Jacks Peak Climber's Log

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ljwoodw - Jul 27, 2022 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2022

Traverse from Dicks  Sucess!

Enjoyed the ridge between the two peaks though I was breaking in a new pair of boots and kept tripping over things. Brief section of Class 3 moves was on solid rock and not at all exposed - very pleasant.

We decided to drop down to the lake at 9200' just NE of the summit and traverse back to the PCT under Dicks Peak. This I would not recommend due to constant crappy loose rock along the traverse, but we did get a nice glissade in, a blessing for late July in California anymore.


colingregory - Jul 27, 2020 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2020

Backpack  Sucess!

Day 2. We woke up at Gilmore Lake and leisurely made our way up the PCT to access the ridge to Dicks Peak. We started the 'scramble' up to the summit and quickly noticed multiple groups ascending the ridge. I counted 15 or so people and a dog. To our knowledge, not one of them actually tried to climb Dicks. Not really sure what they were all doing there. We enjoyed lunch on a windless peak before traversing the saddle to Jacks Peak. While doing so thunder started rolling miles to the south around the Mokelumne Wilderness. We had enough time for Jacks, but we stopped the leisurely pace. Forcing class 3 up to Jacks was fun, but once we made the summit we found the highpoint and headed down straight away. Our goal was to make it to the north shore of Aloha, but found an incredible campsite on the south slopes of Jacks near a tarn, so we set up camp. Immediately we were hit with heavy rain, and we jumped into our tents for a 30 minute rest. The rain stopped, the skies cleared, and we enjoyed a very relaxing evening looking down upon Lake Aloha.


WayneFry - Oct 1, 2018 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2018

Dicks and Jacks from Eagle Lakes  Sucess!

Up the north face of Dicks then a ridge walk over to Jacks. Beautiful day but super windy. Enjoyable scrambling on both peaks with stunning views of desolation.

Ryan Borzea

Ryan Borzea - Aug 17, 2016 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2016

Standard route  Sucess!

Great quick night hike in the snow!
1.12 Miles, 1400' ele. gain


Fairweather - Oct 25, 2015 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

From Glen Alpine  Sucess!

Solo loop over Jacks and Dicks on a beautiful spring morning.


bechtt - Aug 21, 2015 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2015

From Dicks  Sucess!

Long day hitting all four peaks (Tallac, Dicks, Jacks, and Pyramid) from Glen Alpine.

trexkerry - Aug 3, 2014 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

With Dicks  Sucess!

Round trip from Glen Alpine, went to Dicks then Jacks, descending down Jacks SE face to meet the PCT which took us back to the Glen Alpine trail. Trip report is HERE

cab - Jul 21, 2014 11:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014

From Dicks Peak  Sucess!

Short traverse from Dicks with just a few moves of easy Class 3 along the way. The descent down the talus to Half Moon Lake was not fun.


seano - May 29, 2014 3:08 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2014

From Price  Sucess!

Continuing Pyramid to Tallac traverse. Trip report.


jimegan - Sep 9, 2013 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2013

Jacks Peak  Sucess!

Climbed along with Dicks Peak from Bayview trailhead


lizklevy - Jul 28, 2012 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012

Jacks to Dicks Traverse  Sucess!

Day hike from Glen Alpine to Jacks and then traversed across to Dicks.


mg1779 - Jul 16, 2012 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Backpacked It!  Sucess!

Backpacking trip through desolation. Decided to hike over some peaks instead of going the long way around! Traversed over from Dicks peak and then down to Aloha Lake.


MarekB - Oct 20, 2011 1:52 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2011

Tallac, Dicks & Jacks traverse  Sucess!

Nice hike and great views on E side of Crystal Range with quite a bit of snow still lingering from previous week's storm. Pretty windy but it only made it bearable; very hot when calm.

srobinson - Aug 29, 2011 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2011

Double Peak  Sucess!

Very long but beautiful day - doubled up with Dicks Peak. Total of 17 miles hiked but very glad I did it.


mrchad9 - Feb 7, 2011 2:02 am Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2011

Winter Trip  Sucess!

In from Eagle Falls trailhead, did not see a soul all day. Cloudy, cold, and windy, but outstanding views everywhere. Really enjoyed the ridge over from Dicks Peak.

dkangas - Oct 11, 2010 12:22 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2010

Twin Bridges Day Hike  Sucess!

Solo day-hiked up from Horsetail Falls, across a mostly dry Lake Aloha, and up class 3 granite to high point 1/2 south of summit. Had an enjoyable traverse along the ridge to summit. Went down via Mosquito pass. Car to car 8 hours.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jul 25, 2010 5:15 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2010

From Twin Bridges  Sucess!

Nice snowshoe outing for my second visit. Trip Report


winemanvan - Mar 16, 2010 10:31 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1975

Jacks and Dicks   Sucess!

Same day. Good safe, healthy place for teenage boys to stay out of trouble.


biz - Feb 18, 2010 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

jacks, dicks, tallac  Sucess!

This was a fun solo traverse of some major peaks in desolation wilderness. Started and finished at Lake of the Woods.


haishan - Sep 28, 2009 1:45 am Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2003

Fun trip  Sucess!

S face from Lake Aloha and fun winter ridge scramble.

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