Desolation Peaks Climber's Log

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Amongst-it - Aug 18, 2020 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2020

Desolation Exploration (sneaks and route pics)  Sucess!

Tried to detail the climb as thoroughly as I could while highlighting various options up West Desolation. Also of interest is a sneak that avoids some of the most difficult moves on East Desolation, a link to my report is here, feel free to comment! Great day, aside from the smoke from the Cameron Peak Fire. Copy and paste link into browser, it's just a Wordpress blog link, nothing crazy.


Lobo44 - Sep 16, 2019 2:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2019

Dane Johnson  Sucess!

Had a goal to summit Hagues then on to desolations and back to my truck at corral creek about 20 miles with my dog. We slept on Rowe mountain in some rocks outta the wind. Had to help my dog down several hard core drops. We decended down hazeline lake scenic but no fish and way steep trek down to Hagues Creek following animal trails and the creek.


wmolland - Sep 10, 2013 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2013

Cool Peaks  Sucess!

We hit all 5 summits marked on the map and had to burrow into the summit of one to retrieve a fallen phone. We got it back. Fun peaks that see very little traffic.


awhite28 - Dec 25, 2012 1:37 pm

Desolation  Sucess!

Truly amazing day


Kiefer - Sep 10, 2012 1:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

Long Ridge  Sucess!

FINALLY got back up here and did East Desolation Peak. Man, that was quite a little spicy ridge! Freaking loose too!

Brian C

Brian C - Dec 12, 2010 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2008

Long Way!  Sucess!

When we did this old fall river was closed and we had to hike both ways from the upper visitor center.


CSUMarmot - Sep 25, 2010 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

It took 3 times  Sucess!

but i finally summited

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Sep 21, 2009 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

via Chapin Pass  Sucess!

En route to Flatiron Mountain, 11220 & 10855.


Kiefer - Jul 22, 2006 8:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

From Chapin/Ypislon  Sucess!

The weather was absolutely perfect! I made it to the west summit and to the saddle before I ran out of time. Took longer then I expected and was looser then I thought. Will be back later for the east summit. Headed straight down to the valley floor and took Chapin Pass trail back to the TH. One of the more enjoyable mountains I've been up.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 29, 2006 1:45 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 1986

From Chapin Pass via Chapin, Chiquita, Ypsilon  Sucess!

Total ascents = 2. First time from Chapin Pass via Chapin, Chiquita and Ypsilon ... finished the day by going on out to Flatiron then descending into the Chapin Creek drainage and hiking back to Chapin Pass.


NanitaD - Feb 28, 2006 1:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1997

From Chapin Pass to Corral Creek  Sucess!

Having already climbed Chapin, Chiquita, and Ypsilon we by-passed them and went around to Desolation. Desolation is well worth the effort with large angular rocks and a little route finding to get to the true summit. We continued north-east along the ridge to Flatiron Mtn. then followed the Flatiron ridge down to were we met the Mummy Pass trail amd out to a second car we'd left at the Corral Creek trailhead. Some of the best tundra cruising in the park is along the Flatiron ridge.


Lobo44 - Sep 16, 2019 2:25 am

Re: From Chapin Pass to Corral Creek

Curios about that way.. I dropped into hazeline lake instead of staying on the ridge..


miztflip - Sep 25, 2003 6:50 pm

Route Climbed: Chapin Pass Date Climbed: September 25, 2003  Sucess!

Increadible summit block. Made for a great afternoon hike on my 29th birthday. Easy, though long hike to the peaks and lots of dirty loose scrambling leading to the East summit.

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