Leavitt Peak Climber's Log

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Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Aug 22, 2007 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

PCT dayhike  Sucess!

An easy trip along the PCT, as a warmup for the Sierra Challenge. Trip Report

mlarkin2002 - Jul 15, 2007 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

PCT Dayhike  Sucess!

Uneventful dayhike from the PCT TH @ Sonora Pass.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Jul 9, 2007 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Via Blue Canyon  Sucess!

After climbing Highland Pk in the morning, I was pretty beat by the time I scrambled up the NW ridge. Cold and windy on top. 4h car to car.


thebeave7 - Jul 1, 2007 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2007

Blue Canyon/PCT  Sucess!

Second time up from Blue Canyon via the NW ridge, beautiful route. No snow this year(low snow), made short work of the route. Then descended the PCT over to Sonora Peak. Not a person on the peak.


derekp62 - Jun 25, 2007 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Day Hiking Leavitt  Sucess!

Day hiked Leavitt Peak with some friends from the Loma Preita Peak Climbing Section. I was surprise at the amount of snow we had to traverse. You can see for 50 miles for this peak.

Fredd C Dobbs

Fredd C Dobbs - Jun 20, 2007 11:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

From PCT  Sucess!

Great day hike, a little windy.


BCL - Aug 28, 2006 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

Route Climbed: SE Ridge  Sucess!

Easy tag from the PCT.

ndriley97 - Jun 20, 2006 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Y couloir  Sucess!

Climbed Y couloir with friend Andrew. There was A LOT of snow up there. Well worth it, though, with views south to Mt. Lyell from the top.


sierramtngoat - Jun 19, 2006 10:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006

"Y" Couloir  Sucess!

Climbed the Y Couloir with my Buddy Dave. Man eating suncups and runnels slowed us down but we were successful (snow convered 95% of the route). The upper Y was nicely steep, probably 55 degrees or more.


SawtoothSean - Feb 21, 2006 6:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1999

Rest Stop  Sucess!

On our way to visit sister-inlaw. We stopped and I pleaded for a quick run to the summit. I had serious time limits from the wife, so I ran as hard as I could. Next time I'll be able to llok around more.


mtldrinstr - Sep 27, 2005 10:22 pm

Route Climbed: via Leavitt Lake Date Climbed: Nov 2002  Sucess!

Very windy day.


hockeyman - Sep 12, 2005 10:07 am

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: September 10, 2005  Sucess!

Great day but very windy! My son's first summit and overnight trip. Blue Canyon is a great way to the peak and nice lakes along the way.


Jonodo - Jul 2, 2005 11:29 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

Holy Postholing!!! Still a fair amount of snow. On the larger fields sun cups were up to 3 feet deep. On average 1-2 feet. Later in the afternoon the postholing was terrible. I sunk to my groin several times, but mostly knee and thigh depth. For a short 9 mile hike, it took me over 8 hours to complete. It was all well worth it. I think Sonora Pass are is one of my favorite places in CA. Although I'm a little tired of making it a day trip from Sacramento. 7 hours of driving in a day gets to be a bit much. Anyway, Leavitt is a fun and relatively easy peak if you leave enough time to acclimate.

Eric L

Eric L - Jun 20, 2005 1:03 am

Route Climbed: " Y " couloir Date Climbed: 11 June 2005  Sucess!

Climbed the Y couloir and the north face with mrolph. It was a great day.


mrolph - Jun 12, 2005 3:45 pm

Route Climbed: Y Couloir Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed the Y Couloir on the north face with Eric L.


SgtSarge - Jan 18, 2005 9:15 pm

Route Climbed: via Leavitt Lake Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Nice hike from Leavitt Lake. The route follows a nice ridge with plenty of lakes in view. There are also several other peaks to bag in this area.

Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce - Nov 3, 2003 3:24 pm

Route Climbed: Via Leavitt Lake Date Climbed: September, 2003  Sucess!

This would make a great training run--going from Leavitt Lake to the summit--about 2000 feet of gain, with some nice sections of rolling ridgeline to stretch it out.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Oct 26, 2003 11:24 pm

Route Climbed: SE Ridge; Leavitt Lake Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2003; Oct 8, 2004  Sucess!

Not much to say about this one, except that I was pretty tired after Rodgers Peak the day before. Cold and windy on the summit...

Came back almost a year later as a warm-up (paired with nearby Stanislaus) for some higher peaks down by Whitney. Pleasant hike.


Alpinist - Aug 23, 2003 1:49 pm

Route Climbed: Ascent from Kennedy Lake Date Climbed: May 25, 2003  Sucess!

Bruce and I climbed the south face reaching the western saddle, then walked up to the summit. The ascent took 6 hours rom nearby Kennedy Lake due to heavy snow on the upper half of the ridge. I was climbing knee deep in many places as the snow was soft. My friend who is heavier than me was sinking even deeper, slowing our progress. We descended via the eastern ridge, step-sliding most of the way the down. Yahoooo!

The weather was perfect at Kenndy Lake, at 70 degrees with partly cloudy skies. However, it was blowing like hell on the summit and we only stayed a few minutes.

We meet a group of skiers near the summit who came up from Blue Canyon and were skiing the bowl on the north side of the ridge.

Leavitt Peak is the highest point in the Emigrant Wilderness and offers great veiws!


dharmadog - Apr 18, 2003 8:41 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

This is a great walk from Sonora Pass. Many lakes are visable on this trip. This mountain has a flat summit.

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