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96avs01Great training trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009


Needed some time at elevation before Rainier so I spent a couple of nights camping near Sonora Pass and decided for a quick 1/2 dayhike up Stanislaus with a 40 lb. pack. Still a lot of snow to traverse, but the summit cap was clear and had some very nice class 3 scrambling.
Posted Jun 21, 2009 7:52 pm

NoonduelerParty boy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2001


Party boy struggled to the summit, toxic and out of breath. Felt much better next day and climbed Mt. Wood above June Lakes. A much bigger climb.
Posted Nov 6, 2008 3:19 pm

soslawSouth Side
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008


Great views looking south into the Emigrant Wilderness on a beautiful Fall morning.
Posted Oct 20, 2008 11:39 am

thebeave7SE Chute combined with Sonora Pk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2008


Started from the St Mary's Pass TH and booked it to the summit in around 1:20. The trail from the pass to the base of the peak is an easy run, then the final climb is loose. Climbed some class 3 loose rock on the SE face, then descended a scree chute down the ridge directly back to the trail. Not great climbing, but a nice enjoyable day when combined with Sonora Pk.
Haze from the fires still hangs in the valleys and air, limiting the view toward Yosemite. Several large snow patches on the trail, flowers aren't out yet. Register needs a pen(just a peanut butter jar).
Posted Jun 28, 2008 9:26 pm

mpylebeats Sonora Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2007


A leisurely paced effort with my dad - spent about 2.5 hours reaching the top, then enjoyed the views of Lyell, Ritter and Banner, and the warm and nearly windless conditions for about 45 minutes. Just enough spice at the top to keep things interesting for this low-end peakbagger.
Posted Aug 28, 2007 12:14 am

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


Climbed this along with Sonora Peak on a beautiful clear sunny day. The wildflowers along the creek crossings were spectacular!
Posted Aug 19, 2007 10:52 pm

A BitSouth Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

A Bit

From St Mary's Pass and Sonora Peak this was a nice day hike with bright yellow wildflower displays around every water source along the way.
Posted Aug 14, 2007 10:49 pm

sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: South Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007


My buddy Brad and I climbed Stanislaus Peak as part of a multi-summit warmup for the Palisades. We got a late start (~6:30), but we still able to catch the sun setting from the summit. Nice flowers and streams along the way.
Posted Aug 5, 2007 6:39 pm

Fredd C DobbsSaint Mary's Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Fredd C Dobbs

Bright sunshine, not too hot, nice hike to the base of the mountain, steep up to the top, a little scrambling to reach the peak, a great day overall!
Posted Jul 23, 2007 11:00 am

Michael GraupeSouth Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Michael Graupe

From St. Mary's Pass via Sonora Pk. Beautiful wildflower displays.
Posted Jul 9, 2007 4:46 pm

derekp62SW side
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007


Day hiked the peak from the Saint Mary's Pass TH near Sonora Pass. Nice hike with little snow, but the peak was a fun hand and feet scramble. Great clear day with views for miles.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 5:27 pm

Matt WorsterRoute Climbed: from Sonora Peak/St. Mary's Pass Date Climbed: 27 August 2005  Sucess!

Matt Worster

Easy day trip, recommend dropping to the trail when coming from Sonora if you're looking for fastest/easiest way.
Posted Sep 10, 2005 2:37 am

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

From Sonora Peak.
Posted Jun 27, 2005 3:48 pm

RenoBobRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: September, 2002  Sucess!
Great scramble to the top. Views into the Iceberg Wilderness are impressive.
Posted May 10, 2005 6:18 pm

TDRobertsRoute Climbed: Saint Marys Pass Trail Date Climbed: Oct / Nov 2002  Sucess!


Last mountain hike and peak of the year in 2002. A fine scramble to the top and a nice big summit area. Chill was in the air - winter was just around the corner.
Posted Jul 23, 2004 3:45 pm

derbillyRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 14, 2003  Sucess!


Walked across the ridge from Sonora topping every bump along the way. Scrambled up the south side and returned on the west side of the Sonora-Stanislaus ridge. There is a cool granite outcropping/cliff near the base of Stanislaus peak. I was the first one to sign the register in 2003.
Posted Feb 25, 2004 3:25 am

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: South slopes Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2003; Oct 8, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Headed up the SW side, with some fun class 3 (entirely optional) near the summit, and descended the SE side--not loose enough to plunge step down, but just loose enough to be annoying. Ritter/Banner were visible in the distance.

Came back in Oct 2004 to pad my SPS stats for the year (this was something like SPS peak #107 this year, not counting repeats), and as part of the warm-up for a more ambitious outing out of the Meysan Lake TH the next day.
Posted Sep 2, 2003 1:42 am

adampaulRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: 12 October, 2002  Sucess!


What a great way to spend the afternoon! My step-father & I set out from the TH, undecided on doing Sonora or Stanislaus. Once we gained St. Mary's Pass and the first views of the peak, our decision was made - Sonora's too short to bother with by itself (tho it sure looked like it'd be a nice longer hike to do both Sonora & Stanislaus)!), and Stanislaus is by far more peak-like.

We took the obvious trail, contouring along a large bowl above the Clark Fork drainage until it petered out on a ridge above the start of the main climb.

It was pretty easy going up the side of the mountain, if a bit loose. When we got near the summit, it steepened considerably, and the very loose rock gave me (a non-climbing-expert) a bit of a scare in a few places, as I really prefer to be able to trust my hand and footholds! Our summit views were marred considerably by haze/smoke in the south - is this still the Sequoia fire?

Full report and pics at http://hiking.adampaul.com/stanislaus02.shtml

Posted Oct 14, 2002 10:58 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

A nice half-day hike combined with Sonora Peak. Surprisingly, still a number of snow patches around, some even south facing. The trail from St. Marys Pass to the Sierra Crest just south of the summit is spectacular. It contours nicely (very gradual ups and downs) high on the east side of the drainage for the Clark Fork. The views are great and no trees to block your line of sight. Plus, there are springs that seem to run year-round crossing the trail, providing reliable water and incredible wildflower displays. Trip Report.
Posted Aug 16, 2002 3:32 pm

keemaRoute Climbed: South Side Date Climbed: June 1999, June 30, 2004  Sucess!


First person to sign summit log in 1999. The snow was very sun cupped and soft on the approach and trip back. The water from the many springs sure tasted good! The peak was clear of snow. Moved around to make the final part of the climb on the west side. A fun scramble.

2004, did it in conjuction with Sonora Peak
Posted Oct 1, 2001 8:46 pm

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