Crooks Peak Climber's Log

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Romain - Jul 15, 2016 1:27 am Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2002

From trail  Sucess!

With Sven Feldmann, diversion from main trail.


bechtt - Apr 25, 2015 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006

off the Main Trail  Sucess!

diversion off the main trail


cdog - Aug 31, 2014 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014

quick break  Sucess!

looking back up at the Whitney skyline after the trip, I'm glad to have spent the time to visit this summit. Great views and a little peace and quiet from the Whitney Trail experience, in addition to a little spice.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jul 11, 2013 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

Crooks  Sucess!

I enjoyed doing this as a little diversion from the main trail. It didn't take long, and the view from the top is really spectacular.


regolithe - Jan 20, 2013 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Scramble  Sucess!

Easy scramble from the main trail


NavySeabee - Aug 8, 2012 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

Fun Diversion  Sucess!

Nice 8 minute diversion from the trail. Loved looking down the 2000' face. Too bad some clown stole the summit register.


jonathanluk - Oct 29, 2011 4:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

Short side trip off Whitney Trail  Sucess!

Fun scramble off the Whitney Trail, scary feeling at the tip with near vertical on 3 sides!


hightinerary - Aug 13, 2011 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2015

Why Not?  Sucess!

I have climbed it several times, always on my way back from Mt. Whitney.


GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

From Whitney Trail  Sucess!

Another fun side trip from the Whitney trail.


fedak - Aug 31, 2009 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

Side trip from Whitney Trail  Sucess!

Nice little diversion from the Whitney Trail
(with, IMHO, a nicer 360 view than the Whitney summit)

Pics are here.


GerryS - Dec 1, 2007 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2007

Must do  Sucess!

Nice excursion from the main trail

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Nov 2, 2007 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

2007 Sierra Challenge  Sucess!

Last day of the 2007 Sierra Challenge. The main objective of the day was to climb Mt. Newcomb. Starting at Whitney Portal I decided to climb McAdie on the way from Arc Pass. Then descended the class 2 chute to Crabtree Pass, climbed Mt. Newcomb via the class 3 east face. From there I returned to Crabtree Pass and gained the Sierra Crest climbing Discovery Pinnacle from the south. I intercepted the trail and hiked up Mt. Whitney. On the way back I also climbed Keeler Needle, Crooks Peak, Third Needle, Aguille Extra, Aguille du Paquoir and Mt. Muir. A long day in a very beautiful area. 14.5h car to car.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Aug 5, 2007 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

East Buttress  Sucess!

Climbed the somewhat long and definitely interesting East Buttress with Brian Decker. After topping out just below the "summit" we traversed over to the main trail, went up Whitney, and then down the Mountaineer's Route. Interesting crowd that you find on Whitney in the summer high season. Some are well-prepared. Others, well, let's just say that they are candidates for a Darwin Award.

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