Leavitt Peak Climber's Log

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seano - Sep 30, 2012 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Morning jaunt  Sucess!

I climbed it from the PCT at Sonora Pass. There is a decent use trail to tame the hellish volcanic rubble.


ScrambledLeggs - Sep 19, 2012 7:51 pm

PCT Ascent  Sucess!

I climbed Leavitt as a side trip during my 2012 thru hike.


labgloves - Jul 2, 2012 10:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

Beautiful day  Sucess!

We were the second party to summit in July of 2012. This is a popular peak for a reason, easy access off of an excellent section of the PCT from Sonora Pass.


LincolnB - Oct 3, 2011 9:58 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

Leavitt  Sucess!

A nice quick hike with great views. Wind was so strong near the summit I almost turned back, but wound up getting there by walking in a crouch and sitting out the worst of the gusts.

A new summit register had been placed just four days before by James Barlow and Heath Wilhoit of the SPS section. Thanks guys!


hgrapid - Sep 5, 2011 12:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

Perfect weather  Sucess!

Got a group of 9 up to the summit. Hiked with Pacific Crest Peak.
Great weather. Still some small patches of snow on the PCT, but overall, it was clear.


hightinerary - Jul 30, 2011 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2010

Love It  Sucess!

A very pleasant stroll down the PCT from Sonora Pass. I hope to return.


mengbo - Jun 27, 2011 12:55 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011

east ridge  Sucess!

still lots of snow for the first mile. took 7 hours for the round trip (4 hours up, 3 hours down).


bc44caesar - Jun 17, 2011 12:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011

Y Couloir  Sucess!

Skinned up Blue Canyon then on to the north face of Leavitt. Cramponed up the couloir and met with high winds at the summit. Awesome ski descent down the couloir and then back to the car, although it gets a little flat in spots. The couloir is 40 degrees max at the top, and mostly 35 I'd say.


Trawinski - Jun 1, 2011 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

3rd Time Up  Sucess!

This was my third time up. I love camping at Latopie Lake. This time the wind was sustained 50mph with winds gusting to 75 on the kestrel.


colinr - Dec 24, 2010 2:50 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

From east of the Pass  Sucess!

We were camped about a mile east of Sonora Pass, providing an opportunity for extra elevation gain on the hike and some fun scrambling to reach the trail. This was my daughter's highest summit to date, just before her third birthday. She insisted on hiking herself all the way up to the ridgetop where the wilderness signs stand before taking a nap much of the rest of the way to the summit in the pack. Mom was NOT happy when we got back after dark.


dshoshone - Aug 17, 2010 10:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

PCT  Sucess!

From Sonora Pass..one of the easiest peaks in the Sierra.. trail all the way to the top


SFMountaineer - Aug 16, 2010 11:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Beautiful day  Sucess!

A beautiful day hike from Sonora Pass. Easy use trail from the east ridge.


nickL - Aug 2, 2010 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2009

Leavitt Loop  Sucess!

I did this as a loop by heading north west from Leavitt Lake and climbing the east ridge past Latopie Lake. Came back down the long way, following the PCT all the way SW till the trail turns back toward Leavitt Lake. Very scenic hike and I didnt see another soul till I got back down to Leavitt Lake!


ckerth - Jul 11, 2010 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Blue Canyon  Sucess!

Went up Blue Canyon before crossing over to the NW ridge. Great views from the summit.


mrchad9 - Jun 13, 2010 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

From Sonora Pass  Sucess!

Great leisurely 2-day backpack from Sonora Pass, very scenic hike. Camped at Latopie Lake and climbed the ridge from the lake.


RussThaw - Aug 20, 2009 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

more direct route  Sucess!

Another perfect weather day with my summit partner Melissa Thaw. Found that by going to Koenig lake, then proceeding up the use trail to the right, you go up a direct route to the summit. russ thaw


derbilly - Jul 28, 2009 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

From Sonora Pass  Sucess!

Easy day trip.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Jun 20, 2009 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

From PCT  Sucess!

Still a lot of snow in the bowls. Took some energy to traverse those.

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - May 26, 2009 11:57 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2009

Memorial Day corn feast  Sucess!

Perfect corn snow, beautiful day and had the summit to myself...what more can you ask for! Was going to climb and ski the Y Couloir, but runneled up real good with some rock debris and didn't look too stable with all the sun hitting it. Instead, just hit up the NE bowl for some great turns!


wyopeakMike - Nov 29, 2008 6:45 pm

a fine view  Sucess!

I will always remember the day I hiked up to Leavitt's summit. It was when I lived in Auburn and was doing a lot of exploring in the region. The view to the south of the Emigrant Wilderness and Northern Yosemite was superb. I remember it being one of the most inspirational vistas I had ever seen. I live now in Wyoming for 15 years, but I still remember that view as something else. There were so many beautiful summits to gaze at, I could barely leave the summit. I remember it as a chilly clear day in the fall, and I drove back to Auburn a very happy hiker. I hope to return again. I always dreamed of Tower Peak after seeing it that day.

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