Kearsarge Peak Climber's Log

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seano - Nov 29, 2010 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2010

East ridge  Sucess!

Major slog up the ridge from near the road to Lower Onion Valley. I was surprised to find the trail and partial stone building just below the summit ridge. Trip report


cab - Oct 4, 2010 10:53 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

Lilley Pass  Sucess!

Morning climb from Onion Valley on a crappy, rainy day. Climbed Independence Peak afterwards.


boyblue - Jul 6, 2010 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1986

Longer than planned day hike  Sucess!

From Onion Valley. Trip Report


kraymes - May 19, 2010 4:56 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

Square Nails  Sucess!

Up the old mining road from Onion Valley and skied out Sardine. Getting a bit bare down Sardine, but awesome corn and dancing Ravens.


mrchad9 - Jul 13, 2009 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Lilley Pass  Sucess!

Had an extra Sunday after finishing another trip early. Nice half/day hike- enjoyed the scree slide down more than the way up though. Superb views.


chudder - May 26, 2009 4:46 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2009

Lilley Pass  Sucess!

Snowshoes would have been nice. Lilley Pass snow-free.


dshoshone - Apr 7, 2009 11:04 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009

Lilley Pass  Sucess!

Climbed with my wife and our dog. Snow from the parking lot to the top.


Noondueler - Nov 4, 2008 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1999

Took the south chute...  Sucess!

...down and almost got busted 500 ft above the base of the peak on a ledge. Found a class 3 move to get outa the mess only to bitch and moan my way down a nasty talus slope to the Onion Valley trailhead!


dpsiebert - Aug 21, 2008 6:47 am

South Face  Sucess!

Climb with Dragon over a weekend. Pretty easy.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jun 29, 2007 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2007

South Face  Sucess!

An easy dayhike out of Onion Valley. Found a 57yr-old tin can with a mining claim boundary document inside. Trip Report


MelbaToast - Sep 25, 2006 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

From Onion Valley to Road's End in King's Canyon  Sucess!

Rob and I started at Onion Valley Trailhead at 6:30 on Saturday morning, hiked up over Kearsarge Pass, down past the Kearsarge Lakes and took the John Muir Trail past Vidette Meadow and along Bubb's Creek to Junction Meadow. Our friend Craig started at Road's End and hiked up toward Onion Valley. We met just above Junction Meadow and chatted for a while. We were thinking of doing Mt. Brewer together but decided we wanted more than a one-night trip for that. Rob and I camped at Junction Meadow and hiked out the last 10 miles on Sunday. A gorgeous, two-day backpacking trip. It was a bit windy and cold below Kearsarge Pass but nice everywhere else. My first time at King's Canyon. I'm looking forward to going back!


SawtoothSean - Jan 29, 2006 11:37 pm

Route Climbed: Kearsarge Pass Trail Date Climbed: 8/10/95  Sucess!

Backpacking trip - summitted several of the Kearsarge Pinnacles also- a bit more challenging.


rocketsredglare - Oct 26, 2005 8:31 pm

Route Climbed: Regular Date Climbed: 1999  Sucess!

Tagged this on the way into Bubbs Creek area. My first true back country experience and I've never looked back.

ridgeard3230 - Sep 2, 2005 10:05 pm

Route Climbed: the chute to the right of Lilly pass Date Climbed: Aug. 28,2005  Sucess!

We stayed along the wall which made it much easier to climb. Once on the ridge the going was very nice to the peak.

On the descent I'll try the Lilly Pass next time.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 2, 2005 8:32 pm

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: March 21, 2004  Sucess!

My first snow climb! Great route up one of the chutes up the S Face.

mtnfoto - Aug 12, 2005 12:56 am

Route Climbed: Lilley Pass Route Date Climbed: Aug 1992  Sucess!

Saw a hang glider soaring above and east of the summit.


ExploreABitMore - Mar 4, 2005 10:08 pm

Route Climbed: Lilley Pass Route Date Climbed: July 28, 2002  Sucess!

Fun climb .. well, I wasn't thinking it was fun at the time, while going up the scree and loose rock in Lilley Chute ... but looking back ... yeah, it was cool! Great views of the valley! I would have to imagine this route is more fun than the old mining trails on the other side of the peak.

Gene - Dec 20, 2004 4:30 am

Route Climbed: From Onion Valley Date Climbed: June 2004

Can you say "slog?"

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 16, 2004 12:15 am

Route Climbed: West Slopes from Lilley Pass Date Climbed: July 4, 2004  Sucess!

I was pretty beat from a longer-than-expected outing to Sill the day before, and settled on Kearsarge as a rest day (half-day, really) before a more ambitious hike on the holiday Monday.

The sand slog up Lilley Pass was tedious in the lower portions, but I found a reasonably solid rib part way up that made the climb more tolerable. (The pass is a blast to descend!) This peak was a minor milestone for me: my 50th SPS peak for the year.


pilz8 - Sep 17, 2003 2:40 pm

Route Climbed: from golden trout lakes Date Climbed: june 2002  Sucess!

Charlie sloan and I tried this peak twice the first time was early may 2002 we got within a 20 min. scramble but we turned back because of nasty weather. The second attempt was a score! We scrambled up a steep chute to the right of lily pass. Awesome views!!

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