Granite Chief Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 59

mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 4:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2005

From OVI  Sucess!

Was staying at the Olympic Village Inn and hiked straight from there via Shirley Lake and up to the summit. Near the ridge had to cross some steep snow in our tennis shoes. Didn't have gloves so our hands nearly froze trying to pull ourselves up. Met up with some friends on top who had felt the need to take the gondola up.


WML - Mar 6, 2010 1:57 am

Easy way up  Sucess!

via the Granite Chief chair, made the turns look hard by looking silly the whole way down!


granjero - Mar 3, 2010 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2006

tough one from granite chair  Sucess!

but the turns were easy!


ckerth - Dec 18, 2009 1:51 am Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2009

From Squaw Valley  Sucess!

Climbed Emigrant Peak and then continued on to Granite Chief.

A Bit

A Bit - Nov 8, 2009 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2009

Granite Chief Trail  Sucess!

A sunny and warm November day. Went on to Needle and Lyons Peaks and back to Emigrant Peak.


96avs01 - Oct 5, 2009 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

Great Day!  Sucess!

Great morning/early afternoon outing, though the winds were quite strong. Immediately followed by Oktoberfest at Olympic Village and snow flurries in the evening. Keep the white stuff coming!


zplustwo - Jul 28, 2009 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

Climbed in June  Sucess!

Fun little peak.


fedak - Jul 20, 2009 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

Trail from Firehouse  Sucess!

Hot hot hot summer day.
Continued on to Needle/Lyons Peaks

Pics are here.


emilie - Jul 6, 2009 6:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

From Squaw Valley  Sucess!

Beautiful area with amazing views...


biz - Mar 15, 2009 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

North Ridge  Sucess!

Great conditions for snowshoeing, not so great for crampons. Beautiful area despite the resort.


ericnoel - Jul 22, 2008 2:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Generic Route  Sucess!

Nice peak in spite of the ski resort.

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Jul 15, 2008 1:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

Firehouse TH  Sucess!

Warm, smokey hike. Fires burning this Summer in the American River canyon have made the I-80 corridor look like something out of southern Cal. I would imagine on a clear day the views would be awesome. Another COHP completed.

Katy Y

Katy Y - Jun 29, 2008 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Gorgeous  Sucess!

Beautiful wildflowers. Everywhere. Best bit was the beer at high camp at the end...

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Apr 23, 2008 10:12 am Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2008

Squaw Valley Loop  Sucess!

Looped around the ridgelines surrounding Squaw Valley. Half on snowshoes, half on just crampons. Trip Report

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Mar 25, 2008 2:10 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2008

East Ridge (ascent); Northeast Face (descent)  Sucess!

Skied from the summit!


BCL - Feb 11, 2008 4:41 am Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008

North Ridge  Sucess!

Snowshoe from Olympic Village. Great day, less the buttholes of the squaw valley ski patrol.


Jonodo - Dec 2, 2007 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2007

Main Trail  Sucess!

I was glad to get one more hike in this late in the season without breaking out the snowshoes. Temps were in the low 20's at the start and it was really, really windy. We tried to hit Needle Peak but the winds were way to strong. Hiked with Ol'Walsher. Nice day.


buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Firehouse Route  Sucess!

Relatively straightforward hike. We got slightly turned around after we passed under the ski lift, but soon reoriented ourselves.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 14, 2007 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2007

North Ridge  Sucess!

A nice, easy two-fer for the day. Tinker Knob and then Granite Chief out of Squaw Valley. The trail to the PCT meanders quite a bit and then disappears, but the XC is easy. Nice hike, but would be much better without the ski lifts. C2C time: 6 hrs 45 mins.


gregoryv - Aug 20, 2007 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Fun Hike  Sucess!

Enjoyable dayhike

Viewing: 1-20 of 59
Return to 'Granite Chief' main page