Chocolate Peak Climber's Log

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tarol - Aug 30, 2008 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008

Great little peak to climb  Sucess!

Climbed from Ruwau Lake, great views and I love the color of the rocks! Brought along a small Hershey's chocolate bar to eat on the top :)

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Aug 23, 2008 2:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2008

South Ridge  Sucess!

From Upper Chocolate Lake, we ascended the trail to the saddle and then took the south ridge to the summit.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Sep 19, 2007 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

From Ruwau Lake  Sucess!

Quick side trip on the way back from Gendarme and Aperture Peaks to get a second bonus peak on day 5 of the 2007 Sierra Challenge. Great views.

Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Sep 13, 2007 9:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

Bishop Pass trail to Ruwau Lake  Sucess!

Ran up with Catherid on Labor Day to get one more peak in before going home. Great area, easy to see why its such a popular trail... Lots to do in the area will definately be back.


bechtt - Sep 7, 2007 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2007

SE Slope  Sucess!

First peak of four today that included Chocolate, Picture Puzzle, Gendarme (+ 3 of 4 gendarmes), and Aperture. Descend via Jigsaw Pass.


orandall - Sep 5, 2007 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

NW slope  Sucess!

Up the NW slope and down the SW. The Northern face has Class 3 stuff near the top. DIdn't see any on the SW.


catherid - Sep 4, 2007 1:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

love this area!  Sucess!

Came up from (beautiful!) Ruwau Lake--practically a trail to the top from there...

David Rosenberg - Aug 27, 2007 12:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2007

Nice Mellow Hike  Sucess!

Climbed up steeper SE ridge and went down mellow NW ridge. Hung out at Ruwau Lake for a bit, checking out Cloudripper and Picture Puzzle.


HeyItsBen - Jul 30, 2007 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

SE slope  Sucess!

Fun and interesting peak with great views. <2 hours hiking time from South Lake to summit. And we did eat chocolate on chocolate.


Jonodo - Jul 4, 2007 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

South Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed Chocolate after hitting Agassiz earlier in the day. The elevation of this peak gives a nice perspective of the Bishop Pass area. You get a great sense of the physical relief that is lost when climbing the higher peaks. I was utterly spent at the end of the day. I need more conditioning!

mlarkin2002 - Oct 10, 2006 3:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005

Dayhike from Ruwau Lk.  Sucess!

Approached from the S. from the trail saddle nr. Ruwau Lk. Packed summit register - seemed like 10-15 climbs per day! Climbed w/2 others on return from Isoceles Pk in Dusy Basin dayhike.


cp0915 - Jul 8, 2006 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

up - West Face; down - East Face  Sucess!

Had a great time playing around in the Bishop Creek area with a couple friends. Wandered around on this little mountain for awhile. Nice views from the top.


downbooties - Jun 3, 2006 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2006

Southeast from South Lake to Long Lake and then up the southwest slope  Sucess!

I came down from this hike looking like a calico cat. With the midmorning emergence of the hot sun, I stripped down to the bare necessities, missing a few places with the sunscreen (like the symmetrical spots approximately over my kidneys where the pack doesn't cover). My poor white underbelly hadn't seen the sun since I tried taking up sunbathing (interested me for one day) a couple years ago. Otherwise, it was a fun snowshoe with Joe, his dogs and my Jon.


thedus - Apr 30, 2006 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2006

Great Season Opener  Sucess!

I snowshoed this with Joe and Robin from about a mile below South Lake. It was an enjoyable hike on a beautiful day. We figured (rightly so) that this would be a good way to begin acclimating for the coming season.


graham - Nov 25, 2005 2:04 pm

Route Climbed: SE Ridge - descended NW Ridge Date Climbed: Aug-10-05  Sucess!

Hiked with PellucidWombat during the 2005 Sierra Challenge

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 10, 2005 12:35 am

Route Climbed: NW Ridge (ascent) / South Slopes (descent) Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2005  Sucess!

Had hoped to do a loop around Hurd Peak, but several inches of fresh powder made this look a tedious option, so I bailed on that. Surprisingly nice views from Chocolate considering how low it is, especially of Cloudripper and Picture Puzzle.


PellucidWombat - Sep 17, 2005 7:06 pm

Route Climbed: SE Ridge - descended NW Ridge Date Climbed: August 10th, 2005  Sucess!

Tagged this peak on my way back from an easy day on the Sierra Challenge. The highlight of the peak was the interesting shortcut we took down the NW Ridge onto what I called "Vanilla Flats"

D Smith

D Smith - Sep 12, 2005 12:05 am

Route Climbed: From gap between Ruwau and Chocolate Lakes Date Climbed: September 8, 2005  Sucess!

A quick side-trip during a day-hike circuit of Long, Ruwau, and Chocolate, and Bull lakes. Great views! Wish I had more time to explore the area.


pinch - Aug 6, 2005 12:39 am

Route Climbed: From Chocolate Lake Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

Where can you get a higher ratio of views to effort? This is a great vantage point to see Bishop Canyon from, and it is so quick and easy from beautiful Chocolate Lake.


pilz8 - Sep 3, 2004 5:06 pm

Route Climbed: From Long Lake Date Climbed: Nov. 2001  Sucess!

I climbed this peak early in the morning on the way out from a late fall backpacking trip.

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