Madera Peak Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-11 of 11 - Jul 21, 2019 12:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

Madera Peak, CA, made it to the top  Sucess!

Very tough hike, had a great time, wonderful view


colinr - Jun 16, 2013 5:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013

Lady Lake-Madera Peak-Jackass Lakes Loop from Norris TH  Sucess!

Scenic loop from Norris TH, to Lady Lake, up the bowl below the east face to the summit ridge, then returning along the ridge and past the Jackass Lakes to the Norris Trail. Fine views all around from the summit on a hot day.


ScottRippee - Oct 5, 2012 2:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Jackass lakes trail up Norris lake trail back  Sucess!

Backpacked to upper Jackass Lake from then to the peak with Jason. Took longer than expected walking on the loose rocks and we ended up night hiking back to camp. So beautiful up there! Hiked out the next day on the Norris Lake trail.


krrt2000 - Feb 27, 2012 12:48 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

Norris  Sucess!

With Paul, Dale and Tony. Hiked the peak in 1990 as well. Great area, good fishing.


colinr - Dec 24, 2010 2:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Lillian Lake Loop Trail to Lady Lake via Norris TH   Sucess!

Hiked up to Lady Lake and the east face of the peak with the dogs from the Norris TH. Scrambled up the talus and snow in the bowl to the summit. Awesome views of the Ritter range!
Returned for a snowy hike Veterans Day weekend, but turned back before summitting.
Revisited partially frozen Lady Lake late fall 2011, but turned back before summitting due to low clouds and falling snow and drizzle.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Nov 21, 2010 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2010

From the Norris TH  Sucess!

A fun day scrambling about to this peak, then Redtop, Sing, and Gale. Trip Report.


dmitch - Oct 5, 2009 12:33 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

Route Climbed: East Face  Sucess!

Climbed East face out of Norris Creek, followed ridge to Sing Peak and descended down shoulder between the two to Chittenden Lake. Got a real late start but it looks like Gale Peak could be easily added. If this day doesn't make you want to climb Mt. Ritter I don't know what will.

Fredd C Dobbs

Fredd C Dobbs - Jun 9, 2007 11:31 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2007

Route: Jackass Lakes Trail  Sucess!

Excellent view of the Ritter Range from the summit.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Oct 29, 2005 12:04 am

Route Climbed: East Face (ascent) / North Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2005  Sucess!

The east face looked steep from a distance, but turned out to be almost all class 2 right up to the summit. Traversed over to Sing Peak, returning via Shirley Lake. Warmup hike for Foerster Peak the next day... gorgeous weather, not a cloud in the sky.


bennovak - Jul 17, 2004 5:59 pm

Route Climbed: East Side Date Climbed: August 16, 2002  Sucess!

Backpacking trip with G. Paul. We went up the east side from Lady Lake. We veered left from the face and followed a slippery scree chute up to the summit ridge. The chute can be easily avoided by veering even further to the left and obtaining the ridge


gordonye - Apr 2, 2002 2:02 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: May 28, 2000

Made it to the pass between Madera Peak and Sing Peak, to the north. Great glissade in the northeast bowl of Madera.

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