East Vidette Climber's Log

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Romain - Jul 14, 2021 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2021

East Ridge  Sucess!

Trip report.


wmolland - Jun 24, 2018 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2018

East Ridge   Sucess!

A nice scramble up the east ridge. Most of the 3rd class parts can be avoided if, desired. It was a long walk starting from Roads End that morning, but totally worth it :)


mrchad9 - Jul 22, 2013 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2013

East Ridge  Sucess!

Quick run up the east ridge from camp in Center Basin. Found the ridge fun and easy but perhaps a bit overrated.


hightinerary - Jul 30, 2011 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009

OV to EV  Sucess!

I climbed it as a dayhike from Onion Valley. I thought it was a fun ridge scramble.


cab - Jul 18, 2011 12:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

East Ridge  Sucess!

Dayhike from Onion Valley. Climbed up the east ridge and down the southeast chutes. The crux of the climb may have been crossing Bubbs Creek which was running high and fast. On the way back on the JMT before reaching Vidette Meadow, I came across two full grown bears playing/wrestling right on the trail which was pretty cool.


Daria - Aug 15, 2010 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

Sierra Challenge 09  Sucess!

Sierra Challenge 2009. From East side-tedious scramble, and cool large summit boulders. The hike back up to Bullfrog lake was soooooo much fun!!!!! (not really)


ckerth - Aug 7, 2010 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

East Ridge  Sucess!

Dayhike from Onion Valley Campground. Climbed up the East Ridge and down the SE Chute.


seano - Aug 18, 2009 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009

East Ridge (maybe)  Sucess!

First part of a Sierra Challenge twofer. Mixed class 2/3 with lots of bushes and dirt. It's a nice-looking peak, but the climb doesn't live up to it.


MarieP - Aug 11, 2009 3:50 pm

East Ridge  Sucess!

Part of a 3 day backpacking trip


birdhead - Jul 20, 2009 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

SE Slope/East Ridge  Sucess!

A solo day trip from our camp at Charlotte Lake. Climbed some combination of a chute on the SE side lower down and what I think was the East Ridge higher up. Route was class 2-3 and there was fun scrambling near the top. Descended the wrong chute on the way down and had to traverse over to find easier ground.


SillyUncleKarl - Jul 9, 2008 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

June 28, 08 report  Sucess!

Nice straight-forward solo climb up northeast ridge, and some nice snow-sliding down.

Only down-side were the pesky mosquito's that followed me to the top.

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts - Dec 10, 2007 3:42 pm

East Ridge  Sucess!

The first time I climbed this in 1979, the original register was still there. By the mid80's it was gone. Nice climb!

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Aug 15, 2007 11:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007

Vidette Duo Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhiked the two Videttes (West and East) during Day 7 of the 2007 Sierra Challenge. Descending from West Vidette, Bob pointed to the craggy and broken up West Face of East Vidette and said, "hmmm... I think there's a 3rd/4th class route somewhere on that face." That was all I needed to head straight up. Much better climbing than West Vidette. Descended the E/SE side. Car to Car time: 13 hours.


bechtt - Aug 1, 2007 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

3rd class ridge was fun with good views. The descent via the cl.2 chute wasn't fun. Peak #13 on JMT adventure.


derbilly - Apr 29, 2007 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

I climbed this peak while backpacking in the park for a week. It had snowed/rained 2 days earlier extinguishing a few small wildfires nearby thereby clearing the air. Little was left on the peak on the south-facing route.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 17, 2006 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

Dayhiked with Evan on day 7 of the Sierra Challenge. The route can hardly be described as classic, but rather mundane. The North Side looks a good deal more exciting.

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