Koip Peak Climber's Log

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colinr

colinr - Oct 6, 2017 1:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2017

From Kuna West Ridge  Sucess!

Dayhike Loop

patricklynch88

patricklynch88 - Sep 17, 2017 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2017

Bloody Canyon  Sucess!

Koip Peak via Bloody Canyon and Parker Pass. Overnight trip at Lower Sardine Lake. 5,000 ft elevation gain. Party of 4.

Deb

Deb - Aug 18, 2017 1:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2017

...and Kuna  Sucess!

Hefty dayhike from Dana Mdws. Enjoyed Kuna much more.

trexkerry - Oct 30, 2016 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2016

Standard route  Sucess!

Koip, Kuna and Parker, via standard approach from Tioga road. A good trail covers most of this distance, the off trail stuff is class 2.

jdmorehouse

jdmorehouse - Sep 9, 2016 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2016

On the way to Kuna  Sucess!

Dayhike from Tioga Road. On the way to Kuna.

boyblue

boyblue - Dec 16, 2015 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 1981

North Ridge  Sucess!

Overnight trip from Parker Lake Canyon that included Parker Peak and Mount Wood. Trip Report

soslaw

soslaw - Sep 13, 2015 11:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

From Parker Lake  Sucess!

Surmounted the falls on the south side. After the first 15 feet the loose/brittle rock gave way to polished hard rock with pockets and cracks that made for no more than class 3. The aspen thicket above Parker Lake and cross country doesn't necessarily make for faster day even though the approach is 6 or so miles shorter than the standard route from Dana Meadows.

CWessels

CWessels - Jun 30, 2015 3:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2015

Day hike from Mono Pass  Sucess!

Nice views. Easy scramble. Kuna was a bit more exciting.

bechtt

bechtt - Jun 29, 2015 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

Mono Pass trail  Sucess!

standard route that included Kuna.

LincolnB

LincolnB - Oct 6, 2014 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

From June Lake Loop/Parker Lake

From the map, it looks like starting from June Lake Loop/Parker Lake, you can shave maybe 8 miles round trip off the standard route from Dana Meadows, at the cost of 1,000' or so added net elevation gain, plus some bushwacking and scree-sloping.
There's a good dirt road to the Parker Lake trailhead at 7,800', with a 4WD side road to 8,400'.
Hike the north shore of Parker. There is moderate brush for a mile or so above the lake -- we did not find a good route thru this, but aiming for the pine woods seemed best -- that part was fairly open.
The crux is a cliff band with waterfall at 10,000'. I attempted the south side but turned back due to Class 3 climbing with some loose rock and moderate exposure. My companions continued on and had no further difficulties reaching the main trail. They descended the north side of the waterfall and reported it easier than the south side -- look for a deer trail passing through a patch of pine trees.

thexcat

thexcat - Aug 13, 2014 10:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

From Dana Meadows  Sucess!

With MD from Dana Meadows. Tagged Kuna Peak. Then explored the wreckage. Then traversed to Koip. The trail to Koip Peak pass has nicely built switchbacks - I counted 21. A bit under 12hrs c2c.

misclevitz - Jan 10, 2014 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2013

Part of 12 day backpacking trip  Sucess!

Was nearing the end of my backpacking trip--a tiny bit over 100 miles. The day before we camped at alger's lake, there was a fairly impacted area and it was a beautiful view. We basecamped there for a day and experienced nature, then on our way out of the wilderness decided to climb koip. We found a very old signature in the log book of one of our participant's aunt--was really exciting and the view was magnificint. I wish I knew about the crashed WWII plane as we would have looked for it--maybe next time!

mengbo

mengbo - Oct 20, 2013 7:16 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013

day hike  Sucess!

day hiked from dana meadows. i did not expect so many snow patches on the way, especially after the parker pass. sunny and windy, but the view is execllent!

fedak

fedak - Oct 1, 2011 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2011

Parker/Koip/Kuna traverse from Mono Pass Trailhead  Sucess!

Traversed to Koip from Parker on my way to Kuna.
Found a reasonably nice use trail on the south side of the Koip Pass facing slope which lasted until the base of the snowfield

Pics/commentary here.

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - May 1, 2011 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2011

East Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked to Parker Lake from the trailhead with spotty snow cover. Alternated skinning and booting the rest of the way to the summit. Great view from the top, horrible skiing on the way down, apart from a couple of shortish pitches. Loads of ice and windboard. 8hrs round trip.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 18, 2010 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

From Kuna  Sucess!

Day 3 of the Sierra Challenge, part of a large loop around Alger Lake area, coming from Blacktop Peak to the south and then Kuna. Trip Report

Daria

Daria - Aug 15, 2010 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

from Kuna and Blacktop  Sucess!

mehish slog

seano

seano - Aug 8, 2010 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

From Kuna  Sucess!

Sierra Challenge day 3. Chasing Bob.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Jun 13, 2010 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

With Kuna, Gibbs, Dana  Sucess!

A two day trip, pitched camp just over Parker Pass and summitted Koip and Kuna on day one, not much snow to contend with- no axe, or crampons involved.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

Dayhike from Mono Pass TH  Sucess!

Great hike over Parker Pass and up some grand switcher to Koip Peak Pass. Looped w/ Kuna, Parker, and Wood Peaks

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