was one in a group of newbie climbers. We took it nice an slow - enjoying our time on the mountain. Personally, I would recommend taking a couple days to complete the climb and enjoy the scene.
Posted Dec 31, 2014 3:34 pm

GlennDHP #10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2012


Beautiful day on the Mountaineer's Route. 6 hrs from Whitney Portal to summit.
Posted Dec 18, 2014 11:50 pm

Bill562MR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2014


Solo from the Portal. Just a bit of new snow on climber's left, rest of the chute is dry now.
Posted Oct 14, 2014 12:07 pm

caysedaveFirst 14'r  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2009


Two day winter outing.
Posted Nov 4, 2013 3:53 am

ferdinandverboomGreat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011


I did the route with my wife in the spring of 2011. Great route! With a lot of snow. We had the route for ourselves, no other parties. Nice couloir to the summit. We did it in one day, which was quite heavy, but okay.
Posted Oct 26, 2013 2:39 pm

ljwoodwLabor(ious) Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013
Got seriously, perilously off-route before the ledges, then struggled to find a way through the willows above Lower Boy Scout Lake, then went up the wrong chute and had to traverse on an airy ridge over to the notch. Wanted to stop, but knew that downclimbing to iceberg lake would be harder and more dangerous than summitting and taking the trail. One of the hardest things I've done, but dammit I made it! Picked up a JMT through hiker on the way down and drive him to Yosemite. The whole hike took about 9.5 hours.
Posted Sep 5, 2013 4:05 pm

nicozoneExtended Weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2013


I had permits for North Fork of Lone Pine Creek-JM34 for 4 people. We drove from Corvallis, OR and Portland, OR and did it all as a 3-day trip (permits for Monday/Tuesday only). We originally planned on staying at Upper Boy Scout Lake, but decided to shorten our summit day trip by moving up to Iceberg Lake instead. We departed at 5:30am, topped out at 8:30am, and made it back to Whitney Portal at 7pm. Very few people on the whole route and serene views abound. Also saw several people crossing the finish line for the Badwater 100 ultra-marathon at the Portal.
Posted Jul 18, 2013 8:01 pm

bcrowell2next time, find the right gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013
This would have been easier if I hadn't led my partner up the wrong gully -- the one immediately to the right of the correct one. Eventually we realized our mistake and were able to traverse and get back on route.
Posted Jul 10, 2013 8:42 pm

theflyingmountaineerPerfect summer ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013


A beautiful day took us up the main chute (with a diversion at the beginning to avoid an iced-over lower gully) to the 4th- and sometimes 5th-class top-out above the notch. Amazing!!
Posted Jul 9, 2013 6:49 pm

scgrantFun Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2013


Even though it was a relatively dry year for Whitney there was still enough snow in the chute to make for an easy climb. The final 400 was a mix of snow and rock and wasn't all too bad either. Great route.
Posted May 20, 2013 2:13 pm

mrchad9Winter Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2013


Enjoyable winter trip up the Mountaineer's Route and then over to Muir and down from Trail Crest. Getting back to camp between UBSL and Iceberg Lake was not easy!
Posted Mar 4, 2013 5:16 pm

UAmatt89Whitney Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012


Second attempt on Whitney. First occurred ~10 years ago via the Whitney Trail while I was visiting friends on the central coast. Now that I'm living in California, the mountain beckoned me back. Camped at Iceberg then summitted and returned using the Whitney Trail. So glad I chose MR on the way up as the main trail was super crowded on the way down.
Posted Mar 1, 2013 3:34 pm

ZeroFCMountaineer's Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2012
Started from Lower Boy Scout Lake.

From that point, a bit of snow and ice on the route leading up to Iceberg Lake forced a slightly slower pace. Ice was too thin for crampons but covered large enough areas of the path to make it slightly challenging. Took about 3.5 hours to Iceberg Lake.

Taking the chute to the summit was a nightmare with crampons. No existing path meant postholing past the knees through soft fresh powder and hitting the loose scree underneath. I think microspikes would have been much more fitting under the circumstances. I thought that the snow would be firmer towards the top but that was absolutely not the case. Was a long slow climb up in deep snow up to the notch but weather conditions were fine.

Glissading down the entire chute was a lot of fun and saved a ton of time. Met three others who had setup at Iceberg Lake for a October 31st summit attempt.

A lot of fun and would consider coming back in the future.
Posted Nov 1, 2012 6:44 pm

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