Lone Pine Peak Climber's Log

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asmrz - Oct 25, 2019 10:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2013

NE Ridge from the desert floor  Sucess!

My wife Penelope and I climbed the Complete NE Ridge from the desert floor on August 8,9, 2013. It was the third time for me on this long (and seemingly getting longer) alpine ridge. Miguel Carmona and I soloed the ridge in 13 hours CTC in 1984, Rich Henke and I climbed the ridge in 3 days in winter of 94 and in August 2013, Penelope and I climbed it again, this time as a two day climb. Pen did a wonderful job soloing most of the route, we roped the last 2-3 pitches, we were getting a bit tired just as the climbing got really steep and loose. Pen wanted to do this for her 62nd Birthday.


LincolnB - Jul 23, 2018 8:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2018

From Grass Lake  Sucess!

Sierra Club outing. After climbing the difficult class 2 chute to Mallory the day before, this one was fun by comparison! We could pick ascent routes that were mostly stable, and there was plenty of soft dirt for boot-skiing on the way down


farrisgl - Jun 23, 2018 4:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2017

Summited past Peanut Lake  Sucess!

I always wanted to climb this peak. Kept looking up at from Lone Pine or down view from the summit of Whitney or Muir. Finally did it because I tried to get a permit anywhere in the Eastern Sierras and everything was booked apart from Meysan Trailhead. We camped out near the meadow area just above Peanut Lake. Initially hard to spot the Northwest class 2 route but as we got closer to the mountain the way up became clear. Just another slug up the slippery sandy soil. The false summits were a bit irritating but no one to blame but me. Great view!!! Good a fantastic photo looking west toward Irvine and Whitney.


jdmorehouse - Jun 2, 2018 12:32 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2018

Sand Slog From Hell  Sucess!

The forest service snow map showed plenty of snow left on Lone Pine Peak, so I thought, great. I'll bring my ice ax and crampons and climb the snow tongue up the ascent chute. Instead, I found no snow on the peak at all. The standard route up LPP lived up to its nasty reputation.


Diesel - Jul 22, 2016 12:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2016

NW Slope  Sucess!

Awful ascent on mostly scree, all day in the baking Sun. The slope was not only sandy and painful to go up on, but also boulders were sliding downhill with no apparent reason. As I got to the top, an avalanche of boulders occured. I was terrified going down that chute after that; I cleared the chute in 15 minutes going downhill, always looking uphill for the next tumbling boulder.


fatdad - Apr 10, 2016 12:10 am

Via North Ridge  Sucess!

Such a great peak and so much more to do: NE Ridge, South Face, etc.


mengbo - Sep 21, 2015 2:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2015

stardard 2nd class slog  Sucess!

day hike from meysan lake trailhead.


Romain - Sep 1, 2015 2:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2015

North Ridge  Sucess!

Took us a while since we drove up from sea level the day before. Do not underestimate how much time it will take to complete this long ridge climb. Very nice position on this route. As Secor says, this III, 5.5 route has a couple of 5.7 moves!


Fredericks87 - Jun 17, 2015 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015

Complete North Ridge   Sucess!

Climbed up the the north ridge from Owens Valley early saturday morning, made it to the third tower where we had to emergency bivouac due to the sudden storm that rolled in. Summited early the following morning. Amazing climb!!


WayneFry - Oct 19, 2014 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

North Ridge Epic  Sucess!

Climbed with a team of five. Two reached the top before it started snowing; the other three climbed the last 1,000 ft in snowy weather and didn't summit until dark.


Darren9 - Sep 29, 2014 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

North Ridge  Sucess!

Finally got a chance to summit this picturesque peak via the North Ridge.

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Sep 29, 2014 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

N Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed N. Ridge with 4 others. Great climb, but turned bad after my partner and I summited. Our other party of 3 got stuck on headwall during a snow storm and spent the next 8 hrs trying to reach summit. After we got them up had to descend in dark, and after endless wondering around near the lakes finally found trail back to camp. Long day!


iditarod81 - Sep 1, 2014 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

Birthday hike  Sucess!

Day hike from Meysan Lakes. Beautiful weather and we had the summit and area to ourselves despite the holiday weekend.


labgloves - Aug 25, 2014 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014

Tiring chute - 2014 SC Day 9  Sucess!

Intended to climb nearby 'Roscoe peak,' but was too tired out by that awful chute. Next time, I've got to pick a better route ...

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Jun 13, 2014 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2014

Great views!  Sucess!

Hiked up the Meysan Lakes Trail to Grass Lake, then headed up the slope and chute. Plenty of big rocks to follow, first to the left, then middle, finally on the right, very little problem with sand. Missed the part about the false summits on the ridge so went over all of them, came back down the right way!


caysedave - Nov 4, 2013 4:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

LPP  Sucess!

Interesting day out.


dpsiebert - Oct 28, 2013 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2013

NW Slope  Sucess!

I enjoyed it, didn't seem like a slog to me at all.


cab - Jul 6, 2012 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Northwest Slope  Sucess!

Pretty sandy slope which made for a tedious ascent, but a relatively quick descent. There are some rocks on the sides of the chute to cling to to avoid some of the sand.


oliverkalt - Jun 19, 2012 12:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

N-ridge  Sucess!

One long day trip. With all the nice bivy sites along the way, next time I think I want to use one of them. The views from the ridge are amazing.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Aug 24, 2011 3:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2011

North Ridge  Sucess!

Mary and I climbed this with a planned bivy after gaining the notch at the start of the ridge. Some excellent bivy ledges can be found with nice views of the lights down in Lone Pine. The route was much longer than expected, with multiple sections of 5th class climbing. We stayed almost entirely on the ridge crest. The descent is not straighforward, but we made it work and found ourselves at Grass Lake for the hike out. A bigger day than we were looking for.

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