Birch Mountain Climber's Log

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Diesel - Jul 21, 2016 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2016

East Slope  Sucess!

Started from McMurray Meadows, passed Birch Creek. Hiked up from the East until I got to Fuller Creek dry bed and followed that untill the end. Than hiked up on a never ending slope that eventually continued to a couloir on to the Southeast slope. On the summit I realized that the North couloirs didn't have any snow and would have been much easier to climb. My route was not fun. I run out of water and had to hike down for 3 hours in the torching Sun.


Deb - Oct 22, 2015 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2015

Via Tinnemah Cyn  Sucess!

Taking an eastern chute and enjoying some Class 3-4 scrambling before settling in on the slog to summit. Great view of the inside of a cloud and ankle-deep snow up top. Long day!


BobD3 - Jul 17, 2015 10:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015

From Birch Lake  Sucess!

Climbed one of the class 2/3 ribs on the NW slope. Pretty nice climb overall, 90%+ on firm rock. Not the slog I was expecting.
View from top was 60% fogged in unfortunately.


sardude - Jan 13, 2012 1:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Helo ride  Sucess!

SAR Operation. I was flown to summit (not a real climb) but Willy & I descended.


seano - Aug 22, 2011 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

From Ed Lane  Sucess!

For the Sierra Challenge, traversed from the Thumb over Ed Lane, then down the SE slope back to Birch Creek TH. Reached the notch before the saddle by ramps to the west, then climbed out easy class 3. Trip report

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 4:09 pm

summer outing  Sucess!

Did a loop of Tinemaha, Split, Prater, Bolton Brown, and Birch mtn. Was out of water and pretty wasted on the descent. With Chad sometime in July 2010.


haishan - May 24, 2011 1:12 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011

Nice ski

Pretty good conditions. Turned around above 13k, a bit too much altitude for day trip from LA...


Bill562 - Sep 12, 2010 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

From Birch Lake  Sucess!

Sierra club outing


mrchad9 - Aug 2, 2010 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

From Bolton Brown  Sucess!

A very enjoyable climb up the ridge from Bolton Brown with Vitaliy, but for the exhaustion setting in near the end of a long day. It was a battle getting out to the car in the dark, but a fun outing overall.


boyblue - Jul 2, 2010 12:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1982

From Tinnemaha Creek  Sucess!

South slopes from Tinnemaha Creek. Plenty of snow lower down. (Upper part swept clean by winds.) Fantastic view!


MarieP - Aug 11, 2009 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2008

Fun ski  Sucess!

Lower elevations had great snow!

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts - Jul 31, 2008 6:57 pm

From Birch Lake  Sucess!

Climbed this with Doug Mantle. Skied up Birch Creek, camped at Birch Lake did peak the next day. Good corn on the ride down!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Mar 29, 2008 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2008

East Side  Sucess!

Trip Report

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - May 24, 2007 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007

East Side (ascent), SW Ridge (descent)  Sucess!

A long 18hr day doing Birch - Bolton Brown - Prater - Tinemaha, but beautiful weather and warm spring conditions made it very rewarding. Trip Report


RSN473 - Dec 22, 2004 10:58 am

Route Climbed: NW (snow) chute Date Climbed: 5-19-2000  Sucess!

Spring snow turned this scree slog into a swell snow climb. The traverse over to The Thumb was not as swell due to the soft snow.

mtnfoto - Jan 20, 2004 5:53 pm

Route Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: Spring 1989  Sucess!

Climbed this with Doug Mantle. Skied up Birch Creek, camped at Birch Lake did peak the next day. Good corn on the ride down!

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