Junction Peak Climber's Log

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BobD3 - Aug 5, 2017 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2017

Diamond Mesa/ South Ridge  Sucess!

Nice class 3 climb from the campsite near Shepherd Pass. Pretty solid rock overall, would certainly recommend this route. If you do go this way, please keep in mind the first summit in view is a false summit, just slightly lower, and is bypassed on the left. Also, it would be wise to GPS mark the entrance/exit off of Diamond Mesa. I didn't, and I paid the price by wandering too far right (north) on the exit.


Deb - Sep 1, 2016 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2016

West Face  Sucess!

Pk #6 on day 3 of bagging peaks over Shepherd Pass. Thoroughly enjoyed the scramble from Pk 13431 at the pass and up Junction's west face.


Fairweather - Oct 14, 2015 12:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

Junction & Tyndall  Sucess!

After climbing Tyndall, we headed across the Shepherd Plateau and up onto Diamond Mesa from which we climbed the South Ridge.
Fun route and descent back to Anvil Camp with Todd.


cab - Jun 29, 2015 11:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

South Face  Sucess!

After climbing Mt. Keith earlier in the day, we camped at Lake 3,806m. Climbed the South Face of Junction Peak in the morning. For the final traverse along the south ridge starting at the top of the south face, we initially dropped down on the left side of the ridge, then climbed a chute back up to the ridge which put us about 1/4 of the way to the summit. From there, we stayed directly on the ridge to the summit.


mrchad9 - Jul 22, 2013 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

Forester Pass  Sucess!

Took the ridge and west chute up from Forester Pass during a weekend in Center Basin. Goes over one of my favorite stretches of the JMT, loved the walk through there. Fun climbing up slabs in the chute with a bit of poking around to find the best route to the summit at the top. View is superb!


seano - Aug 20, 2012 10:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

From Diamond Mesa  Sucess!

Day 10 of the Sierra Challenge. Life is easier if you stay below the ridge to the left. Trip report.


Guilty - Jul 21, 2010 7:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010

SW slope  Sucess!

Decide to do this from the John Muir Trail. Last minute thing, but a fun-route finding peak.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 2, 2009 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

from Forester Pass  Sucess!

Tagged this peak along with Caltech. Fun class 3 scrambling from Forester Pass.


MarieP - Aug 11, 2009 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

From Forester Pass  Sucess!

Part of 3-day backpacking trip


JGHarrison - Jan 26, 2009 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

Unknown route  Sucess!

I had no route descriptions, so unsure as to the title of my route. I went straight up Diamond Mesa, across the mesa, across a knife ridge, and up a steep loose coluir. I do not recommend going up the colouir as it was extremely loose. Great fun though

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts - Jul 31, 2008 6:45 pm

South Ridge  Sucess!

Nice climb.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 25, 2008 2:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2008

South Face (ascent); East Chute (descent)  Sucess!

Trip Report


bechtt - Aug 1, 2007 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

From Forester Pass  Sucess!

Quick 2 hour roundtrip from the pass with a bit of hail on top. Views were phenomenal. Peak #14 on JMT adventure.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Jul 11, 2007 1:31 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2007

South Face  Sucess!

Spectacular summit ridge--it's just a shame it requires a slog up Shepherd Pass and up endless sand on the south face to reach it.

The ridge looked intimidating on the climb up, and based on a hazy recollection of Secor's advice, I dropped off the ridge to the west side, which proved to be tricky in places (difficult route-finding, some delicate moves). On the return, I kept religiously to the crest of the ridge, and found it *much* easier, although a couple of moves still seemed more like 4th class than 3rd.

No sleep and no acclimatization beforehand made this a much tougher outing than I was anticipating. Mt. Keith will have to wait for another time.


atavist - Jun 22, 2007 10:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2005

from the east side  Sucess!

Hiked in from Roads End TH. Tried to make it to Tyndall but after crossing Forester pass decided to bag Junction instead to save some time.


tpdwr - Sep 27, 2005 7:26 pm

Route Climbed: South ridge, Diamond Mesa Date Climbed: August 24, 1982  Sucess!

Camped at south end of Diamond Mesa. Great climb. A little cloudy on top.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Sep 21, 2005 12:23 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 14, 2005  Sucess!

Last day of the 2005 Sierra Challenge. Beautiful summit with huge exposure on the summit ridge.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 19, 2005 11:50 am

Route Climbed: South Ridge (ascent) / NE Chute (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2005  Sucess!

Last day of the 2005 Challenge. A bit harder than the Tyndall dayhike, though not as hard as Williamson. Trip Report.


PellucidWombat - Sep 17, 2005 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2005

Route Climbed: SW Slopes

Almost climbed this with the Sierra Challenge crew. I made it as far as the nearly-as-high false summit, 100 ft away.

I suspected that the slopes would be a class 2 slog, w/ the class 3 being the upper portion shared w/ the SW Ridge, and I was right! Since I wimped out on the final 100 ft traverse due to exposure, I'll have to come back, but next time I'll ascend the SW Ridge


breadbox - Aug 22, 2005 2:36 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: 8/14/05  Sucess!

Yeah, Miguel, what he said.

Stevee B

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