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DebMother's Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2008

Deb

Beats me what route we took! It was a trail MOST of the way but somehow we ended up doing the scree-scree dance on the southeastern side of the peak. Nice view of the valley and I enjoyed the wind up top emmensely! Thanks for the work-out Tina - I had no idea I was THAT out of shape! XXOO
Posted May 15, 2008 12:36 am

forjanIWV Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2008

forjan

My 4Runner got stuck in the snow but I managed to get us out. A late start from near the trailhead (started hiking at ~ 12:45pm with Tina). This time I found the nice, sandy trail down. Back at the car just after 5:30pm. A fun day out.

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Date Climbed: January 13, 2007
Route Climbed: IWV Trail

Hiked with awagher. We snow camped (about 1" of snow) outside at the trailhead (5,400') Friday night. Temperatures Saturday morning @ 7:30am were 8 degrees F. Started hiking at 8:10am. Got a bit off route 2/3 of the way up...eventually found the snow-covered trail to the summit. Reached the summit at 10:50am. Waited for Andrew. Had a steady 20mph cold wind up there. We avoided the snowy slabs on the way down but ended up descending a tedious talus with fresh snow (slippery). Back to the car at ~ 1:10pm (a leisurely 5 hrs car-to-car). Drove to Indian Wells Brewery afterwards to fill up with Lobotomy Bock.
Posted Feb 18, 2008 6:44 pm

derbillySW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2006

derbilly

Nice hike in the southern Sierra
Posted Apr 29, 2007 11:57 pm

Michael GraupeSW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007

Michael Graupe

Climbed Morris, Jenkins and Owens from Walker Pass. Started in whiteout conditions after a spring storm had passed through the night before. It cleared up quickly to become a beautiful day.
Posted Apr 23, 2007 3:47 pm

awagherNice and Cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2007

awagher

First peak of the year. Climbed with Miguel Forjan. Fun short hike.
Posted Jan 16, 2007 4:32 pm

bechttIWV Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2007

bechtt

Great hike and nice intro to the southern Sierra. Cold and windy on top. Slightly behind Ryan (crescentstrife) on the hike up -- he took a different route down.
Posted Jan 8, 2007 9:08 pm

mlarkin2002SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2006
Climbed from Walker Pass. Jenkins was also planned, but lack of daylight thwarted that effort.
Posted Nov 28, 2006 2:56 am

RSN473Climbed several times  Sucess!

RSN473

I've climbed this peak several times. Most recently with our 13 year old son and dog.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 8:00 pm

cartaleIWV Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2003

cartale

Made the summit with the SPS group of the Sierra Club
Posted Aug 29, 2006 4:21 am

lakenyonIWV Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2006

lakenyon

Report
Posted May 14, 2006 10:52 pm

Matt Worsterfrom IWV road  Sucess!

Matt Worster

Fun scramble. I stayed right on the dark rocks when I should have gone onto the white rocks and ended up with a fun 3rd class scramble to a false peak very near the top. It was fun anyway!
Posted Mar 15, 2006 2:05 am

EManBevHillsStorm Broke as we Summitted  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2002

EManBevHills

Rainbows for daze!
Posted Mar 8, 2006 1:30 am

PatroklusRoute Climbed: IWV Trail Date Climbed: January 28th, 2006  Sucess!
Great hike but the view was limited. We were in a cloud from the moment we left the rock scramble. Trail was great, only a little bit of snow and a couple of fallen trees.
Posted Jan 29, 2006 11:46 am

mdostbyRoute Climbed: IWV Trail Date Climbed: January 20, 2006  Sucess!

mdostby

Beatiful day! Very cool and zero wind. Went up the gully to the right of the slabs (white rock). Very icy, steep and sketchey in places. Down climbed a couple hundred feet to the bottom of the slabs and found the correct route up. Views from the top were awesome. Could see clear past Langley and Whitney to the north. And to the south could see Baldy and Gorgonio very clearly. Telescope Peak to the east and Lake Isabella to west. Don't let the low elevation fool you, this peak is fairly strenuous.
Posted Jan 20, 2006 8:00 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: IWV trail Date Climbed: January1, 2006  Sucess!

Steve Larson

This hike was much prettier than I expected. I've driven by this peak for almost 30 years, but it never occurred to me to climb it until last summer when I saw the mountain page for it. Awesome views all around--I could see all the way south to San Gorgonio, north to Whitney and the Great Western Divide, and east to Telescope Peak (I'm pretty sure). All that despite descending cloud cover. I was hoping to tag Five Fingers on the way out, but I ran out of time.
Posted Jan 1, 2006 7:02 pm

Scott M.Route Climbed: Variation of IWV Trail Date Climbed: December 3, 2005  Sucess!

Scott M.

A fine day with Rick Kent and Richard Piotrowski. Nothing tricky on this route and the views north with the previous day's snowfall were great. Headed over and bagged Mt. Jenkins before descending back to the cars.
Posted Dec 4, 2005 2:35 pm

GlennGRoute Climbed: November 20, 2005 Date Climbed: SW Ridge  Sucess!

GlennG

Ditto to Jeff's summary below. Couldn't have asked for better weather in the middle of November.
Posted Dec 1, 2005 2:00 pm

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: Eternal Vigilance, 5.9; East Ridge Date Climbed: November 26, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Started out from Indian Wells Canyon to attempt Eternal Vigilance, 5.9 from Greg Vernon's Domelands book, but backed off after the first pitch. We brought too much gear and quickly realized that the subsequent pitches would be immensely difficult hauling two full packs. Our excuse - it was damn cold and windy all day! We scrambled up to the fun class 3/4 ridge and topped out in a few hours in near whiteout conditions at the summit. Plus, throw in petroglyph sightings and it was a great day!
Posted Nov 28, 2005 12:04 pm

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: November 20, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Beautiful fall day on the PCT. Started out at Walker Pass and conveniently stumbled along Morris and Jenkins on the way. Glenn G and I cleaned up some metal poles (PCT trail markers) we found halfway up the mountain and carried them all the way to the saddle SW of the peak where the PCT meets. Trail maintainance, or hikers in search of a challenge should carry these out next time. : - ]
Posted Nov 25, 2005 3:04 am

Eric TiptonRoute Climbed: Peter Cottontail II 5.10 Date Climbed: May 2003
I climbed this 4 pitch route on the Easter wall with Kenn Kenega. The first three pitches are outstanding slab climbing on good clean granite, the fourth pitch is terrifying. Needs another bolt on the fourth pitch rap anchor.
Posted Aug 12, 2005 8:53 am

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