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splattskivariation of the regular route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2004


Art and I climbed through horrible postholing conditions (with snowshoes on!) to finally get decent snow above the lake. Saw old footprints in the snow on top. T-shirts on the summit during a "winter" climb.
Posted Apr 14, 2006 2:23 am

jfrishmanIIIStandard Trail
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2003


Wonderful afternoon, lots of solitude. I only saw two other hikers, just above treeline, who had turned back and tried to deter me with tales of unbearable wind. Not too bad though, and the aspens below were at the height of color.
Posted Mar 24, 2006 3:58 am

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: Standard Trail Date Climbed: June 11, 2003  Sucess!


Great hike from the beautiful meadows- there was no one else in the park! A little bit of snow at the top and the Bristlecone Forest was amazing!
Posted Dec 31, 2005 12:45 am

jjsochackiRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: June 2005  Sucess!


Lots of snow and high winds.
Posted Nov 6, 2005 1:05 pm

Bob SihlerRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 11, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

beautiful hike-- I even had the summit to myself for a few minutes

Posted Sep 28, 2005 9:31 pm

alpspitzeRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: August 16, 2005  Sucess!


Nice hike. Just as I was heading down, some thunder heads started moving in so I stepped up the pace. As I was driving back down to the valley, it got pretty rough up there. I then drove to Moab with these dark clouds behind me most of the way. 1:35 to the top.
Posted Sep 9, 2005 3:16 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: July '87  Sucess!


Great view. That's one hell of a summit carin!
Posted Sep 5, 2005 1:04 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: Augsut 28, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

3 hours roundtrip
Posted Aug 29, 2005 7:46 pm

SusanMRoute Climbed: Via Jeff Davis and up the East face of Wheeler Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!


What a fun route. Much better than the trail, if you like to climb.

Other summit date: August 7, 2004 via trail.
Posted Aug 14, 2005 1:00 am

RenoBobRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 2 times since 1989  Sucess!
Always lots of deer on the trail and wind across the ridge line.
Posted May 10, 2005 6:02 pm

mountaingazelleRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 5, 2004  Sucess!


The trail is easy up this big mountain. The day started out nice with a clear blue sky. Then the clouds started to build up. When I got to the top I hurried and took pictures. Then all of the sudden the hair on my head stood straight up and my camera shocked me. It was quite an electrifying experience. Everyone on the summit started running back down the trail. Lightning was all around us and it started hailing as we descended down the plateau. It turned out to be a very interesting day.
Posted May 2, 2005 12:56 am

easleygoneRoute Climbed: Standard Wheeler Route Date Climbed: Oct 1987  Sucess!
Easy climb with beautiful scenery and rugged

ridges and cliffs all around that makes it look

tougher than it is.
Posted Apr 12, 2005 11:42 pm

Nate DRoute Climbed: the easy way Date Climbed: 1985  Sucess!

Nate D

A relatively mild hike for a large and beautiful mountain.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 4:40 pm

jtreeRoute Climbed: From Baker lake Date Climbed: June 1990  Sucess!


My group combined this peak with Baker and Pyrimid Peak. We camped at Baker Lake. In the night a boulder came off the Wheeler Massiff and tumbled for what seemed like 10-12 seconds befor hitting the water on the other side of the lake. We thought that was the end of it, but the crashes turned into "SPLOOSHES AND SPLASHES," as it continued to move through the water toward our tent. Just at the point that I was jumping out of the sleeping bag and getting ready to run for my life, the boulder finally stopped. That was fifteen years ago and I still remember that incident with vivid recall.
Posted Feb 27, 2005 1:28 pm

bechttRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 1998  Sucess!


Nice climb -- perfect day
Posted Nov 18, 2004 2:38 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Wheeler Peak Summit Trail Date Climbed: 6 Oct 2004  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

Beautiful day on a beautiful mountain. A little breezy on the saddle and snow on the trail from the saddle to the summit. It wasn't icy, so it was a great hike.
Posted Oct 21, 2004 1:44 pm

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: September 9, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

Gorgeous day, with clouds forming in mid-afternoon. Enjoyable peak! It was my 6th 5000-foot+ prominence peak in 6 days, on my way to 8 in 8 days.
Posted Sep 15, 2004 11:30 pm

ecallahanRoute Climbed: Wheeler Peak Summit Trailhead Date Climbed: 24 July 2004  Sucess!


Awesome looking peak offers awesome views from the top. Who would have thought this would be Nevada? Non-technical climb, easy up and back. Saw a crew of deer just hanging out above the saddle. Signed the mailbox registry at top. Wish my dogs could have come.
Posted Aug 24, 2004 2:15 pm

amcfarreRoute Climbed: Standard - Wheeler Peak Trail Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2003  Sucess!


Nice hike on a clear day. Too bad the aspen leaves had dropped already. I stayed at the campground just past the trail head and had plenty of mule deer walk through the night before.
Posted Jul 15, 2004 5:45 pm

kelseymkrauseRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 3, 2004  Sucess!


This is a good conditioning hike, but other than that it is child's play for the serious climber.
Posted Jul 7, 2004 3:56 pm

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