Granite Chief Climber's Log

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ozarkmac

ozarkmac - Nov 7, 2015 10:33 am

From Squaw   Sucess!

Hiked up to Granite Chief several times during backpacks to Five Lakes and Whiskey Creek as a teen. Beginning of a lifelong love affair with mountains.

Fairweather

Fairweather - Oct 27, 2015 12:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2010

From Squaw Valley x2  Sucess!

Hot day, but nice hike.
Solo.
Returned in 2012 and also climbed Needle.

cab

cab - Oct 5, 2015 11:55 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2015

From Squaw Valley  Sucess!

First of 5 peaks - Granite Chief, Needle, Lyon, Tinker Knob & Anderson. Pretty grandiose name for such a nondescript peak.

ScottHanson

ScottHanson - Aug 30, 2015 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2015

from Olympic Village trlhd  Sucess!

Day 3 Sierra Challenge alternate peak.

bechtt

bechtt - Aug 21, 2015 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2015

Tram then PCT  Sucess!

Cut some distance/gain off using the very expensive and one way tram before heading to Tinker Knob.

davidsanger

davidsanger - Aug 12, 2015 1:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2015

quick afternoon via tram  Sucess!

After hiking Mt. Davidson and Ophir Hill in Nevada in the morning I stopped at Squaw on the way home for a quick run un Granite Chief. Took the tram and followed ski run roads to col beneath Emigrant to the PCT then across and on up to the summit of Granite Chief. Around 3 hours car to car.

Tuesdays in summer (2015) is discount day for tickets.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - May 30, 2015 2:49 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2015

East Ridge  Sucess!

A former skier, I enjoyed wandering under and around the lifts. Part of my route was on the trail, part on the straightest line. Loved the view from this highpoint. Then on to Needle Peak and back.

BCL

BCL - Jul 5, 2014 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2014

Granite Chief Trail  Sucess!

Granite Chief Trail. More scenic than expected. On to Lyon afterward.

seano

seano - May 29, 2014 3:02 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2014

From Tinker Knob  Sucess!

Followed the PCT part-way, then wandered up the ridge. Kind of disappointing being so close to the ski lifts. Trip report.

trexkerry - Oct 21, 2013 1:17 am Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2013

Granite/Needle/Lyon from Squaw Valley  Sucess!

Fun traverse of Granite Chief, Needle Peak and Lyon Peak from the firehouse trailhead in Squaw Valley. Trip report at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=107

wmolland

wmolland - Sep 17, 2013 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2013

Along with Tinker  Sucess!

A solid dayhike with Tinker Knob from the trailhead in Squaw. Nice views and a good day out.

Daria

Daria - Jul 29, 2013 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2013

loop hike  Sucess!

With Silver Peak and Squaw peak for a loop hike. Saw the first ever porcupine I've ever seen in the wilds on this hike!

JHH60

JHH60 - May 28, 2013 9:17 pm

From Squaw Valley  Sucess!

Hiked up the mountain at least twice, not quite sure of the dates other than the it was early summer and still a bit snowy the second time, and I remember practicing self arrest on a steep snowy patch.

JonathanHeywood - Aug 22, 2012 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2012

Great Loop  Sucess!

Took the Shirley Canyon Trail to Shirley Lake and then bushwacked to the summit. Descended via the Granite Chief Trail.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Jun 19, 2012 2:52 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2012

Unbeatable!  Sucess!

Took the tram up with Cedar to save wear and tear on my injured knee. A perfect day! Warm temps., clear views, hardly any wind, snowy Desolation peaks to the south and wild flowers.
Tagged a fun class 3 crag at the pass on the way back then killer smoked pizza at Fireside in the village after the hike.

GlennD

GlennD - Jan 15, 2012 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2012

Where's the snow?!  Sucess!

Not enough snow at squaw to make skiing worthwhile, so hiked up Granite Chief instead. Some snow cover along the PCT but trail was easy to follow. Great weather and views at the top.

scoob

scoob - Aug 19, 2011 5:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

x-country from west  Sucess!

we didn't take the easy way. parking at talbot campground on the west side, we hiked several miles into granite chief wilderness. after which we went x-country following the middle fork drainage to the back of squaw valley. the pacific crest trail took us to base of peak, we continued to summit setting up a bivy there. we spent a good night watching fireworks from the summit. nice...

mengbo

mengbo - May 15, 2011 1:14 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2011

Granite Chief to Squaw Valley Resort  Sucess!

Full trial without snowshoes or crampons. Ice axe was used on last 100 feet. After summit, we hiked to Squaw valley ski resort and followed one of the ski lift down hill. About 1/2 miles to the village, Bo magically survived from a big drop off. It was very cool to ride on a patrol's snowmobile for the last 1/2 mile.

SKI

SKI - Jan 7, 2011 9:01 am Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2010

Skied Squaw  Sucess!

Boot Packed up from the lift. Tough runs!

Miroslava

Miroslava - Jul 28, 2010 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

From Olympic Village  Sucess!

Summitted on the second attempt. On our first trip two weeks prior there was too much snow on trail.
I really enjoyed being there and did not want to leave. My mother kept saying that it was getting late and we needed to go back. I did not understand why we had to go back so soon. Took the gondola on the way down.

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