Alta Peak Climber's Log

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Nefsek

Nefsek - Jul 28, 2008 1:17 am Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2007

Winter attempt

Attempted with basic mountaineering course back in December 07. Avalanche conditions were iffy, so we ended up summiting the peaklet right next to it. Still had some great views.

itpimps

itpimps - Oct 16, 2008 6:09 pm

Re: Winter attempt

I went with you on that trip in December. My roommate and I are heading back up toward Alta Peak Thanksgiving weekend for a few days. We're getting ready for a Rainier trip that we scheduled through RMI in March. Let me know if you are around that weekend...

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Jul 28, 2008 12:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

From Wolverton via Panther Gap  Sucess!

Easy half day walk. Saw two bear cubs climbing around on a tree. I did wonder where mama bear was though. Views weren't great since it was so smokey.

WyoNative

WyoNative - Jul 7, 2008 1:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Perfect  Sucess!

weather, although the last mile or so sucked--it seemed like it was straight up......Really nice hike overall, though.

Dunedain

Dunedain - Jun 13, 2008 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2006

Round trip to Pear Lake  Sucess!

Three of us did Alta Peak from the the alta peak trail and then down the scree to Pear Lake. Took a dip in the lake and hiked back out via the Lakes trail. Long day, but really worth it!

mdougherty

mdougherty - Apr 22, 2008 2:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Via Alta Meadow  Sucess!

Fun backpack to Alta Meadow with a Sierra Club group, then straight up to the peak.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 8, 2007 9:17 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 1996

Alta vista Peak view  Sucess!

Lots of snow on the trail in May. Requires route-finding
skills , especially if you continue to Moose Lake. I
would recommend a person to continue on to Moose Lake.
Allow plenty of time, and you won't be disappointed.
If the marmots find your sandwich, they won't be disappointed,
either!!!

catullus

catullus - Nov 25, 2007 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2007

turkey day on alta peak  Sucess!

Led group of five (peter, pi-chuan, amanda, brad, and me) via pear lake with Stanford's Redwood Outdoors Club. Had thanksgiving dinner at pear lake (including freeze-dried turkey meals!). Just enough snow to make punching through in between boulders annoying.

EastcoastMike

EastcoastMike - Sep 12, 2007 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Nice walk!

The trail was a little crowded, but nice.

HikingBoots

HikingBoots - Sep 7, 2007 2:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2004

Had to turn around

Started off as a solo hike, then had to turn around with the top of the peak in near sight due to thunderstorm approaching.

justinjohnsen - Sep 5, 2007 1:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

Chute up from the NE  Sucess!

Continued a two-day cross-country trek from Mount Silliman, by way of the lower Tablelands, where there was a horde of miniature grasshoppers. After dropping down into the Kaweah valley to camp, it was up by lake-hopping to a ridge east of Pear Lake.

We followed the standard route southwest past the cliffs above Pear, then took a "shortcut" up a slippery class 2, maybe easy 3, chute on the north face of Alta's nearest northeast neighbor. Another stunning set of views, although a pack of persistent bumblebees drove us off the summit after lunch.

An option we scouted, but didn't try, was the ridge traverse from "Winter Alta" to Alta itself. On the west side of the col from Winter Alta south to an unnamed peak, my climbing buddy spied an easy green (grassy) chute leading up. Looking back from Alta's summit, the ridge traverse looked like a straightforward boulder scramble.

CookieMonster

CookieMonster - Jul 20, 2007 1:04 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

My Once Per Year Group Climb  Sucess!

Late start + big sea level group = 8:30PM exit. Had fun camping at Lodgepole the prior night but nearly froze when the temperature dropped into the 20s. We started around 11AM and reached the summit at 4:30PM. Amazing view! This is one of the best day hikes in the area.

I came back for the Hump Trail to Pear Lake in July, 2007. Lots of backpackers (including a guy carrying a dufflebag in his arms) underestimated "The Hump," so be prepared. Will be back for an ascent of Alta from Pear Lake.

kwag

kwag - Jun 22, 2007 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007

What a view!  Sucess!

Camped overnight at Muhrten(spelling?) Meadow. Next morning we climbed up to the top, the first people in our group saw a black bear. Great views, good trail. Lots of little annoying bugs and such on the top. Great views, fun summer trip.

Hyadventure

Hyadventure - Feb 20, 2007 9:48 pm

loop: up Alta Peak Trail, down through Pear lake date climbed July 2001  Sucess!

I started and finished in the Lodgepole campground, made for a long day. The descent through pear lake was fun.

skotty

skotty - Feb 20, 2007 5:39 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2007

in a whiteout  Sucess!

It was a struggle but we made the summit on a stormy winter day in a white out. Well worth it as a winter summit.

cthomson

cthomson - Dec 29, 2006 6:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

impromptu climb  Sucess!

After hiking to Alta meadow, made a scramble up the slopes to alta peak before bisecting with the trail leading to the summit. Nice views, was a good warm up for the half dome/clouds rest in a day a week later.

mlarkin2002 - Oct 10, 2006 3:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2004

Second Try  Sucess!

Same route, 2wk after my previous attempt. No issues this time thanks to beautiful weather. No register to be found, although hordes of marmots call the summit area home.

mlarkin2002 - Oct 10, 2006 3:35 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2004

Whiteout near summit

Made it to within 100' vertical feet of the summit. Engulfed in fog bank & clouds. Combined with the snow on the ground, this made it impossible to find the true summit blocks. Visibility was near 0 in all directions. I had to follow my own footsteps out.

littleboogie

littleboogie - Sep 15, 2006 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2006

Nice View  Sucess!

Figured I had to do this one seeing as everyone else I know has done it. Turned out to be pretty nice on top despite some ominous looking clouds. Hiked it with Rob O who was willing to skip climbing to do this hike.....again!

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Dec 5, 2006 7:35 pm

Re: Nice View

You and Rob should have gone exploring over at Tharps...."location, location, location!"

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