Kuna Peak Climber's Log

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96avs01

96avs01 - Jul 19, 2009 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

Traverse from Koip  Sucess!

Chased down the mountain by a hail storm...at 9:30 AM! Great views, didn't have the luxury of time to look for the old wreckage.

panweilin

panweilin - Jul 23, 2008 12:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Koip & Kuna Peaks  Sucess!

Start from Mono Pass TH

Adamus - Jul 13, 2008 7:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2008

Dayhike from Mono Pass TH  Sucess!

Climbed along with Koip, Parker, and Wood.

metasyn11

metasyn11 - Jul 10, 2007 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

From Koip  Sucess!

Made the ascent from Koip on a dayhike out of Mono Pass TH. I wasn't sure I made it to the high point yet (no register), and was traversing along the Kuna Crest when I was rebuffed by the gaping chasm in the ridgeline shortly west of the summit. I later found out in was only class 3, but didn't think to really start climbing it to find out. No matter, I (later found out) made it to the high point anyway.

boisedoc

boisedoc - Sep 11, 2006 6:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2002

from Koip Peak  Sucess!

Lots of shattered rock. Interesting plane wreckage

sierragator

sierragator - Aug 21, 2005 10:50 am

Route Climbed: traverse from Koip Date Climbed: 8-20-05  Sucess!

Long dayhike from Walker Lake to bag Koip, Kuna, Parker, Wood, and Lewis. Could not find the summit register for Kuna,, hopefully it is just hidden on the summit instead of falling victim to whoever is stealing sierra summit registers. Great weather and awesome views.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 19, 2004 2:24 pm

Route Climbed: Traversed from Koip, down West Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2004  Sucess!

I went back mostly to tag Parker Peak and Mt. Wood. Then climbed Koip, traversed over to Kuna, then got stormed off as I was traversing north to Mammoth Peak. Trip Report

Bunnyhiker

Bunnyhiker - Sep 20, 2004 5:46 am

Route Climbed: Traverse from Koip Peak Date Climbed: September 12, 2004  Sucess!

Fairly easy talus walk up and over Koip Peak. Windy as hell lower down, at the summit almost calm, although I could hear the wind blasting up the S face. Summit register currently under the vertically arranged rocks that form the high point.

mrolph

mrolph - Aug 4, 2003 7:46 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Koip Date Climbed: July 27, 2003  Sucess!

A worthwhile sidetrip from Koip. The airplane wreckage in the saddle was fascinating. There is a summit register stuffed in a small padded glass jar and wedged in the rocks. Apparently the register is difficult to find, it only contained a dozen or so entries in the last 3 years.

Joe Hanssen

Joe Hanssen - Jul 29, 2002 6:41 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Koip Date Climbed: July 14 '02  Sucess!

The traverse from Koip is pretty fun, takes about 20 minutes. There are fascinating artifacts on the Koip/Kuna saddle if you make it there. Solo

mpbro

mpbro - Oct 3, 2001 3:15 pm

Route Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: August, 1998

I got kind of lost one time and ended up climbing quite a way up the nasty west talus slopes of Kuna Peak, probably to the 11500-12000' range...with an overfull pack. Didn't go to the summit, though.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 2, 2001 11:47 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Koip Peak Date Climbed: Oct 9, 1998  Sucess!

After climbing Koip Peak, I had to climb the higher Kuna Peak to the west. Hard to tell where the high point is though, and no summit register. Trip report

gordonye

gordonye - Oct 2, 2001 10:47 pm

Route Climbed: West side from Helen Lake Date Climbed: October 2000

This was after the first light snow of the season, and no one was in sight for the entire two days we were there. Views of Lyell and Ritter groups were magnificent; unlike in southern Sierra where high peaks are massed together, here the broad intervening spaces lend a feeling of vastness and regal presence to the high ranges.



We ascended from Helen Lake on the west side of Kuna Peak, first overcoming about 2000 feet of steep talus made of sharp metamorphic rocks. On top of the NW ridge of Kuna the thin rock flakes all stick up like a field of knives. The steep 100 foot cleft on the west side of summit plateau was the crux, especially with some snow cover. My partner Vladimir Ulyashin made it to the summit.

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