Cornell Peak Climber's Log

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Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Feb 28, 2009 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009

Cool Summit  Sucess!

Climbed up from the tram with Gene Merewether. The last part of the cat walk was a little sketchy so we opted out of doing that. We also tagged Yale and Harvard Peaks along the way. Very warm day and post holed the whole way.


captainbuuda - Dec 11, 2008 12:19 am Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2008

Tramway day  Sucess!

After reading that Jacinto was just a hike I decided to scramble up Cornell. Came up first 50 ft on the SE, swung around and then went up the westside. Had trouble with that so I went around to the north and went up that way. The summit block was just scary-- had to jump to grab the first handhold. A lot of fun


mdougherty - Jul 20, 2008 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

From the top of the tram  Sucess!

Great summit block. Part of a six peak loop with a Sierra Club group.


NavySeabee - Jul 7, 2008 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

From Humber Park  Sucess!

Great class 3 scramble to the summit block coupled with a spicy move or two on the actual summit.

Looked under every stray rock for the register, but no luck.

Headed back up the old trail with intentions of bagging San J and Folly, but lost the desire once I realized it'd be a 20-mile outing. Should have stuck to the Miller-Cornell ridge proper to keep it shorter. Another lesson learned...


TripoliRick - Jul 1, 2008 11:35 pm

Tom and his Rocks  Sucess!

For whatever reason (the threat of rain) we decided to hike up Devil's Slide, over to Hidden Lake, up to Round Valley, climb up San Jacinto, and hike back to Humber Park instead of some rock route on Tahquitz. Whem Tom, an old rock climbing buddy of mine, saw Cornell as we headed toward Tamarack Valley said "Let's do that to".
I've since been up a dozen or so times,usually in the winter or spring.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Nov 26, 2007 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2007

Cross-Country from Tram  Sucess!

Loved the ascent to this peak up 3d class route on its southern slope. The summit block is fabulous. First peak of a loop hike that included Miller, San Jacinto, Folly, Drury, Jean and Marion.


Travis_ - Nov 25, 2007 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2007

Part of 7 peak loop  Sucess!

Hiked Cornell, Miller, San Jacinto, Folly, Drury, Jean and Marion. All are great summits, lots of 3 class and summit blocks. Here are my GPS tracks and photos.

Aaron Dyer

Aaron Dyer - Sep 1, 2007 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Good intro to Socal  Sucess!

Pretty cool summit.


Blair - Sep 1, 2007 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

SE Face Route  Sucess!

Awesome summit block! Spicey 4th class exposed, and like a catwalk to the summit.

R Pollard

R Pollard - Jun 19, 2007 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

Almost made it

Didn't have great info on this one, so we just cut across from Tamarak valley hoping to find a good way up. Came up the south east side and stopped about 30-40 feet from the top. Couldn't find a way up I thought my boys could come back down. Nice view, but I don't think I need to go back here.


135driver - Jun 7, 2007 3:45 pm

Holy &^$$^%$  Sucess!

Done this one two or three times. Theron and I actually sat atop the tippy top when we were younger. Trips after that were painful and unforgetable.


tpdwr - Dec 19, 2006 12:58 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 1974

In the snow.  Sucess!

Climbed San Jacinto the next day on snowshoes!

mlarkin2002 - Oct 10, 2006 4:02 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2004

Cornell & SJ Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhiked from Aerial Tramway to Cornell and then on to SJ. Both peaks dusted with a light cover of snow from a small storm a few days prior. Cornell N. side was dicey in its icy blanket.


derbilly - Aug 17, 2006 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2005

Cool summit block  Sucess!

Climbed on the way up to San Jacinto.


tonyo - Jun 24, 2006 2:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2006

Route Climbed: east face  Sucess!

Set up camp by 5:15 pm in Round Valley for a walk up San Jac the next day. Nothing to do until Cornell started calling. Very fun scramble up the West face, but thwarted at the top. Dicey, airy moves to get onto the summit block. Dropped down and swung around to the East side and easily made the summit. More enjoyable than San Jac.


jtree - Jun 1, 2006 4:32 am

Enexpected view  Sucess!

Climbed the Peak originally to get a view of the Mountain Valley, but was quite surprised of the view of the Desert Valley below, and to the North.


Zhenya77 - Apr 3, 2006 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2006

April Fools Summit (SW route)  Sucess!

It was a sunny cool Spring morning. We agreed to arrive to the tram sation by 7:30 am and take the first tram up. Oh, well we took the third one. The hike was pleasant and was accompanied by some fresh snow that was falling from the clouds lighted up by the sun. After leaving the snowshoes near the rocky face we started scramble up the slope. The first move was to traver one "aukward" bolder and with a quick lead by Rinat It was a sunny cool spring morning. We agreed to arrive to the tram station by 7:30 am and take the first tram up. Oh, well we took the third one. The hike was pleasant and was accompanied by some fresh snow that was falling from the clouds lighted up by the sun. After leaving the snowshoes near the rocky face we started scramble up the slope. The first move was to travel one "awkward" bolder and with a quick lead by Rinat Shagisultanov each of s took a turn to climb (top rope) to the summit. Later in the day it was moderately windy, so the summit time was quite short to satisfy everybody's will to climb. The way back was again a pleasant hike through the woods covered with spring snow. It was really enjoyable day trip.


Nate_Thomas - Mar 7, 2006 9:11 am Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2006

Slippery slope

Lots of snow and ice up towards the summit on the south west route. After I slipped and had to self arrest I decided this was not a good place to climb alone and retreated. Had to make the tough choice to turn back 50 feet below the summit. What was a fun 4th class in summer is pretty treacherous in winter.

I saw no other foot prints the whole way up, with the snow coming this week, this climb should get more interesting.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Jan 10, 2006 5:06 pm

Route Climbed: SW Face Date Climbed: 27 December 05  Sucess!

Blustery day on the summit! Deb, my son Christian, and I scrambled the SW face. Fun. We actually found some fun 5th class stuff to solo on down at the base of the western shoulder. Maybe Deb will post those photo some day....


Deb - Dec 28, 2005 2:00 pm

Route Climbed: SouthWestern face Date Climbed: 27 December 2005

We had a beautiful day, approx 42 degrees and a some sunshine (albeit windier than hell, 35 mph) to explore this peak. Loads of 3rd class fun on the way to the base and some terrific 4th class exposure heading up the most western side and descended the same. No gear required, just a good grip and a little nerve. On our exit of Tamarack we continued with more exciting scrambling on many adjacent rock croppings. Great stuff!

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