Joe Devel Peak Climber's Log

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Romain - Jun 30, 2020 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2020

Traverse from Mount Pickering  Sucess!

On a two-day traverse of Pickering, Joe Devel, Chamberlin and Newcomb. Trip report.


mengbo - Oct 11, 2015 11:12 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2015

day hike  Sucess!

a long hike from cottonwood pass, also bagged Pickering same day.


Deb - Sep 7, 2015 2:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Via SE   Sucess!

Staying off sand slog, we ascended SE slope to ridge, finding Class 3 along the way. Onward to Pickering and Newcomb.


bechtt - Sep 3, 2014 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

Big Loop  Sucess!

Last of four peaks which included (in order) Newcomb, Chamberlin, Pickering, and Joe Devel. Up via Miter Basin from Soldier Lake and down Joe Devel's sandy south face.


cab - Sep 23, 2013 10:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

From Pickering  Sucess!

Solo dayhike from Horseshoe Meadows. After traversing from Pickering, I descended the sandy slopes to Upper Rock Creek. Going up this way would have been miserable.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 21, 2012 1:43 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2012

Day 2, #2  Sucess!

We hiked up the Meysan Lakes Trail and camped the 1st night on a saddle above the lake on the ridge up to Irvine. Then we traversed over to Mallory and LeConte before going down a gully and camping below Pickering. The next day we climbed Pickering, Joe Devel and Chamberlin and then down to Crabtree Lakes. The following day we went from Crabtree to the JMT and and climbed up Discovery Pinnacle before going down the Whitney Trail.


96avs01 - May 28, 2012 9:26 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

From Pickering  Sucess!

Glad we didn't ascend the S-SW sand slopes!


crag - May 20, 2012 12:40 pm

east face  Sucess!

In mid-September 1999, 4 of us went into Rock Creek Canyon for a 6-day peak bagging expedition. We set up our base camp along Rock Creek, below Erin Lake. As luck would have it, we got hit by the remnant of a hurricane, and it rained almost every day, with occasional hail and lighting. On the first clear day, we climbed Joe Devel via the east face, which is easy and straightforward class 2-3 talus with some sand near the top. From there we crossed the ridge to Pickering and descended the Pickering's SE Ridge. Both of these peaks are easy and both have spectacular views. We didn't encounter anyone else the entire time we were in the Rock Creek drainage.


seano - Feb 4, 2012 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

From Cottonwood Lakes  Sucess!

A big, wretched sand climb from where you leave the trail, and a long hike over Cottonwood Pass. Trip report

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 7, 2011 2:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

From Cottonwood Lakes TH  Sucess!

Via Cottonwood Pass, day 10 of the 2006 Sierra Challenge, climbed with Pickering. Trip Report

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