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mrchad9Sonora Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005


Great Independence day with unbeatable views.
Posted May 9, 2010 4:24 am

wyopeakMikeSonora Pass fun  Sucess!


Sonora Peak was my first peak in the area. I hiked up it from the pass and I was really blown away by the view. I remember Stanislaus Peak as being really cool to look at. I remember fishing on the Walker River on the drive down, and it was a long drive back to Auburn. It was in the early 1990's that I lived in the area.
Posted Nov 28, 2009 2:42 pm

SageHawkEasy Access  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1999


Climbed this one several times. Amazing views with easy access via the Saint Mary's Pass trail. I used this peak to introduce my young sons to the joys of peakbagging.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 8:43 pm

Noonduelera popular peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1995


3 more times, last time, August, '06
Posted Nov 6, 2008 3:10 pm

soslawSt Mary's Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008


Sonora and Stanislaus peaks. Car to car 4.5 hours.
Posted Oct 20, 2008 11:35 am

ckerthFrom Sonora Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2008


(October 2008) Heavy winds most of the way up. Nice view from the top.

(July 2011) From St. Mary's Pass. Leading up to the pass is mostly under snow, but the ridge is mostly open. Onto Stanislaus afterwards.
Posted Oct 6, 2008 6:56 pm

bradbSonora/Stanislaus Combo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008
Climbed Sonora via PCT and southwest slopes. Steep scree slope. Stayed near trees to allow for more stable footing. Continued to Stanislaus Peak. Good Class Two climbing for the last 100ft.
Several springs nearby for water supply even in late August.
Posted Aug 26, 2008 9:10 pm

Dangers PopSt. Mary's TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

Dangers Pop

Quick, direct hike to a summit with wonderful views in all directions. Hiked with Wayne the day after Whitney.
Posted Jul 2, 2008 1:09 am

kylertbSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2005


Fun hike up sonora peak with my dad at age 8.
Posted Oct 11, 2007 10:50 pm

96avs01Nice views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007


Great views of Emigrant Wilderness and Yosemite. The views to the north were heavily impacted by a fire in the Ebetts Pass area.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 8:40 pm

AlpinistSt Mary's TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007


Climbed this along with Stanislaus Peak on a beautiful clear sunny day.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 10:53 pm

Michael GraupeFrom St. Mary's Pass TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Michael Graupe

Missed the sunrise by a few minutes but it was an awesome early morning up there. Then went on to Stanislaus Pk. through fields of flowering lupines.
Posted Jul 9, 2007 4:40 pm

thebeave7Sonora Pass/PCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2007


4th time up this peak, views are always great. This time came from Leavitt Peak down to the Pass and up via the PCT. A very loose route once leaving the trail, but short and direct.
Posted Jul 1, 2007 7:12 pm

metasyn11from Sonora Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007


"Easy" finish to a 8-peak 7-day Sierran jaunt. I say "easy" because I managed to take probably the two most difficult routes up and down this peak.. full of loose volcanic scree and steep gullies. I should've stuck with the use trails.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 8:42 pm

Fredd C DobbsSonora Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

Fredd C Dobbs

Nice views to the South.
Posted Jun 3, 2007 10:37 pm

bigbendbettyRoute climbed: St. Mary's Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007


saw two pikas on the way up!
Posted May 21, 2007 12:46 am

Peak FreakSonora Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

Peak Freak

Day two of a two peak weekend in California! Nice short hike, so we could drive back to civilization in order for me to catch a 6:00 a.m. flight the next morning.
Posted Nov 26, 2006 7:01 am

mlarkin2002Dayhike from SR 108  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2004
Uneventful dayhike from SR 108 via St. Mary's Pass TH.
Posted Oct 10, 2006 3:19 am

boisedocfrom Sonora Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1998


Nice hike from the pass.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 5:45 am

cjrandallTake the nordwand!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006


Made the mistake of following Gary Suttle's suggestion to just climb right up the southwest slope through the neverending volcanic scree. I must have come up the steepest part, ha! It was a miserable slog, and I recommend against it highly. With the angle somewhere aroung 30-40% in places, and very loose, it was tough to climb that 600 feet, slipping a couple feet every couple steps. Definitely class 2 climbing here.

Should have come to SummitPost first. There is a very nice use trail that ascends very sensibly up the more reasonably-sloped northwest slopes from the saddle to the summit. I used this use trail to descend, and was VERY easy to follow back to the sloping plateau between the peak and Saint Marys Pass.

Trip down was refreshing and easy. Weather was a bit blustery for this time of the year, had to bust out my winter shell and gloves at Saint Marys Pass. Views from the summit were absolutely amazing, with sweeping views in ALL directions! Very clear skies.

Got in the car and drove to Lone Pine immediately afterward and began a hike up to Cottonwood Lakes for an attempt the next day on Mount Langley.
Posted Aug 13, 2006 4:52 am

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