Leavitt Peak Climber's Log

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bc44caesar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Nov 4, 2008 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2007

Brand new summit sign  Sucess!

Also hiked in '97 and 2003

Hyadventure

Hyadventure - Sep 23, 2008 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

Blue Canyon Route  Sucess!

Not the most memorable climb I’ve ever done, but a nice day hike.

A Bit

A Bit - Aug 31, 2008 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Dayhike off PCT  Sucess!

A good dayhike. Windy, but nothing but blue skies.

soslaw

soslaw - Jul 6, 2008 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Y Couloir  Sucess!

Via right hand branch. Left branch melted out as was the lower half of the couloir. Descent northwest ridge.

MtnLdr

MtnLdr - May 19, 2008 2:33 pm

Didn't know it had a name!

Can't remember exactly when it was that we climbed this one, but it was winter, '01 or '02 (can't remember), and we didn't know the mountain had a name back then. Climbed with a large group of fellow instructors from the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center.

kovarpa

kovarpa - May 18, 2008 9:50 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Y couloir, twice  Sucess!

Climbed up, thought about skiing this down - to the entertainment of other skiers on the summit, just before dropping in one my skis released and went all the way down the couloir... so down I went and back up again. Dropped in at about noon but chickened out after some 50 feet... climbed back up and skied the north slope instead back down Blue Canyon... I wish I was a better skier.

96avs01

96avs01 - May 10, 2008 10:33 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2008

Shredn the N. Bowl  Sucess!

Quick morning solo trip with the splitboard up the North Bowl. The couloirs didn't look appealing, so even with a partner it would have still been the N. Bowl for descent. Conditions were firm for about 300', and then nothing but prime Sierra spring corn!

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