Four Gables Climber's Log

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trhemm - Jun 9, 2021 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2021

South Slope  Sucess!

Easy run up class 2 terrain

jonathanlegg - Jul 22, 2020 9:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2020

Hobart Lakes to Four Gables  Sucess!

Made the journey up to all the Hobart Lakes and then Four Gables (after dipping down to Rust Lake on the other side for a night). Didn't see another human for 3 days.. was fantastic (but caution on all those loose rocks!)
I recorded the journey: Trail map and notes in the description of the video.


CWessels - Jun 28, 2018 1:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2018

South Ridge  Sucess!

Not the most thrilling climb, but fine views from the summit. The angle on Bear Creek Spire is quite stunning.


LincolnB - Jun 25, 2018 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2018

From Pilot Knob  Sucess!

From Pilot Knob stayed high, near 12,000', eventually dropping a bit to the lakes above Desolation before reaching the peak. The terrain was easy, but not being acclimated to the altitude made this less than pleasant. Returned via the north-west shore of Desolation lake - not recommended; cliffs and boulders.

Scott M.

Scott M. - Sep 26, 2017 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2017

N. Lake via Desolation Lake  Sucess!

Nice day hike from North Lake via Desolation Lake. Fine views from the top.


Romain - Jul 13, 2017 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2017

Four Gables via South Slopes  Sucess!

Part of a Humphreys Basin trip. Note that as of July 2017 the summit register for Four Gables is located on (and bolted to) the summit of Peak 12,801 - this is not the summit of Four Gables as shown on the USGS maps, but is the highpoint of this section of ridge. Getting to the summit of 12,801 is class 2 from Desolation Lake. On this visit we tagged all the high points of the area in search of the correct summit. All these have outstanding views, all different, so a traverse of the whole area is worthwhile, and very straightforward.


bechtt - Sep 19, 2016 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2016

Traverse from Basin  Sucess!

Fun traverse from Basin via South Basin. Saw some fellow Sierra Challengers on the higher bump. Chute to Horton Lakes was horribly loose and no fun. Pictures


Ruvicha - Sep 5, 2016 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2016

Ecellent hike  Sucess!

Climbed this with Ambret and two others. Very decent ascent up a peak that looks completely different from the other side, plus a really nice sandy beach that awaits to refresh you after the descent.


Ambret - Sep 4, 2016 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2016

Summited from Desolation Lake  Sucess!

After hiking to and camping at Desolation Lake, summited Four Gables Peak via the south face, a relatively easy ascent up sand and some boulder-scrambling. Great views of Mt Tom, Horton Lake, Basin Mountain, Desolation Lake and the Sierra backcountry from the top.


colinr - Aug 27, 2016 12:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2016

From N. Lake W/Four Gables South & Gable Lakes Peak  Sucess!

Sierra Challenge Day 6:

The register is on Four Gables South, reachable via a fun class 3 scramble from Four Gables, or class 2 scree & boulders if you prefer more loss & gain.


cab - Aug 15, 2016 11:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

From Pilot Knob  Sucess!

The actual summit when approached from the south is a joke with hardly any prominence. The final climb is a tortuous sandy slog too. But, hiking across the awesome Humphreys Basin made it all worthwhile. Second peak of the day after Pilot Knob in the morning.


mengbo - Jul 19, 2015 3:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015

day hike from north lake th  Sucess!

day hike in a windy day, thunderstorm is approaching. also bagged Pilot Knob same day.


soslaw - Oct 13, 2014 1:52 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2014

East Ridge  Sucess!

Nice stroll along a well ducked trail to upper Horton lake. Delicate class 3 descent at southern end of the lake. Tedious moraine followed by loose serpentine chutes with redeeming class 3 and 4 moves along the way.


wmolland - Sep 2, 2014 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2014

From Desolation  Sucess!

An easy walk from the lower lakes to the summit. There is a fine boulder for napping on at the summit, along with fine views.


Daria - Jul 29, 2013 10:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2013

dayhike with unamed peak  Sucess!

From upper horton lakes....tedious climb and some rather challenging 4th class to summit but the peaks granite faces were spectacular. Great views and the upper Horton lakes were beautiful!


mrchad9 - Jun 18, 2013 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2013

East Ridge (Chute)  Sucess!

Well it isn't the East Ridge at all really, rather a chute on the south side of the East Ridge. Still a great outing... perhaps my favorite valley in the Sierra! Easy route up to Upper Horton Lakes with more of a use trail than I expected. Fun climbing up to the ridge and then over to the highpoint to the south. Seems like a lot of people don't bother to visit the actual summit. Hmmmmmmmmm......

Still had time to swing by Point 12808, my favorite unnamed peak in the Sierra, before heading out. Love the view of it from down the valley. Took the NE Chute down and then back to the trailhead.


dshoshone - Jul 24, 2012 11:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2012

S. Slope  Sucess!

Easy walkup with the dog


bruceg - Dec 22, 2010 4:29 pm

Great view  Sucess!

From Humphreys Basin at the end of Mammoth to North Lake high route trip


calipidder - Sep 2, 2010 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010

Made up a route from Steelhead Lake  Sucess!

Camped at Steelhead and started up towards Steelhead Pass in the morning. Decided once we got closer instead to take a steep talusy chute straight up to the plateau. This chute ended up being really loose and steep, so on the way down we took Steelhead Pass. Supposed to be class 2 but I think we chose the wrong line and ended up in some low class 3. Last summit of a week of peak bagging - I'm just about done with talus for a while. Oh who am I kidding, I'm going back tomorrow.


jonhersh - Jul 27, 2010 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1999

North Ridge  Sucess!

Reached saddle from west side. Camped at Gable Lakes. Approached from Pine Creek TH.

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