Merriam Peak Climber's Log

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LincolnB - Sep 20, 2018 10:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2018

From Honeymoon lake  Sucess!

Climbed Royce and Merriam from basecamp at Honeymoon lake - which has some great campsites along the SE shore. The summit has two highpoints - the topo map marks the south point as the peak, which was easy class 3, but the register turned out to be on the north point, which was also an easier climb. The register filled out in 2016 so people are just signing scraps of paper

ljwoodw - Aug 15, 2016 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

From the saddle  Sucess!

Enjoyable scramble. Stay close to the ridge for bigger moves on more secure rock (vs. less steep, but looser scree further right). Next person up might want to bring another small notebook, as it is full.


CameronGround - Aug 11, 2015 12:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2015

NE Ridge/Face  Sucess!

Climbed as much of the NE Ridge as I could, dropping down onto the NE face in a couple spots to avoid class 5. Really enjoyable scrambling. Continued down to the saddle and on to Royce, then Feather.

Edit: Surprised to see the comment of no register in June, I found the typical cylinder right at the top with a notebook dating to 2005.


mengbo - Jun 22, 2015 6:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

From Pine Creek TH  Sucess!

Day hike combined with Royce Peak. No summit register. Windy day.


cab - Sep 29, 2014 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2014

From Pine Creek Pass TH  Sucess!

Dayhike from Pine Creek Pass TH to Merriam and Royce. It snowed on me for most of the day, but luckily there wasn't too much wind so it wasn't very cold.


Deb - Sep 24, 2014 9:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2014

Two-fer Dayhike  Sucess!

NW ridge from the Merriam-Royce saddle. Stayed high to keep it close to Class 3. Simple stuff....then off to Royce.


wmolland - Sep 2, 2014 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014

From the col  Sucess!

Up from the saddle after Royce earlier and Pilot Knob before that. An nice easy 2nd class romp to the summit. It was a touch on the windy side when I was up there but the views were great!


Romain - Jun 13, 2014 12:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2014

Class 2 slopes from the saddle  Sucess!

This is a great looking peak and the climb to the saddle over consolidated snow was fun. I did Merriam first, Royce second. Merriam is the better climb. Trip report


thexcat - Oct 14, 2013 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

From Honeymoon Lake via Pine Creek pass with MD who stayed at Royce Lakes for a few hours while I went up Merriam and then Royce. Was concerned I would need an ice ax on the permanent snow field below the saddle but I was able to stay on dry land the whole way up. Merriam is a very nice looking peak from the East.


96avs01 - Jan 26, 2013 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

Great area  Sucess!

Nice quick side trip after Royce. Great area, hope to return often.


Fairweather - Oct 27, 2012 12:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2012

Day Hike via Saddle  Sucess!

Hiked with my son over Royce Pass, up Merriam and back via Pine Creek Pass. Perfect day for a climb.

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Vitaliy M. - Aug 27, 2012 3:01 pm

via North Buttress

Day-hiked north buttress (IV 5.10b) with Bryan. Awesome climb. Scenic area. TR


mrchad9 - Aug 6, 2012 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

Royce-Merriam Saddle  Sucess!

Quick start to the day en route to Royce, Feather, and 12918. No snow travel needed in the couloir this low snow year.


Daria - Aug 15, 2010 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009

day hike Sierra Challenge 2009  Sucess!

Impressive looking peak and beautiful surroundings. Despite some annoying snow sections and running out of water, the scramble was enjoyable.


whaynal - Sep 7, 2009 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Royce-Merriam Saddle  Sucess!

A long dayhike. Rather windy. Air-quality was less than great, due to the Mariposa Fire, I assume. But still great.


seano - Aug 27, 2009 9:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2009

East chute  Sucess!

Sticky class 2 slabs made this a fast climb, and the final class 3 bit dropped me right at the register. How cool is that?


derbilly - Aug 22, 2009 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Merriam-Royce saddle  Sucess!

Climbed out of pine creek with Royce for a long day. Alternate for day 2 of the challenge.


oliverkalt - Aug 7, 2009 1:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

From the saddle  Sucess!

much nicer scramble than Royce Peak

lakenyon - Jul 7, 2009 3:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

RM Saddle  Sucess!

on a backpacking trip, via Royce-Merriam Saddle


myles - Sep 8, 2008 12:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2008

Northwest Ridge from Saddle  Sucess!

Beautiful, calm day with great views. Got some fun class 3 in by sticking close to the ridge.

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