Clinton Peak Climber's Log

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hokiehead - Aug 19, 2019 4:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2019

Clinton - Traver Combination

w/ Zach


kronshage3 - Jul 21, 2017 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2017

North Star to Traver  Sucess!

Started from Hoosier Pass at 5AM. Took East Ridge to summit North Star. Connected to Wheeler, then to Clinton, then to McNamee, then to Traver. Descended into basin and took 4WD road back. Back at car around 1:45PM. No wind and lots of sun. Actually started to pour, hail, and storm as soon as I got back. The crux of this route is the headwall along the ridge to Wheeler. This ridge rapidly changes from Class 2 to 3 to 4. Trust no rock because there are lots of loose holds. Also, lots of spider webs along the ridge past the headwall. If you hate spiders as much as me, it may make you turn around.


boisedoc - Jul 10, 2017 1:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2017

still some snow  Sucess!

the road up to Wheeler Lake is indeed rough- I was shocked to see some Jeeps and trucks (all modified) going up this road. It was not great for walking as a lot of it is under water right now. I was surprised to find snow heading up from wheeler lake that was fairly steep (I ended up using an ice ax to negotiate the snow on the way down). The basin above Wheeler Lake is actually quite beautiful (especially for the Mosquito Range). Unfortunately, the view of the Climax mine on the other side was not so great


seano - May 5, 2017 5:48 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2017

Traverse from Traver  Sucess!

Came up Traver's west side from Fremont Pass (fun), then made the long traverse. Trip report.


BradBartick - Oct 15, 2016 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2016

Pseudo CT route  Sucess!

With Michelle. Light snow on ground, brisk fall wind on summits and ridge. Mostly sunny, no precip. I say "Pseudo" because I went up the east ridge of Clinton too early and climbed some other unnamed summit which was pretty fun and actually higher than Traver.


habaceeba - May 5, 2016 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2013

Clipper  Sucess!

Traver to Clinton and down to Wheeler Lakes


cftbq - Sep 9, 2015 9:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2015

Easiest approach  Sucess!

A long day with the trudge up (& down) the road to Wheeler Lake. Ascended over the east false summit. Descended more directly off the south side. Centennial #66.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - May 31, 2015 9:23 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2015

CT traverse  Sucess!

Still a lot of snow. Ascended via Wheeler road, which was heinous - deep puddles - not frozen in early am, patches of deep soft snow (had to carry my skies through this for about 2 miles), then could skin up.
Easy way up Traver, narrow snowy corniced traverse to McNamee, up Clinton, back to Traver and to my skis, pretty good ski descent (snow got heavy by the time I was ready to sk down), and the last 2 miles suffering of carrying skies though puddles of cold water, which actually felt refreshing.


rmjwinters - Jul 29, 2014 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014

All 3  Sucess!

Together with Traver


rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

All 3  Sucess!

Once up on Clinton, it was a breeze to do the next 2.


telemarkdude - Nov 22, 2012 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2012

Nice Ridge Run  Sucess!

Looks like this would also be a great winter/spring ski tour.


Berger - Nov 4, 2012 1:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012

Triple Play  Sucess!

Clinton, McNamee, Traver loop. Altitude sickness got me at the end. Great peaks though.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - May 10, 2012 1:37 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2012

Reverse CT Clipper  Sucess!

Nice day. Snow was a little soft by the time I was on the ridge due to my late start (8am from Montgomery Lake). Crampons were good to have. No one else to be seen anywhere.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Apr 23, 2012 10:14 am Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2012

Clinton, McNamee and Traver  Sucess!

Nice day to be out! Great snow climb on Clinton and fun glissades.


DerekFreed - Mar 30, 2012 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

Clinton, Traver, McNamee  Sucess!

Nice loop from Montgomery Reservoir. Started with Lincoln, ended with Traver. The road wasn't a ton of fun to walk for the first couple miles though..


MountainHikerCO - Sep 11, 2011 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

Clinton, McNamee & Traver  Sucess!

Big puddles on the road. A lot of 4WDs. Nice views of nearby peaks.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Aug 1, 2011 10:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

Traver, Clinton, McNamee  Sucess!

With Bryan


astrobassman - Jun 20, 2011 12:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

Clinton Ski  Sucess!

Ski descent from the summit. Best ski conditions so far this spring. Climbed with Scot, Mike, and Craig.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jun 19, 2011 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011

Clinton loop.  Sucess!

Clinton, McNamee and Traver peaks traverse. Nice day, snow was too soft but still great day!


chicagotransplant - Jun 5, 2011 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

Spring Ski  Sucess!

Second time up (6/5/11), went up some northeast facing slopes to the east ridge and skied back down the south slopes off the summit. Went up with Floyd, Cheeseburglar and Astrobassman. Good snow conditions, still a lot of snow in the upper basins but the first mile of the road is a mix of patchy snow and melt-off condtions (running water, puddles, mud etc).
Third time up (8/27/22), big group for Lindsay's centennial finisher!

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