Easy class 2 climb from snow pass, with excellent summit views. Full TR here.
With Tommey after backpacking up with the group
day hike combined with Red Peak. it was a long day.
From Snow Pass, Secor says to ascend the east side of the northeast ridge -- but for the first 50 yards or so, the west side is more gentle. Just cross over when it cliffs out.
Long, scenic dayhike up the Merced, through high meadows, and among the talus into the clouds!
A snowy ascent up the South Ridge. The snow made what was likely an uneventful ascent much more exciting. Great views from the top, all in all a fun fall peak.
Woke up at Lake 10425 after climbing Gray Peak the day before, up Red Peak in the morning, followed the ridge from Red Peak Pass over Ottoway Peak and up to Merced (happy to drop the full pack for the first time at the saddle before Merced. From Merced on to Triple Divide, then back to Upper Ottoway Lake for the night before hiking out the next day.
Climbed with Sierra Club group from Fresno while backpacking for a week through Southern Yosemite...Also climbed Mt Lyell, Ottaway, and Red Peaks that trip.
A smoky day in the Sierra with plenty of mosquitoes, but still a fun outing. Trip Report
Climbed along with Ottoway and Red Peak at the beginning of a week long trip.
Merced Pk-Red Pk dayhike from the Quartz Mtn TH. While not a stellar climb, Merced Peak boasts some very nice summit views--I spent much longer than I'd intended up there soaking them in on a glorious fall day. Red Peak, on the other hand, has no redeeming qualities. Ugh.
From Upper Ottoway Lakes, Ray and I scrambled up to Merced Peak then over to Triple Divide Peak. The scramble down to the north was a bit sketchy over some steep snow (sans crampons), but we finally made it back to the Red Peak Trail which brought us up over the pass and back to our campsite. Trip Report
I did this as part of a two and a half day trip from Mono Meadows. A great part of Yosemite and a nice scramble.