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peakrat76Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006


Easy hike to summit from campground at base. Summit views rival Telescope Peak and Sierra Blanca (NM). Continued on to Jeff Davis and a not-so-fun descent down the North Ridge in a storm that seemed to have developed out of nowhere. I've climbed 35+ years and never saw a storm come up so quick.
Posted Apr 23, 2008 4:09 pm

JDrakeRegular Route  Sucess!


Went with my family as a teenager. Started out just looking at the ancient trees and ended up convincing mom and dad to let me break away and keep going.
Posted Apr 4, 2008 1:19 pm

lcarreauStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 1990


It was 17 years ago since I visited that place. I remember
seeing tons of deer beneath the peak. There was a "rock
shelter" and a Heliograph Station on the summit. I don't
know if its still there. The Bristlecone pines,
just a short distance below the summit, are incredible!
These mountains get plenty of lightning strikes during
the summer, and lots of snow in the winter.
Posted Dec 9, 2007 12:26 pm

Frankly45Wonderful Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Left the trailhead at 7:00 AM and were back at the trailhead at 11
:30 AM. It was a great day except for some wind on the summit ridge.
Posted Nov 22, 2007 4:11 pm

tombcroninWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2002


Very windy day; had to lean into it.
Posted Oct 17, 2007 6:37 pm

buzzdainerStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007


Relatively easy dayhike from the campground. Tons of wildflowers.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 2:59 pm

phydeuxBasic trail slog- good view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007


Basic Class 1 trail slog, but good view of the Spring Valley and out towards Utah.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:09 am

JBRunyanGetting out of Sin City  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007


My buddy and I decided to get out of Las Vegas for a weekend and decided to climb Nevada's second highest. We ended up hiking up a rock slide gulley then hitting the ridge and following the trail to the summit. Pretty nice views, and it was the highest I have ever hiked to before.
Posted Sep 22, 2007 5:10 pm

pbogenStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


Great weather besides the relentless winds. GBNP is a great place that is spare of crowds!
Posted Sep 18, 2007 11:37 am

mgp5000Big Hill + Chest Cold = No Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007


Thought the worst of my cold had passed, but Mr. Wheeler made it known that I was mistaken. Got passed by several folks on the way up, but finally made it. Great views. Shared a bit of summit time with the Head Ranger at GBNP - nice guy.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 2:07 am

A BitStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 1996

A Bit

Ran into early thunderstorms near the summit, but had a great hike up. Lots of wildlife around.
Posted Sep 1, 2007 1:58 am

lasvegaswraithLove it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


4th or 5th trip up in the last few years, but never with this much snow - Snow level all the way to the trailhead on Memorial Day weekend! Epic, sunny day in Great Basin.
Posted Aug 18, 2007 1:22 am

Frankly45Wheeler in August 2007
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Tyler Thigpen, (Birmingham, Alabama) and RJ DePond (Cambria California) were the earliest to the summit this day. It was very windy but magically beautiful. The round trip took 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 6:49 pm

kelsterStormy but pretty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007


There were a lot of clouds near the summit and there wasn't much of a view until it cleared up. Also, there were a bunch of deer along the trail.
Posted Jul 27, 2007 7:18 pm

rayrayNice hike w/ great views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007


Started at the Wheeler Peak Trailhead (8.6 miles roundtrip). An easy hike considering nearly 3,000' elevation gain. Beautiful views from the summit. Wheeler has a commanding presence amidst the many 11K+ peaks in the area.
Posted Jul 26, 2007 6:41 pm

csnellEasy and Breezy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


Easy walk-up. First ones to the summit that day. Had to skirt some snow drifts at mid-mountain and we it took a little bit of navigating to return to the trail but it was not hard at all. I was shocked at some of the people climbing this. Saw a kid climbing it in a Purdue basketball uniform. The ridgeline was really windy.
Posted Jun 23, 2007 2:21 am

redsplashman23Great Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2007


Bagged this peak with sierragator and Chris. Afterwards went over and bagged Jeff Davis Peak.
Posted Jun 2, 2007 10:25 pm

sierragatorNice!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007


Bagged this peak with Redsplashman and Chris. Also got Jeff Davis Peak. Caught a great glissade down the north slope of Jeff Davis. I've been wanting to check out Great Basin for a long time. Some of these peaks have the look and feel of Sierra Peaks.
Posted May 28, 2007 12:25 am

MoapaPkanniversary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 1999


After a light snow; trail was full of ice.

On Oct 17, 1970, I was nearly killed in a snowstorm above timberline -- in New York! So this was an anniversary.

Total 4x; twice in one day.
Posted May 8, 2007 8:47 pm

LonePeakFreakThere goes my knee...  Sucess!


Loved it! Highly underrated peak in a highly underrated National Park. Worth a trip to the middle of nowhere. The last 1000 ft. or so is brutal. Amazing view from the top.
Posted Apr 27, 2007 1:28 pm

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