Mount Irvine Climber's Log

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hightinerary - Jul 30, 2011 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

NE Ridge  Sucess!

I enjoyed the NE ridge route from Candlelight Peak.


dshoshone - Jul 19, 2011 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

East Couloir  Sucess!

Climbed the E Couloir to the N. Face. Cramponed up the couloir to about 1/2 way then was able to get on the rock.


Bill562 - Jun 1, 2011 12:55 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

Second time  Sucess!

Climbed with Jeff Ho.


gregorpatsch - Sep 27, 2010 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

East Chute  Sucess!

Climbed the East Chute with my good friend Adam Foley. The chute was a bit loose, and not so fun coming down. It was a warm clear day on the summit. Great views of Whitney. Camped at Meysan Lake.


bcd - Jun 14, 2010 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010

east couloir  Sucess!

up and down the east couloir

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Aug 18, 2009 3:40 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2009

East Couloir   Sucess!

Great snow conditions.


seano - Aug 7, 2009 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

From Mallory  Sucess!

Tried Secor's suggested class 3 direct route, but ended up countouring way East. A tiring sand slog at the end of a Le Conte-Corcoran-Mallory-Irvine traverse, but the summit was a nice place for a short nap.


oliverkalt - Aug 7, 2009 2:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2004

From Meysan Lake  Sucess!

...via the chute


chudder - Jun 1, 2009 4:44 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2009

Up East Couloir, down East Chute  Sucess!

Fun day on Mt. Irvine from a camp on the moraine above Meysan Lake. The East Couloir was firm in the morning under cloud cover with a cold wind and light snow. On top, I got some fleeting views of the surrounding peaks, excluding Whitney, when the clouds would momentarily clear. The sun only came out in time to soften the top few inches of the East Chute on my descent, making for a wet downclimb and glissade. Crossed paths with a friend I hadn't seen in 14 years who was descending the trail after an aborted attempt at Lone Pine Peak due to low visibility.


bighornmonkey - May 4, 2009 12:10 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2009

Great climb...  Sucess!

Climbed the East Couloir of Mt Irvine from a camp near Grass Lake, then traversed over (2h) to Mallory sticking to the ridge.
Very windy and cold weekend, but awsome glissage down to Meysan Lake


96avs01 - Apr 20, 2009 11:53 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2009

Splitn the E Chute  Sucess!

Splitboard descent of the East Chute. Hoped to traverse to Mallory before descending the E. slope, but had to abort as the snow was turning into crap. The activity around the Portal reminded me of why I avoid that area like the plague in the summer.


Guilty - Aug 28, 2008 1:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2008

Northeast ridge from Candlelight  Sucess!

Traverse the Northeast ridge from Candlelight. Afterwords, went on to Mallory, and LeConte.


lefty - Sep 18, 2007 12:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

East Chute  Sucess!

Wonderful views of the Whitney area from the top

Dave S

Dave S - Sep 8, 2007 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

East Chute (variation)  Sucess!

Solo dayhike linkup of Irvine, Mallory, and LeConte. Great day!

Decided to try the chute just left of the East Couloir (the Class 4 East Couloir from Secor's book). At the fork I headed to the right and it got a bit interesting...a 20 ft crux section that wasn't difficult climbing (I'd say 4th class or at most easy 5th), but the rock was horrible and crumbly. After making it through that it was 2nd class all the way to the summit.

Left a new summit log on top and continued on to Mallory.

tb00957 - Sep 5, 2007 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

from meysan lake  Sucess!

Climb the chute between mallory and irvine from meysan lake.


kovarpa - Sep 5, 2007 12:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

East Chute  Sucess!

with Vendulka. First peak of the day. The chute wasn't as loose as I was afraid. Great views of the Whitney crest.


Travis_ - Jul 22, 2007 12:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

Via East Chute  Sucess!

A beautiful day hike.
See GPS Track in Google Earth.


sierramtngoat - Jul 9, 2007 4:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

East Couloir/NE Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the loose and snowless East Couloir with buddies Becket and Marc to about 13,200, at which point we scrambled to the NE ridge; I've got to say the upper part of the NE ridge is a fun scramble; I'd rate it class 3.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Mar 31, 2007 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2007

Northwest chute/ridge  Sucess!

Perfect day for an easy scramble. Surprisingly little wind. The chutes on this peak suck. They're full of loose scree and larger rocks that are very difficult to walk on. The ridges are classic Sierra scrambling. Excellent views of the entire Whitney area. Worth the effort.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 29, 2006 2:44 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2006

Only the East side of this peak is interesting  Sucess!

McAdie-Mallory-Irvine loop from Consultation Lake. Total RT time: 11 hrs, 30 min after much routefinding mistakes on the traverse to Mallory. Secor has a warning about descending from the West side: "warning: as a descent route, this gully is impossible to find" - well, whaddaya know - I had no beta on the descent and was lucky enough to find this gully! Next time will climb the awesome looking E. Buttress.

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