Excelsior Mountain Climber's Log

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LincolnB - Dec 29, 2011 10:34 am Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2011

Winter climb  Sucess!

Took the opportunity to climb this in a low snow year. Ice on the talus and frigid wind made this less enjoyable than my usual summer climbs. Register had been placed Sept 2010 and already had a couple dozen entries.


soslaw - Sep 18, 2011 10:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

N East Ridge  Sucess!

Northern Yosemite's high country views are the payoff. North faces of Conness and North Peak seem within touching distance.


dshoshone - Sep 14, 2011 11:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011

Virginia Lakes  Sucess!

Nice easy walk with the dog


hgrapid - Jul 24, 2010 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Hot day  Sucess!

Quite a hot day. The mosquitoes were ravenous all the way up to almost 12,000'.


mrchad9 - Jun 13, 2010 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

Virginia Lakes  Sucess!

One of my favorite dayhikes. Up in a half day trip from Virginia Lakes, splendid views all around from the summit.


Noondueler - Nov 4, 2008 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1998

Snowy range  Sucess!

The passes just opened after a heavy el nino. Just did it again June 26, '09.

A Bit

A Bit - Aug 15, 2007 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Nice dayhike from the Virginia Lakes trailhead. After leaving the trail, I had the mountain all to myself. A little cool and windy, but the views were worth it. Didn't find a summit register.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Aug 6, 2007 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

NE-Ridge  Sucess!

Fun warm-up hike for the 2007 Sierra Challenge. Excellent views. Then traversed the entire ridge to Dunderberg.

Adamus - Jul 21, 2007 4:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Fun half-dayhike from Virginia Lakes. Good views with solid talus the whole way. 1:55 up. Some clouds, but no storm today.


jonhersh - Sep 11, 2006 5:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Route Climbed: NE Ridge  Sucess!

Fun dayhike from Virginia Lakes TH. Weather was great.

No summit register. Maybe the next person up could bring one.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 27, 2005 9:06 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

Dayhike from Virginia Lakes TH. Great day, albeit with stiff winds. Summit in 2 hrs, 30 min. Then off to Dunderberg. The views were outstanding!


uwjennie - Sep 25, 2005 9:46 pm

Route Climbed: NE ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 24, 2005  Sucess!

Good dayhike.


bearbnz - Aug 26, 2005 4:20 pm

Route Climbed: Norhteast Ridge Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed this peak with Greg Enright on a search for an overdue day hiker. We summited to check the summit register to see if the missing hiker had signed in, then descended the North Ridge (the subject's reported ascent route). We found the missing hiker, unfortunately deceased, on the east side of the north ridge. She had apparently taken a loooong fall to the glacier/snowfield in the cirque below. We declined the helo ride out, and continued back to the trailhead on foot.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Jul 24, 2005 10:00 pm

Route Climbed: From VA lakes Date Climbed: 23 July 2005  Sucess!

No ice axe, no crampons for the first time this year! At last, a nice class 1 hike on a perfect day. Easy, easy ascent on mostly consolidated scree/talus.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 18, 2005 12:28 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

From Elevation Point 11524 to Dunderberg.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - May 24, 2004 1:55 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: May 23, 2004  Sucess!

Cold, windy, but scenic hike from the Virginia Lakes TH.


pilz8 - Oct 7, 2002 1:23 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast ridge from Virginia lakes Date Climbed: october 5 2002  Sucess!

Nice fall climb. We didnt see any other people, had perfect weather and some new snow, thigh deep near the peak . It was so clear it seemed like you could see hundreds of miles.

Joe Hanssen

Joe Hanssen - Jul 29, 2002 6:22 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 6 '02  Sucess!

Typical rocky hike, it would be a much better trip in the winter with skis. Good views from Dunderburg to Dana. The Northeast Ridge seemed more like a class 1.


gordonye - May 19, 2002 11:23 pm

Route Climbed: Virginia Lakes to northeast ridge Date Climbed: 5/18/2002

Great ski tour with good spring snow conditions. Lack of acclimatization caused me to use up too much time napping, so I ended up only reaching the northeast ridge.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - May 19, 2002 4:27 pm

Route Climbed: From Shepherd Crest Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2000  Sucess!

One big pile of rubble. But nice views. Probably an easier climb from the north, too. Trip Report

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