Mount Barnard Climber's Log

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BobD3 - Nov 26, 2015 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012

From Wallace Lake  Sucess!

Easy class 1/2 slopes from the south. No anxiety. Enjoyable with great views.


SchwartzOn - May 23, 2015 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2014

George Creek in a day  Sucess!

Gaining the Sierra Crest from the East side can be tricky outside of the major passes, and the hikers pass from George Creek was steep sand and tallus. Summited and as usual in the Sierras great views. Tried to follow Leigh Ortenburger's Class 2 route to Williamson, but George Creek has low visibility and finding the right drainage was an issue. Barnard was my consolation prize. Back to the car at first light.


cab - Apr 13, 2015 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2015

George Creek  Sucess!

Did an overnight trip up George Creek camping just below 9,000'. Climbed Barnard and Trojan the next day, then hiked all the way back out.


BobD3 - Feb 11, 2014 12:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012

From upper Wallace Lake basin   Sucess!

Enjoyable class 1 walk up from upper Wallace Lake basin. 4th and last peak on this memorable outing. Good weather throughout, no elec. storms or drenchings. GPS read over 14,000 on summit. (14,002-14,012).


calipidder - Aug 18, 2013 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013

Southwest Slopes from Wright Lakes  Sucess!

A lovely walk from our basecamp in the middle of Wright Lakes basin.


seano - Jul 27, 2011 1:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2011

From Wallace Lake  Sucess!

5h15 from Whitney Portal via Cleaver Col. Long day... Trip report


Daria - Aug 16, 2010 3:13 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2009

George Creek  Sucess!

Continued on to Trojan-had a really bad case of altitude related sickness on the way up, which thankfully passed.

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - May 5, 2010 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2010

via George Creek  Sucess!

did it with Trojan via George Creek


boyblue - Aug 12, 2009 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 1979

West Ridge  Sucess!

My main goal on this climb was to escape some very persistant and vicious mosquitos along Wallace Creek. (I'd lost my repellent a couple of days earlier.) The climb was easy, fun and relaxing. Descended along the slope just north of ridge. I discovered a ram's horn and an electronic box with the words, "US Army Radio Corps" inscribed on the plastic cover. Below that was the word, "Radiosond". Inside were some circuits and wires. Someone told me this was likely a transponder from a weather balloon. I left it where I found it.


mrchad9 - Jul 13, 2009 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

from Williamson Bowl  Sucess!

Great 4 day solo trip covering Will, Barnard, Trojan, and Tyndall. Camped in Williamson Bowl all three nights to avoid strong wind at the pass. Dropped down on the east side of the ridge to get from Trojan to Barnard. A nice couple who took the ridge over convinced me to stay on top on the way back. The ridge was enjoyable and glad I took the advice.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 14, 2008 2:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

South Ridge  Sucess!

Trip Report

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Jul 11, 2007 1:22 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007

Slog from George Creek  Sucess!

Glad to tick this one off. Terrible headache and nausea on the plateau--the short outing to Thor Peak the day before evidently wasn't really enough to acclimatize.

The views from Barnard were probably pretty nice, but I was mostly just happy at that point to have reached the summit and not be heading uphill anymore. :-)


bechtt - May 14, 2007 2:26 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2007

NE Slope from George Creek  Sucess!

Gordon and I trudged up George Creek to summit this great peak. Views were awesome, weather was spectacular, and Gordon could almost reach 14K' with his fingertips. Alas, we were too beaten up to venture over to Trojan so George Creek is in the cards for the future. Pictures

boisedoc - Apr 7, 2007 2:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2001

beautiful basin  Sucess!

fairly forgettable climb but the basin below was nice. Did it as a quick dayhike while backpacking along the John Muir Trail. The register was fascinating reading dating back to the 1930s.


mjrangel - Aug 4, 2006 7:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2006

West Slope  Sucess!

I convinced my wife to join me on this one. This was the third peak that I hit during our Trans-Sierra trip. We were disapointed to find that the summit register was missing and there wasn't even a cairn. I hear that Barnard was one of few peaks that, until recently, had the origional register. Great views of the Whitney region and the Kaweah Peaks.


pkclimber - May 15, 2006 5:21 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2006

Route Climbed: NE Slope Date Climbed May 7,2006  Sucess!

Four of us Patty, Harry, Susan and Dave descended from Trojan PK and then climbed the NE slope with just about no snow. Then hiked on sand, glissaded and snowshoed back to camp in George Creek. Full day but great way to start the 2006 Sierra Season!


Langenbacher - May 13, 2006 5:42 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2006

NE Slope  Sucess!

With David, Patty and Susan from Trojan Peak and camp along George Creek. See pictures at

Eric Tipton - Aug 12, 2005 8:22 am

Route Climbed: East Pillar III 5.9 Date Climbed: 2003

Great route, I climbed this route with Pat Brennen. It was my first time up George Creek, Pats fourth, what an approach. Shades of Williamson Creek. We summitted the pillar but didn't get the actual summit of Mt Barnard


DeRanger - Jun 21, 2005 12:19 pm

Route Climbed: easy route from Wright Lakes Basin Date Climbed: July 1982  Sucess!

Spnt night on top. Watched rocket take off from Vandenberg AFB, firing all 3 stages and in the AM was buzzed by a jet about 100' off the top while having coffee..


poorboy44 - May 18, 2005 2:07 am

Route Climbed: East Pillar Date Climbed: May 15, 2005

Bailed from P5. Stymied by heavy packs, would recommend ditching the snow/ice gear at the base and rapping the route. We lost a rope, too.

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