Florence Peak Climber's Log

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colinr - Oct 17, 2016 3:16 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2016

Wow!  Sucess!

An invigorating day among the winds, clouds, and rocks! Class 3 NE ridge up and class 2 NE slope down. Conditions made for a wild time!


BobD3 - Oct 5, 2015 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2015

South Ridge  Sucess!

Accessed the south ridge from Upper Bullfrog Lake and followed it to the summit area. Traversed to the west ridge near the top and then up to the summit. (Class 3)


SkyPilot84 - Aug 25, 2014 1:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014

From Franklin Pass  Sucess!

A suprisingly fun, short class 2 scramble up from the pass.


theflyingmountaineer - Jun 26, 2013 1:32 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

From Franklin Pass  Sucess!

Slogged through quite a bit of (deep) snow to get to the top, but we did it! Beautiful day... oddly it was considerably windier at Franklin Pass than it was at the summit. Yet another excellent experience in the Great Western Divide.


bechtt - Jun 24, 2013 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

NE Ridge (ascent) / SW slopes (descent)  Sucess!

Nice day to do the Florence / Vandever combo.


krrt2000 - Feb 27, 2012 12:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2011

West Side/Ridge  Sucess!

With Duane day tripped 1000-2100 from Mineral King, contoured from Farewell Gap, followed ridge over sub Peak 12,146, down to Bullfrog Lakes and out. Great hike and view!


seano - Feb 4, 2012 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011

From Vandever  Sucess!

Part of a counter-clockwise tour of most of the Mineral King area peaks. Hideous talus pile. Also summited the peak in between, whose name I forget. Trip report


GlennD - Jan 19, 2012 3:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2011

Quick Day Trip  Sucess!

Crushed Florence on a quick solo day trip to Mineral King. The deer up there are just about domestic, absolutely no fear of people.


cab - Sep 7, 2010 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

From Bullfrog Lakes  Sucess!

Part of a dayhike starting from Mineral King that included Vandever Mountain. The climb up from Bullfrog Lakes is really sandy in between the large boulders. Descended down to Franklin Pass and back to MK.


bc44caesar - Jun 21, 2010 11:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2010

Franklin Pass  Sucess!

Climbed from camp at 9450' in Farewell Valley. Intermittent snow led to Franklin Lakes, then almost solid snow to the summit. Skied from a little below the summit. Beautiful views to the Whitney group and Kaweahs.


mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 5:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2006

Northeast ridge  Sucess!

Nice scramble from Franklin Pass, then to Big Five Lakes and out via Timber Gap during a three day loop from Mineral King.


murraymcleod - Jan 8, 2010 1:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1974

1974 Climb  Sucess!

Climbed with Susan Stubblefield (wife #1) while on a backpack loop through Mineral King area (back when Walt Disney was still trying to turn MK into a ski resort!). Also climbed Mt. Florence in Yosemite in July, 1971 while working at Merced Lake HSC...(that peak appears to have no section on this site!)


rhyang - Jul 28, 2008 12:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

SW slopes  Sucess!

Came up from camp at upper Bullfrog Lake. Lots of sand to slog up, but just enough scrambling to make it worthwhile. Great views in the morning.


hikinedd - Jul 1, 2008 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2000

From Franklin Lakes  Sucess!

My first Sierra Peak.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 31, 2007 11:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007

Rainbow/Florence/Tulare  Sucess!

An enjoyable outing with beautiful weather in the Mineral King area all day. Trip Report

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 2, 2005 8:33 pm

Route Climbed: Franklin Pass Date Climbed: 6/27/05  Sucess!

Easy 2nd class from the pass.


RSN473 - Mar 1, 2005 5:05 pm

Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: August 22, 2002  Sucess!

Found a 3rd class route on SE Ridge

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 21, 2004 8:44 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge (ascent) / SW Slopes (descent) Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2004  Sucess!

The final stop on a Sawtooth-Needham-Rainbow-Florence dayhike out of Mineral King. (Traversed from Needham to Rainbow via Needham's SW Slope, Lakes 10,479 and 10,569, and up Rainbow's SE Slopes--a nice hike with easy solid granite ledges/boulders on the way up to Rainbow). Hazy views due to the ever present cloud cover that day.

The SW Slopes had some nice scrambling, with a bit of third class in places.

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