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NoonduelerFrom upper Monarch Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 1997

Noondueler

Day hike from Mineral King.
Posted May 31, 2010 1:39 am

murraymcleod1968 Memorial Weekend Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 1968

murraymcleod

Climbed with Brian Reynolds from Bullard High in Fresno while on a day hike to Sawtooth Pass during a senior graduation trip to his family's cabin in Mineral King. This was back in the days when Walt Disney was trying to turn Mineral King into a ski resort...spawning my "Save Mineral King" bumper sticker! Who remembers those?
Posted Jan 8, 2010 1:05 am

OOGSuprisingly Easy Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

OOG

This was my first taste of the High Sierra
Posted Oct 24, 2009 11:43 pm

dmitchRoute Climbed: Ridge via Sawtooth Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

dmitch

Easy dayhike out of Mineral King. Lots of sand up to Sawtooth Pass. Weather turned while on the summit and cut the day short. Fun descent towards Upper Monarch though.
Posted Oct 5, 2009 12:42 am

bighornmonkeyA lot of sand on the way up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

bighornmonkey

From Mineral King trailhead, we backpacked to Monarch Lake, set up camp there, and went for Sawtooth peak in a little under 2 hours. Awesome views from the top. Mineral peak looked really good so we did it the next day.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 3:09 am

theflyingmountaineerGreat way to end a 3-day Mineral King backpack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009

theflyingmountaineer

This made for an amazing end to an amazing trip. The weather was absolutely perfect, although there seemed to be a fire to the south somewhere pushing a bunch of smoke northward into Lost Canyon. My highest peak to date!! Keep your eyes open for a trip report soon to come.
Posted Jul 6, 2009 3:32 am

thholderSawtooth pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

thholder

Dayhike from Mineral King
Posted Apr 28, 2009 4:28 pm

jspeiglFrom Sawtooth Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

jspeigl

An easy overnighter from Monarch Lake.
Posted Apr 15, 2009 11:24 pm

BascuelaLast one up for the season?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2008

Bascuela

The weather dropped on the summit approach. Made the summit, but was robbed of the view!
Posted Apr 7, 2009 3:33 am

BigJordanNice!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

BigJordan

Day hike from base camp at columbine lake. Very nice. Ran out of water though at the top. only brought one liter, hard hike back to camp.
Posted Sep 1, 2008 3:32 pm

SeanReedySawtooth Pass on a warm, clear day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

SeanReedy

I opted to stay in the shade of the newer trail to Sawtooth Pass on the way up as it was hot in the sun. I took the old trail back after summiting via Sawtooth Pass. Descending on the old trail is rough on tired legs and feet for someone who might enjoy jogging or walking quickly down the softer and more gradaual new trail. Great views with very little Central Valley haze.
Posted Jul 12, 2007 3:42 am

danman3156Northwest ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

danman3156

Did it with a few of my friends, a nice relaxing afternoon trip.
Posted Dec 5, 2006 6:47 am

Bob BurdTraverse to Needham  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Bob Burd

Climbed Sawtooth and Needham with Matthew in a warm up for Black Kaweah the next day. Trip Report
Posted Sep 22, 2006 8:42 pm

bechttOld Sawtooth Pass Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2006

bechtt

Quick afternoon hike under storm clouds. 6 hour r/t starting at 2PM -- a bit of hail on top but great views.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 3:25 am

catullusRoute Climbed: NW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

catullus

Climbed up NW ridge, climbed down South ridge to Amphitheater Lake. Started at 3:30am with the hope that we'd climb both Sawtooth and Needham. At 9:30am we were the first in the summit register for the day. Decided to chill at Amphitheater Lake instead of climbing Needham. Even though it was labor day weekend, we didn't see any other parties until we were halfway back down (at Crystal Lake).
Posted Sep 5, 2006 2:56 am

jsorberCapping off a great Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2004

jsorber

Evan and I peaked sawtooth on the 2nd to last day of our 7 day backpacking trip starting at Crescent meadow, going over the Kaweah gap, coming up lost canyon and ending out of Mineral King. Definately a highlight.
Posted Jun 11, 2006 6:50 am

mrjdobbs Sawtooth at Sunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2005

mrjdobbs

I climbed Sawtooth in the dark just to see the sunrise from the summit. It was truly amazing. First I watched the crescent moon rise...then the sun came up. It flashed from behind Needham and sent rays in every direction. This sunrise was probably the most emotional and awesome sights I have ever seen. The route wasn't too difficult except for the sand. My headlamp went out halfway up and I have to use a mini maglight the rest of the way.
Posted Mar 7, 2006 4:37 pm

jjsochackiRoute Climbed: Ridge from Sawtooth Pass Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

jjsochacki

Climbed Sawtooth during seven trip back to Lodgepole. Glacier Pass to Hands-and Knees Pass is preferable to get over to Five Lakes. Smoky views due to numerous fires.
Posted Nov 6, 2005 12:46 pm

DeeDeeRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: September 15, 2002  Sucess!

DeeDee

Pile of sand with a nice summit block.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 10:36 pm

SeanReedyDate Climbed: July 24, 2005  Sucess!

SeanReedy

A quick hike up along the old trail to the Sawtooth Pass area, followed by a moderate scramble to the peak and a risky scramble/slide/climb staight down to Upper Monarch Lake to attempt to avoid the potential lightening of an incoming thunderstorm. Take care to try to follow the intended route and stay where the most footprints are so you avoid risking your life free climbing down the cliff bands like I did. The new trail to the Southwest of Lower Monarch Lake made a more gradual hike back down to Mineral King. The views were more than worth the effort!
Posted Jul 26, 2005 8:02 pm

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