Mount Hoffmann Climber's Log

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96avs01 - Jul 26, 2010 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2010

S Ridge via Hoffmann Creek  Sucess!

Followed the S Ridge via Hoffmann Creek drainage. A few class 3 moves to stay on/near the ridge crest in a couple places. Descent via May Lakes trail. Got to hike the Snow Flat road out as I couldn't hitchhike back to my vehicle/120, so guess I started too early as none of the other hikers had made it back to their cars yet.


mrchad9 - Jun 13, 2010 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

From Hoffmann Creek  Sucess!

Climbed on the whim on the way out after a trip to Parsons and Vogelsang. Didn't realize there was a trail from May Lake, so hiked up the ridge by the parking area and then up the steep slabs above Hoffmann Creek. Not a bad route actually, but took the trail to May Lake down.


calipidder - Jun 3, 2010 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

Choose your own adventure  Sucess!

Came out to Yose for some dayhiking along Tioga road to acclimate the weekend before starting the John Muir Trail. After a morning around Gaylor lakes came over to Hoffmann in the afternoon. I loved the pile or rocks by the summit - make it easy or more difficult, your choice. I chose harder on the way up, easy on the way down. Wheee! Watch out for the evil marmots on the summit.


AshwinNarayan - Dec 18, 2009 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

Birthday Hike  Sucess!

memorable birthday hike to summit via may lake, excellent views, small lenticular clouds in the sky, and blessings from yosemite domes!


HeyItsBen - Oct 28, 2009 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009

via May lake  Sucess!

Quick solo hike, fun little scramble up to the summit and amazing views.


thexcat - Oct 19, 2009 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

South Slope  Sucess!

Nice hike. Excellent views of clouds rest & half dome.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 7, 2009 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2009

Hoffmanns Thumb  Sucess!

Did the regular route on the Thumb with Matthew in an easy half day. Trip Report


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.

A Bit

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.

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