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kaylam87Bear Poop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2016


Little sleep the night before made me drag ass on this hike. The landscape here is very cool. Saw lots of bear poop.
Posted Jul 4, 2017 11:29 am

FairweatherNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2015


With meetup group.
Tom, Andy, Carmen, Mike and about 18 others.
This was Mikes 63rd and last OGUL peak.
Nice hike. Checked out some mines on the return.
Posted Oct 25, 2015 11:15 am

mikepodshadleyFrom Phoenix Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2005
I've climbed Old Man Mountain a couple times from Pheonix lake with my father who loves the area. Every summer he took me and many of my friends in Boy Scouts on 50 mile backpacking trips beginning at Donner summit and finishing in the eagle lakes area. Pheonix lake was always a stopping point and Old man mountain made for a great afternoon side hike. Many great mines on the way up, especially from the Fordyce creek side above Carlisle Mine, although I've never summited from that SE side. Great hike, can't wait to get back up there.
Posted Dec 13, 2014 4:09 am

trexkerryNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2014
Hiked with Jerry Kohn up from Meadow Lake - only about 8.5 miles and a bit under 2,000 feet of gain for the round trip. Much easier route than the creek crossing and SE slope. Did Old Man in the AM then went over and did Lola/Lola North in the PM. Trip report is HERE
Posted Jul 27, 2014 2:10 pm

WayneFrySE Slope from Fordyce Lk Rd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2013


Team of seven. Climbed the southeast slope from the gap on Fordyce lake road. The river crossing was just a boulder hop and the ascent to the summit was fun class 3 scrambling. While on top we walked over to the north side to get a look at the north face. Impressive. Would like to come back and do a winter ascent someday.
Posted Oct 30, 2013 11:20 pm

ycbozobirthday climb
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2004
Went up to the summit of Old Man Mtn with my two sons for my 53rd Bday. First time climbed mtn was in 1964. Started both times at Fordyce Dam. Had total hip replacement in 1985 so took my time this trip. I just love this mtn.
Posted Aug 29, 2013 7:59 pm

BCLFrom Fordyce Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2012


From Fordyce Summit with my Dad.
Posted Sep 22, 2012 1:05 pm

bigsuitFordyce Summit  Sucess!


Super fun scrambly hike. I'm from NH and we have "The Old Man in the Mountain" as our state symbol so this was a fitting hike for me. Awesome views and fun climbing, also the mines are pretty cool, you can find huge chunks of pyrite "fools gold" in the tailings. P.S. there is a great swimming hole on fordyce creek about 1/4 mile downstream from where you end up at the bottom of the canyon. you can see it on your descent.
Posted Jul 27, 2012 2:28 pm

scoobSE slope scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2011


loving it. early morning solo. had to wade through fordyce creek, lots of water. air a little smokey in canyons. nice hike...
Posted Aug 28, 2011 7:24 pm

ckerthSouth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2011


Started from Eagle Lakes Road, shortly after exiting Highway 80. All of the road was still deep under snow. Ran into a large black bear while dropping into Fordyce Creek. Managed to stumble across Carlisle Mine while climbing the south slope. There was enough snow to cross directly over the ~20ft mine cut into the earth. Fun climbing on the way to the summit.
Posted Apr 14, 2011 8:09 am

Darren9Good stuff  Sucess!


Great peak with no official trails to the top. Lots of different and fun ways to climb it.
Posted Nov 3, 2009 2:59 pm

derbillySoutheast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008


Climbed Signal Pk and Old Man Mnt.
Posted Jun 9, 2008 3:31 pm

SpiceManRocky Rock Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007


Went with David. It was a good hike and took longer than expected because of the rocks. It was fun crossing Fordyce Creak (which should be a river) on a fallen over log. We made a really good cairn on top.
Posted Aug 23, 2007 8:47 pm

Matthew HollimanFun day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2007

Matthew Holliman

Excellent outing out of I-80 with Bob, climbing Black Buttes first, then heading over here. Very scenic area, especially for this part of the Sierra. Highly recommended winter outing.
Posted Aug 21, 2007 2:15 am

Bob BurdWinter climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2007

Bob Burd

Climbed with Matthew as a winter outing on snowshoes. Long Day. Trip Report
Posted Aug 20, 2007 11:49 pm

McCannsterSoutheast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2007


Did the southeast slope of Old Man. Parked on Fordyce Lake Rd at the gap, descended into the valley, then ascended the class 3 all the way to the summit. Four miles and four hours. Fun hike.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 11:04 pm

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