Laurel Mountain Climber's Log

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jkalember - Oct 31, 2020 9:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2020

Laurel Mtn from the bottom  Sucess!

The road to the trailhead for Laurel Pass, which is on the Laurel/Bloody saddle, has been rendered almost impassable except for rugged 4WD and ATVs. So for normal people, to get up Laurel and Bloody, you start way down in the desert. I bivvied halfway up to enjoy the Perseids, and then summited and returned the next day. Spectacular views of the Doroty Lakes group, Red Slate, Morrison, Baldwin and Bloody. What in the 60s was a great little scree scramble has tuned into a major undertaking.


Deb - Jul 16, 2018 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2018

NE Gulley  Sucess!

Easy day scrambling up the NE gulley Kevin Graves and Bob Cable; descent wasn’t so bad either, literally ran down the NE ridge and left the boys behind.


Climbpeaks - Feb 22, 2018 5:01 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2018

Winter From Laurel Lakes Road  Sucess!

Laurel Lakes Road definitely was not in winter shape, but once up the bushwack slope and on to the steeper stuff, winter was everywhere. Temps hovered around zero. Incredible views from the top.

trexkerry - Dec 31, 2017 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2017

Laurel/Bloody  Sucess!

Solid hike, looks exceedingly steep from Bloody but wasn't too bad.


colinr - Oct 6, 2017 1:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2017

NE Gully  Sucess!

NE Gully


gordonye - Oct 1, 2017 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2017

Northeast Gully  Sucess!

Climbed with Mike Chen, 10 hrs car to car. Sustained fun climbing. The descent gully is one of the worst.


wmolland - Jul 4, 2017 8:08 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2017

From Laurel/bloody saddle   Sucess!

A nice cruise mostly up snow to the saddle and then an easy scramble to the summit from there. Stunning views and a good day out.


dshoshone - Jun 23, 2017 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 1998

N face  Sucess!

Climbed many times


Romain - Jul 15, 2016 1:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012

NE Gully  Sucess!

With R. Renteria. Protecting any of this is futile. Leave the rope at home. Trip report.


Fairweather - Oct 25, 2015 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012

NE Gully  Sucess!

Got off-route up high (too far right) and climbed some sketchy higher angle rock up to the top.
With Todd.


mengbo - Aug 30, 2015 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2015

day hike  Sucess!

Day hike from Convict Lake Trailhead. Windy and smoky day. Route: TH->Baldwin->Bloody->Laurel->TH


WayneFry - Aug 28, 2014 12:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014

NE Gully  Sucess!

Great route with some fun sustained climbing. Much more fun than the NE ridge route. Base to summit in about 3.5 hours.

dkangas - Aug 26, 2014 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014

NE Gully  Sucess!

Adventurous, byzantine route--but you gotta love scree because this one serves up some of the Sierra's finest.


CWessels - Aug 8, 2014 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2014

NE Gully  Sucess!

Fantastic! Probably my favorite climb of any.


Climbpeaks - Jul 30, 2014 6:04 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2014

From Sherwin side  Sucess!

Hiked up the Laurel Lakes Road all the way from down near Highway 395. Once at a decent spot, I hiked and scrambled up Laurel from the North through bush, scree, and rock. Much longer than anticipated, but I could see some climbers far ahead and towards the summit which motivated me to push on, as it looked like they had just finished on the NE route from the Convict Lake side and were making their own final ascent. Summited with some incredible views towards Bloody Mountain Duck Lake Peak, the Silver Divide, Red Slate, and deep in to the Sierra Range.

Had snowboarded Mammoth the day before, so my legs were asking to be taking off life support.


MarekB - Dec 2, 2013 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2011

NE ridge  Sucess!

Not a very inspiring climb but gorgeous views from the summit!

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - May 27, 2013 1:42 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2013

Fun solo  Sucess!

Climbed a very prominent arete to the right of the NE gully which splits up and right around the red rock band. Climbed a headwall that was 99% never climbed before- sketchiest moves I have done while soloing. Had a lot of fun in the end. Rock above wasn't bad at all and arete was amazing!


labgloves - Oct 15, 2012 10:25 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2012

From Laurel/Bloody Saddle  Sucess!

Out on a fall camping trip with ST, FR, and MB. JQ and I ascended from the saddle. Great weekend. Featured the first snow of the year.

ripper333 - Sep 22, 2012 11:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2012

NE gully kinda ha  Sucess!

started up this route and made some wrong turn but this mistake led us into a fantastic river of great rock... nice welcome back to the rock for my friend jenn.. we are calling this johnny cash ring of fire 5.8R.. damn i wont forget this!! outstanding.


crimsonblood - Apr 17, 2012 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2011

Wishing for more snow  Sucess!

We had hoped for more snow, but the start to the season was quite dry. Ended up bushwacking up to the NE ridge where decent rock was finally found. Overall a nice day and a nice view.

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