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seth@LOKIClimbed the loose but cool North Couloir above the Bristlecone Forest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2003


I have passed Baker and Wheeler several times. Finally on a trip destined for the Palisades of California (and disaster with a fridge sized rock, my right leg, the north face of Polemonium, many painful repels, hoobling accross the Pal glacier, a sore night in tent, a scarry heli ride, a tizzy with the unneccessarry ambulance, and a hot ride home.) Oh, thats another story...
Anyway I had jsut planned to hike to the Bristlecones and maybe to the "glacier" above. We kept on up to the lookers right up a some fun ledges slightly on the face and through the choke of the twisting couloir. Thismiddle section featured large loose boulders that were somewhat unnerving and would be more fun with mid-late may spring snow. The views on this route were awesome! YOu get to see everything. Ondescent we detoured to the pretty lakes west of the peak... Wish I had my fishing pole, I'm not very good but I wouldn't mind trying a Bonneville Trout. We did have a nice grilled steak picnick at the trailhead and then headed on into the night to drive accross the desert without such searing heat until wehit Badwater and the nasty over heating pass out of Death Valley to Big Pine!
Posted Jul 25, 2006 4:10 pm

Desert_SolitaireJust follow the trail...


Really incredible views of the basin and range country, but watch out for those thunderstorms...
Posted Jun 28, 2006 4:44 am

HulioNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004


A beautiful morning turned into some pretty marginal weather by noon. There were only five people on the mountain that day - including three guys who had made an alpine start and were on the summit for sunrise. Saw lots of deer that day and the winds on the ridge were VERY strong. Awesome views. Great experience.
Posted May 15, 2006 10:45 pm

Tracyregular route before this was in a National Park  Sucess!


I believe I have the year correct on this (approx. Aug, 1973). I was only about 11 or 12 at the time. I climbed this one with my Mom and Dad (Lois and Lawrence) my older brother Barton, and my sister Jane and my brother Eric. My mom and Jane haven't hiked above 13,000 feet since.
Posted Apr 21, 2006 5:09 am

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

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