Discovery Pinnacle Climber's Log

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hightinerary - Aug 17, 2019 9:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2019

A Pleasant Discovery  Sucess!

I never pass by it without climbing it, since I discovered how easy it is to do from Trail Crest. I've climbed it 17 times now.


philadendron - Aug 28, 2017 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2017

On the way down  Sucess!

This was a short scramble from Trail Crest, but worth it because you get cool views of the 99 switchbacks, and of the terrain South of Whitney Pass.


jdmorehouse - Oct 22, 2015 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2015

Snow  Sucess!

Significant snow on the infamous 99 switchbacks. Packed snow until close to 13,000', then just the tracks of a couple out ahead of me. Snow was firm, and crampons were useful. What was funny was that all the snow from the last storm was gone except on the north facing slopes, and there it was abundant, which included the switchbacks up from Trail Camp.


cab - Jun 16, 2014 10:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

Side Trip  Sucess!

Tagged this little peak on the way back to Trail Crest from Mt. Hitchcock.


Deb - May 24, 2013 12:58 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2013

Cold and Blustery  Sucess!

Something a little different. Having never been on Main Trail with so little snow, we opted to climb the snow slope over Trail Camp vice switchbacks. Then tagged Discovery with 30mph winds and rather cold. What a view! Great snow, great day.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 21, 2012 1:03 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2012

Frosting on the cake  Sucess!

We hiked up the Meysan Lakes Trail and climbed a number of peaks in the area, we camped the 3rd night near Crabtree Lakes. The next day we went from Crabtree to the JMT and down the Whitney Trail. So we actually started in the morning at 11160' and climbed this in 4 hr and 26 min. before heading down to Whitney Portal.


NavySeabee - Aug 8, 2012 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

Cool Diversion  Sucess!

This was a cool way to spend 20 minutes.


CWessels - Aug 3, 2012 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2012

This is a Peak?  Sucess!

Saw this little perch from Trail Crest after climbing Muir and decided to scramble up it. Not really a peak, I don't think. There's a 15' open book feature (with a crack in the center) on the west side that makes for a good challenge.


GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 12:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Whitney Loop  Sucess!

Climbed Discovery Pinnacle as part of a 5 peak Whitney Loop. Up the MR and down MT.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007

Nice side scramble  Sucess!

While waiting at Trail Crest.


bechtt - Jun 25, 2009 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2007

On the way to Whitney  Sucess!

On the way to Whitney I hit a bunch of these kind of things -- waiting for a buddy to trudge up the trail

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Mar 22, 2009 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

From Mt. Chamberlin  Sucess!

The last day of the 2007 Sierra Challenge was a long outing to Newcomb, Chamberlin, Discovery Pinnacle, and Mt. Whitney. Trip Report


oso1212 - Mar 21, 2009 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2009

Peak Tag  Sucess!

I climbed this peak without knowing which one it was. No info on SP so I made a page for it!

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