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wmollandFrom Gray Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2013

wmolland

A nice jaunt from Gray Peak. It's a bit loose but not overly difficult.
Posted Oct 3, 2013 2:51 pm

mrchad9North Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

mrchad9

Up the north ridge from the saddle west of Lake 10425, where I spent the night before after Gray Peak. A good route, not too loose and even a cless 3 move or two to be had. Nice views east, then on to Merced Peak and Triple Divide Peak later in the day.
Posted Aug 8, 2011 1:02 am

murraymcleodFrom Red Pk Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1975

murraymcleod

Climbed with Sierra Club group from Fresno while backpacking over Red Peak Pass (E to W)...Also climbed Mt Lyell, Ottaway, and Merced Peaks that trip.
Posted Jan 8, 2010 1:54 am

xharvRed Peak via NW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

xharv

Day hike from Grayling Lake along Red Creek. Somewhat tricky ascent to northwest ridge from Lake 10425, then enjoyable class-2 scramble on broken but very stable red rocks to the summit. Fabulous uninterrupted views of Yosemite and the Sierra Crest from far north to way south, with Mount Ritter and Minarets just across the San Joaquin River basin. I was only the fourth person who signed the register this season. Two people, Mike and Eva, reached the peak via WSW chute earlier in the day, and Eric from San Francisco made the first ascent of the year on July 8. Last year, about 15 parties visited Red Peak; the last ascent of the 2008 season was registered on October 27. Trip report.
Posted Jul 17, 2009 4:29 pm

Michael GraupeGray - Red Combo Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Michael Graupe

From Mono Meadows TH climbed Gray Peak via the W-Ridge. Then descended the SW face and climbed Red Peak. I don't agree with the "abysmal slog" comment. Coming from the north, the ridge was actually quite enjoyable. Beautiful area with lots of wildflowers. The hike back out didn't seem to end. Lots of mosquitos at Mono Meadows.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 8:53 pm

Matthew HollimanMerced-Red dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2003

Matthew Holliman

Dayhike (along with Merced Peak) out of the Chiquito Pass trailhead--probably a modest effort by current standards, but it seemed awfully long (and tedious) at the time. I found Red to be an abysmal slog with mediocre views... but despite this, it's nonetheless been on my to-do list to go back and climb it in spring out of Yosemite Valley one of these days. I hold out hope that it will be better as a snow climb.
Posted Jul 19, 2007 1:17 am

HikeMonkeyRe: Merced-Red dayhike

HikeMonkey

"An abysmal slog with mediocre views"

I thought the views were lovely -- this was a good viewpoint to see a LOT of Yosemite National Park, all the way to Tower Peak. It was especially interesting to see the system of lakes, meadows, and creeks making up the Merced River headwaters. I bet you would have had a different perspective if somebody had left you a chocolate bar in the summit register box.

Abysmal slog? Yes.
Posted Jul 19, 2007 5:50 pm

Matthew HollimanRe: Merced-Red dayhike

Matthew Holliman

Yes, I'm sure a chocolate bar would have gone a long way to compensating for the scree. :-)

I'll be interested to see how I find the views on my return visit. (Keep in mind Red Peak was being compared against Merced Peak from earlier in the day, which I thought had truly outstanding views.)
Posted Jul 19, 2007 6:03 pm

HikeMonkeyRe: Merced-Red dayhike

HikeMonkey

(Keep in mind that I've only climbed 4 peaks in the last two years, including Gray Peak and Mt. Rose (excellent views of Reno) so I think any summit view is outstanding. ;-)
Posted Jul 19, 2007 11:04 pm

HikeMonkeySouth Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

HikeMonkey

Starting at Upper Merced Pass Lake, we hiked too far up the Red Peak Pass trail from Upper Ottoway Lakes, and so had a loose traverse to get to the large red gendarmes. From there it was a not-to-bad climb to the summit ridge, and then a stroll to the top.

Since we started at Upper Merced Pass Lake, it was a not-very-long day.
Posted Jul 18, 2007 11:35 pm

Bob BurdTraverse N->S  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006

Bob Burd

A very long day for a so-so peak out of Mono Meadow TH. My feet got punished as the insides of my boots literally disintegrated on the return hike. Ouch. Trip Report
Posted Jul 18, 2007 10:59 pm

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