Leavitt Peak Climber's Log

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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

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

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.

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Apr 4, 2003 12:07 am

Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge via Blue Canyon Date Climbed: 8/29/02  Sucess!

Beautiful late season climb on a clear day. The hike is pretty exposed, but it was a cool day, so there was no problems with heat. Started from the bottom of Blue Canyon, hiked up past Blue Lake and Deadman Lake. Then to the slippier ascent of the Northwest ridge. This route is much more scenic and enjoyable than the Southeast ridge via the PCT. I've added this route to the page.

Brett A - Nov 15, 2002 11:15 pm

Route Climbed: South East Ridge Date Climbed: July 29, 2000  Sucess!

On the last morning of a 50 miler, we ascended from our camp at Latopie Lake and went up the scree slopes. We found a use trail half way up and followed it. Not too much exposure and scrammbled a little. The view from the top wasn't great because of a fire in Kennedy Meadows (Not the one right below us, the southern one). Was fun anyway. We then hiked out to Sonora Pass.

mpyle

mpyle - Aug 10, 2002 2:47 pm

Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: July 1994  Sucess!

Nice walk up. Remember some cool, colorful lichen on route. I thought view was decent...Kennedy Lake is a LONG way down.

Joe Hanssen

Joe Hanssen - Jul 29, 2002 6:47 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 27 '02  Sucess!

An easy class 1 route. Not too many mountains around this area, so the views were mediocre.



Made some snowboard descents in this area in Spring '01, but thunderstorms prevented a summit attempt.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Aug 26, 2001 5:44 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: May 20, 1995  Sucess!

Hiked into Blue Canyon and set up camp below Blue Canyon Lake. With lots of snow and plenty of daylight, I hiked up to Leavitt while the others hung around camp (there's just a bunch of snow there, so I didn't see the fun in just hanging out). I returned via the NW ridge of the Pacific Crest, descending a steep snow chute directly down to Blue Canyon Lake. That was fun! Trip Report

keema

keema - Aug 20, 2001 9:35 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 12, 2001

Took 3 hours to reach the summit. What a great view. Seems like you can see forever. A very fun day.

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