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mengboEasy Walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2015


Maybe the easiest in the SPS list. Official PCS trip led by me, with Jean, Eddie and Jeff.
Posted Oct 1, 2015 6:00 pm

irrationalistTrivial Hike but two other peaks to bag  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013


Did this along with Jackass Peak, and Granite Knob. This is for sure the easiest SPS peak. Some people said Lamont Peak was but thats nonsense.
Posted Jan 31, 2014 11:38 am

bechttNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013


Quick warmup after driving up from LA and before heading to Kennedy Meadows to camp with the family. With Jon B and Zeus the dog.
Posted Oct 21, 2013 9:49 pm

cabNorth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013


Kind of a last minute decision to tag this on the way home from the Mammoth area. A long detour for such a short hike, but the views are nice and it's a relaxing walk.
Posted Jun 24, 2013 11:19 am

soslawNorth Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2013


Nice views of Monache Meadows and Olancha peak.
Posted May 27, 2013 1:35 am

LincolnBEasy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012


My easiest SPS peak so far – from the north you can drive to within 1 mile and 800’ of the summit. Climbed with brother Jon. We followed the directions on the Summitpost page to Forest Route 21S36 (signs are spotty, best to take a map and GPS), but instead of driving to the end of 21S36 we turned right on 21S36A, then left a few hundred feet later onto a logging road, then left at the fork a couple hundred feet further on. The logging road would be rough for a passenger car, but no problem with 4WD – we drove up to 8,700’. We then followed the north ridge to the summit, staying to the left of a few big blocks. There are two similar-height blocks at the summit; the block to the north has the summit register, inside an ammo can chained to the rock. A bit of easy climbing gets you to the top: Summit block
Posted Oct 10, 2012 1:03 am

mrchad9In the dark  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011


Made the summit right at sunset and was pleasantly surprised by the nice views and summit area compared to how this peak looks from a distance. As it got dark I realized I had forgotten my headlamp, luckily there was a full moon and navigation back wasn't too difficult.
Posted Oct 11, 2011 8:27 pm

Bob BurdEasy SPS peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2006

Bob Burd

With a few others in the area. Trip Report
Posted Jan 4, 2011 11:18 pm

mhengstNice easy peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010


Beautiful day approaching from the north side after camping near Hooker Meadow. The north side was still snow covered but we just kick stepped our way up. Picked up Jackass on the way back. We saw 5 bears along the way.
Posted May 19, 2010 12:22 pm

KVHikerGreat Hike #2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008


Very fun! Great views!

Posted Aug 13, 2009 1:43 pm

maytawnShort but sweet.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2009


Super short hike... but nice view of Monache Meadow and Olancha Peak to the North.
Posted May 25, 2009 9:54 pm

leftyNo Title  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2004


Climbed this on a Sierra Club trip.
Posted Sep 18, 2007 12:38 am

cartaleSPSer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


Very hot this weekend, no water worth filtering or boiling anywhere.
Posted Jul 7, 2007 12:34 pm

Matthew HollimanShort, fun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2004

Matthew Holliman

Hadn't expected to be able to climb this one, as Sherman Pass Road was still gated shut on Fri evening. After doing Rockhouse/Taylor on Sat and Sirretta Sun morning, I found the gate had been newly opened. Drove up here, with no hint of snow anywhere. This is undoubtedly the easiest peak on the SPS List, but it has some nice views in a pretty area, and there's about 15 feet of contrived, fun scrambling at the summit too.
Posted Dec 1, 2006 2:17 am

wmollandNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2006


I splendid short hike up to beautiful views on a pleasently warm day. Nice hike.
Posted Oct 24, 2006 6:25 pm

mlarkin2002Quick dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005
Dayhiked Smith Mt., Granite Knob, Manzanita Knob, Blackrock Pk. and Jackass Pk. as a warmup for '05 Sierra Challenge.
Posted Oct 17, 2006 11:04 pm

MelbaToastTop Dogs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


Very nice hike and we got there before the rain. My dogs couldn't handle the Class II but they got within 20 feet of the summit. Gorgeous view from the top!

Careful on the way out. One of our friends (who shall remain nameless) got lost on the way out and wandered for a while. The motorcyclists pointed him in the right direction!
Posted Aug 28, 2006 4:13 am

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