Mount Julius Caesar Climber's Log

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kleberr - Sep 24, 2021 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2021

South Ridge  Sucess!

Quick ascent via the South Ridge from Italy Pass. I sticked to the ridge for the entire time making this a fun class 2 scramble. The views from the summit were amazing as this was the first clear day without any smoke in quite some time.
I found a small register in a plastic zip bag under the summit block.


Donno - Aug 19, 2021 10:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2021

SE Ridge w/ Reza  Sucess!

From Honeymoon Lk hiked to start of SE Ridge (small lake); gained the ridge and scrambled to ~12,700 and then traversed south face to SW Ridge. Good quality 2nd class ridge.


BlakeBaron - Aug 23, 2020 8:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2020

From Italy Pass  Sucess!

Easy scramble to the top, needs a new climbing log at the top, it can't be opened.


LincolnB - Sep 20, 2018 10:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2018

From Birchim Lake  Sucess!

With a Sierra Club outing. Mostly cross-country from Birchim Lake to Italy Pass


Luciano136 - Jul 31, 2018 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2018

From Upper Pine Lake / Italy Pass  Sucess!

Tagged this peak as part of a backpacking trip. Took the trail from Upper Pine Lake to Italy Pass and then took the ridge up to the peak. Maybe I was way off route but that seemed a bit spicier than class 2. Seems like there is some class 2 near the start and end of the route but the giant boulder field in the middle part is more like easy class 3. Excellent summit views even though there was some smoke from the Yosemite fire.


Bill562 - Jun 11, 2018 11:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2018

Conditioning outing  Sucess!

Team of five, camped on the summit for training


jdmorehouse - Aug 28, 2017 5:41 pm

Mosquito Nightmare  Sucess!

Packed into Honeymoon Lake, climbed Bear Claw Spire on day one, and JC on day two. The mosquitoes were ravenous.


wmolland - Jul 4, 2017 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2017

From Italy Pass  Sucess!

Still tons of snow about 10k for this 4th of July weekend. The hardest part of the route by far was walking through a couple miles of sunxups to the pass. A nice scramble from there though.


SchwartzOn - Jul 15, 2016 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2014

Granite Park Day Hike  Sucess!

I love Granite Park, and was in great shape so I did this in a single day. A very active contemporary Sierra Club member, Arun Mahanjan established a route on this at the millennium, but it was too tough for me, so i just took the ridge from the Italy Pass saddle. Up and RT in a day.


Guydents - Apr 9, 2016 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2014

Day 6 left Black Bear Lake through Italy Pass to Summit  Sucess!

Day 6 left camp at Black Bear Lake, hiked up high and through Italy Pass (I believe) approached Summit from South Face at 1-2PM.


cab - Aug 4, 2014 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

Pine Creek  Sucess!

Dayhike from Pine Creek Trailhead over Italy Pass. Granite Park is a really nice area to hike through. At the summit, I saw that the Chalfant Lakes drainage looked really scenic as well and decided to return that way to Honeymoon Lake starting a little below Italy Pass. It seems like the Chalfant Lakes area gets less traffic than Granite Park and the hiking was just as easy as following the trail through Granite Park.


bechtt - Jun 30, 2014 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014

From Italy Pass  Sucess!

On the exit from the Lake Italy -- best views of the weekend. Pictures and story


Romain - Jun 13, 2014 12:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2014

From Italy Pass  Sucess!

The highlight was spending the day in Granite Park - a gorgeous glacial cirque. The scramble was not bad. The view of BCS from the summit is outstanding. I did not find a summit register - it may have been buried under some snow drifts, but I doubt it.


thexcat - Oct 14, 2013 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2013

Italy Pass  Sucess!

With MD from Honeymoon Lake.


goofball - Oct 13, 2013 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

Beautiful area !  Sucess!

Beautiful summer conditions in early autumn ! Granite Park is FANTASTIC. Great views from the summit and a fun scramble to get there.


Daria - Sep 18, 2013 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2013

dayhike  Sucess!

Got to explore this peak from multiple sides :)

Great dayhike with Deb!


Deb - Sep 14, 2013 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2013

Up West, Down South  Sucess!

Standard cow trail up west ridge, but stayed off the sand and kept the boulder action about Class 3. Astounding views! Attempted to descend east face but it seemed like it might cliff out or get Class 5, so we opted to go back up and descend south face...30 minutes well spent. Good day!


mrchad9 - Aug 20, 2013 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Northwest Face  Sucess!

Decided to do something different at took a chute up the northwest face above Toe Lake. Came in via Cox Col from Rock Creek and hit Bear Creek Spire on the way. Wasn't sure how the northeast ridge of Julius Caesar would go so I did a steep traverse on the loose talus fans at about 12000 feet until I found a chute that I liked. Loose in places but other times it was just fine. Excellent afternoon and night at Lake Italy followed.


mengbo - May 27, 2013 4:27 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

From Honeymoon Lake  Sucess!

Camped at Honeymoon Lake. Took the 2nd class route from Italy Pass.


labgloves - Jul 10, 2011 11:49 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2011

Day 2 of a 9 day trip  Sucess!

From Italy Pass. There was an amazing amount of snow.

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