Keynot Peak Climber's Log

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gimpilator - Nov 2, 2017 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2017

Yep  Sucess!

8hr50m for both Inyo and Keynot. I was tired and slow from White and Barcroft the day before and Potato and Glass the day before that and Patterson the day before that. I was able to drive up to the washout at 5100 feet, but it was a little sketchy for the subaru.


jdmorehouse - May 18, 2017 4:32 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2017

2nd Ascent  Sucess!

First Inyo, then Keynot. Keynot was still holding snow just below the summit. I lost my Garmin 64s in some brush in the vicinity of the summit, so if anyone finds it, you know who to contact!


kenwood - May 22, 2015 3:48 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2015

via Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed via ridge to the right of union wash.


Deb - May 17, 2015 1:52 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2015

First of Two in a White-Out  Sucess!

Interesting ascent of Keynot with poor visibility, couple inches of fresh snow, enjoyed the Class 3 section. Tagged Inyo afterward..couldn't see shit there either.


jdmorehouse - Jul 6, 2013 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2013

Second of Inyo-Keynot Dayhike  Sucess!

These were the last two of four peaks over a three day period. After the rough ridge line to and from Inyo, the route up Keynot looked almost benign... at least until the "obstacles" near the summit. There is an easier way around them, but I just went over the top. They weren't too bad, but just when I thought I was done, I'd look up and find there was still more to climb! I was pretty beat by the time I got back to the car. Also, I don't recommend hiking these two in July. Even at 11,000' the temperatures were in the upper 70s, and warmer below.


cab - Apr 29, 2013 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

Union Wash  Sucess!

8.5 hour dayhike of Inyo and Keynot with Pat. The views to the snow-covered Sierras were incredible and I could have stared at them all day. We found very dry conditions in the Inyos with only a few very small patches of snow. From the crest, we took a use trail around the left (east) side of Keynot. The trail loses a little elevation at first but then ascends very steeply back to the ridge near the summit. The scree ski back down to Union Wash was epic!


seano - Oct 15, 2012 10:08 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2012

From Inyo  Sucess!

Traversed over from Mount Inyo after ascending Union Wash. Like Inyo, Keynot has an incredible view of the Sierra. Trip report.


EnFuego - Jul 3, 2011 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

Via Union Wash  Sucess!

Ascended via Union Wash. Beautiful cool day. Felt strong with plenty of water left at summit, so linked up with Mt Inyo.


Daria - Aug 16, 2010 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

10,000 ft. gain day hike  Sucess!

Day hike from Saline Valley-awesome experience, remote wilderness, one of my favorite mountain ranges


kraymes - May 19, 2010 5:06 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2010

Union Wash  Sucess!

Started before Steve but he beat me to the summit. I went up the south white limestone slot just before Bedspring Springs. It was hoot. Came down the saddle of UW after giving up on a double.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - May 2, 2010 9:09 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2010

Union Wash  Sucess!

Sounds like I had exactly the same conditions as Rick Kent did five years ago. Made the same route finding mistakes as well. Found the class 1-2 route on the way down--much faster. Intended to bag Inyo as well, but the quads were complaining on the descent and I had a timetable to keep. Glad I didn't bring the dog.


mrchad9 - Jul 1, 2009 9:12 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

Union Wash  Sucess!

Straight up the ridge from Union Wash trailhead- enjoy these short and steep type routes. Bypassed the class 3 on the ridge just before the summit by traversing the NW slope on a faint use trail. Climbed Inyo next but enjoyed Keynot a little more- maybe I was tired.

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Oct 8, 2008 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2008

Saline Valley  Sucess!

Did it from Saline Valley on one of the rough ridges. 10k' gain/loss. Truly wild place on the east side in the Valley.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jun 21, 2008 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008

Traverse from inyo  Sucess!

Combo with Mt. Inyo, 9hr10m outing. Just enough snow to get water from. Didn't find any sketchy cl 3 as described by Matthew. He may have been hallucinating as it can get hot up there. Trip Report

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 10, 2005 12:39 am

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge from Union Wash Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2005  Sucess!

Some astoundingly rotten, sketchy third class along the ridge--not recommended. The west side of the ridge looked even looser and more tedious. The east side had snow. Much better views from Mt. Inyo.


tiogap - Sep 8, 2005 10:50 pm

Route Climbed: 2nd class Date Climbed: April, 1979  Sucess!

climbed Inyo also


Shano - Feb 18, 2005 7:28 pm

Route Climbed: via Union Wash Date Climbed: 05May 2003  Sucess!

Climbed w/ DPS group led by Dennis Richards and Ron Hudson in a 2 day attempt on Inyo and Keynot (successful on both counts!)

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