Mount Keith Climber's Log

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docrst

docrst - Feb 2, 2018 12:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2017

Mount Keith --Almost

Day hike from Center Basin. Wandered up the basin and looked for the best route up to the NE face. Stayed to he left of the vertical bench and scrambled over large boulders up to a diagonal slant up to the top of the bench. Then began scrambling up the talus field on the NE face. Surprisingly, many loose chunks of talus on the climb. Navigated around large ice field to the first crest where we were greeted by a gathering thunderstorm. Retreated down while being treated to a lightning and thunder show.

cab

cab - Jun 29, 2015 11:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015

South Face  Sucess!

Pretty ugly sand slog up the chute on the south face. Great views from the summit though. I descended the same way which went quickly then hiked over Shepherd Pass to camp near the base of Junction Peak for the next day.

Romain

Romain - Jun 16, 2013 1:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013

NE face  Sucess!

Part of a 4 day solo trip to Center Basin. The talus maze at the bottom was fun and the scree slog up the N face not very bad at all. The view from the top in any direction is outstanding. Underrated.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Jul 7, 2010 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

Ladybug swarm  Sucess!

Was nearly mauled by ladybugs on top, not the worst event I've been through. Really enjoyed the views to the south and the stay in Center Basin.

Took a scree chute directly up to the north ridge from lake 3592, then followed the ridgecrest up. Glissided down the northeast face.

bechtt

bechtt - Oct 4, 2009 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

South scree slope (mostly)  Sucess!

A decent consolation prize after dropping out of the hunt for Milestone and Midway. High winds but splendid views at the top.

seano

seano - Aug 18, 2009 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009

NE slope  Sucess!

Second part of a Sierra Challenge twofer. The route is much nicer than it looks: stay to the right on the way up for stable blocks, and the right on the way down for speedy sand. A great view of Shepherd Pass, Williamson, and Tyndall, and a nice mini-biography of Mr. Keith in the register canister.

steve_hiebert

steve_hiebert - Nov 21, 2008 12:17 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2001

North Slope from Center Basin  Sucess!

My buddy and I had a very nice climb in spring, climbing mostly on snow. It was partly cloudy and a bit chilly that day. I recall climbing through some cloud cover and suddenly realizing we were on the summit.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 9, 2008 1:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008

South Rib (ascent); East Chute (descent)  Sucess!

Trip Report

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 7, 2006 3:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

South Face up & East Chute down  Sucess!

Day 8 of the 2006 Sierra Challenge. This was the highest named Sierra peak I had left to climb. Next on the list is Mt. Stanford (!). Trip Report

Completebum

Completebum - Aug 29, 2004 3:25 pm

Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: August 27, 2004  Sucess!

Started from Center Basin and followed the old JMT to Junction pass and the base of the ridge. Mostly class 2 with some cl. 3. Decended N. slope back to center basin.

Langenbacher

Langenbacher - Jun 30, 2004 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2006

Route Climbed: South Face Chute Date Climbed: June 13, 2004

With John, Patty, and Susan. See Pictures at http://community.webshots.com/user/langenbacher in the Mount Keith folder.

thebeave7

thebeave7 - Jul 3, 2003 1:09 am

Route Climbed: Northeast ridge Via Center Basin Date Climbed: July 1st 2003  Sucess!

Welcome to my page. Hope it inspires someone else to follow in my footsteps up this monstrous sub 14er peak. It was a gorgous day and I reached the summit in 2.5hours from Golden Bear Lake. First person to sign the summit log since August 2002, booyah. A route description is on the way.

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