Mount Hoffmann Climber's Log

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haishan - Sep 28, 2009 2:06 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2001

Always pleasant  Sucess!

A nice ski tour from the Valley, great views.


CWessels - Sep 21, 2009 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

May Lake and Off-Trail  Sucess!

From SW edge of May Lake, we ditched the trail and scrambled straight up toward the two unnamed(?) granite formations below the saddle. Mostly Class 2; though, I summited the left formation which involved some Class 3.


Mountain_girl - Aug 17, 2009 10:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

SE scramble  Sucess!

We scrambled up the SE slopes, first traversed some slabby rock and then approx. 200m of class 2-3 scrambling accompanied at all times by the amazing views of May and Tenaya Lake as well beautiful ranges! This was a much more rewarding and interesting route than the standard use trail up the S face. Fun route finding and no people, just marmots.


rhyang - Aug 3, 2009 3:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

South slope .. sort of  Sucess!

Dayhiked from May Lake TH. Skipped the main trail initially and came up a gully in between the east face and approach face (as noted in Secor), looking for technical routes. The East Face (5.7) looked good.

Hoffmann's Thumb looked intriguing .. seems to be a class 4 route on the NE side, and the Regular Route (5.6) might be fun .. saw what looked like a rap anchor up top ..


erykmynn - Jun 29, 2009 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

south slope  Sucess!

Hiked up here on Saturday! Seemed longer / took longer than expected, but kicked back and enjoyed awesome weather. Several snowfields still, but none were treacherous. Overall pretty easy hike, with a fun scramble at the end.

Great views on Hoffmann, even if you don't make it all the way up. Can see most of the major ranges of the park from the top. Great place to eye up the next objective!

BlackForrest - May 30, 2009 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2007

Snow on Hoffmann  Sucess!

Planned a Solo from May Lake. Turned around on the first day due to whiteout and high wind. Clear sky on the 13th.


daw37 - Feb 14, 2009 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Hard work in the snow  Sucess!

Snow lower down meant a long walk in from the Tioga Road. After that crampons made short work of the main climb!


Wallylongridge - Jan 28, 2009 1:18 am Date Climbed: Oct 17, 1988

Southeast Slopes  Sucess!

Always good to do peaks in the Sierra's


Noondueler - Nov 4, 2008 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2005

Good to go!  Sucess!

in '94, '97 and '05.

jogden - Oct 3, 2008 9:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1985

Mount Hoffman via May Lake  Sucess!

As part of a school trip facilitated by Yosemite Institute.


Luciano136 - Sep 29, 2008 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

Standard and NE ridge combo  Sucess!

Took the May Lake trail but didn't notice the faint use trail going to the bottom of the summit slabs. I opted to pick up the ridge instead as I thought it would be an easier route; turned out to be a class 3 scramble; quite exciting with the huge drop off on your right. Didn't expect too much but this was a very worthy peak! First on top for the day.

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A Bit - Sep 20, 2008 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2008

From May Lake  Sucess!

The views were a little hazy and clouds were blasting by, but I didn't see a soul after leaving May Lake.


heyitsme - Jul 22, 2008 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

.  Sucess!

Little snowy after May Lake, there is a "sharp" left that we missed ... but very accessible peak. Great views and blue ice in the northside valley.


ericnoel - Jul 21, 2008 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2008

Use Trail  Sucess!

We had a pleasant short hike and then were chased off of the peak by rain, hail and lightning.


SillyUncleKarl - May 13, 2008 3:08 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2008

Beautiful Views  Sucess!

Climbed from valley floor up North dome gully. Washington column, Indian Rock, camped on Mt Watkins. Then up Hoffmann Sunday, and out.

Tioga road not open yet, so had it all to myself.


BrendanHickey - Aug 25, 2007 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2007

Short hike that seemed longer

This hike was short in terms of distance, but went slowly because of the occasionally faint trail and frequent rock-hopping. Needed to use hands for the last 20 feet.


rangermatt - Aug 3, 2007 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

Quick afternoon climb  Sucess!

2 1/2 hours after leaving the apartment I was standing on top! Now that's what I call a quick one - was surprised at how quickly the summit arrived. Did both the shorter one above the lake then the true summit with the antennae.


k2link - Aug 2, 2007 9:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2007

A grand day out  Sucess!

Returned to climb Hoffman again, after realizing we'd climbed "Hoffman's Toe" (my term for the subsidiary summit above May Lake) two years ago. Had a great climb with spectacular views in all directions.


cbuelow - Jul 16, 2007 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

From May Lake  Sucess!

Needed an easy peak to hike up with my brother, who is not in peak bagging shape. Great views of the entire park from the top. A new register had been placed the previous day.


MelbaToast - Jul 8, 2007 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

Combination Trail and Off -Trail  Sucess!

Went to the secondary summit first then up to the top. Gorgeous day, amazing views, tons of marmots (watch out for scat in your holds!). We were amused by the number of people in the parking lot who thought the little, scummy pond there was May Lake. We pointed them to the trailhead but most got in their cars and drove away. One lady asked, "Is there anything else to see here?" Since I hadn't been up yet, I didn't tell her about the incredible view up top.

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