Mount Lamarck Climber's Log

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Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 5, 2005 4:27 pm

Route Climbed: Lamarck Col Date Climbed: August 8, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed Lamarck with Matt and Mark as a consolation for the 2005 Sierra Challenge. Wimped out on Mendel, but will be back for more. Some fun scrambling from the col and plenty of rock formations to play around with at the summit.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Aug 12, 2005 5:50 pm

Route Climbed: Lamarck Col Date Climbed: 8 August 2005  Sucess!

I chickened out on the Mendel day hike of Sierra Challenge 2005 when I saw the dark clouds building up at 9 AM. Lamarck was the consolation peak. Of course, that was the first day it *didn't* rain or thunder.

bennovak

bennovak - Aug 7, 2005 9:31 pm

Route Climbed: From Lamarck Col Date Climbed: August 5 2005  Sucess!

You don't have to be a science wiz to see that Lamarck did not contribute quite as much as Mendel and Darwin. The mountains speak for themselves. The peak is not even the highest point in the summit region.

ExploreABitMore

ExploreABitMore - Mar 4, 2005 10:26 pm

Route Climbed: Ridge from Lamarck Col Date Climbed: May 30. 2004  Sucess!

We hopped on the ridge to avoid snow on the southwest slope. Secor says class 2, but we found ourselves doing a little class 3. fun day.

gcap

gcap - Feb 10, 2005 12:54 pm

Route Climbed: Lamarck Col Date Climbed: July 12, 2004  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Overshot the Col *twice* on the return.

sierratrekkin

sierratrekkin - Dec 25, 2004 5:53 pm

Route Climbed: From Lamarck Col. Date Climbed: June, 2003  Sucess!

I climbed Mount Lamarck on the second day of my 2003 loop trip, from North Lake to South Lake. From the top I traveled west to pick up the JMT and walked south to Muir Pass. Then took the Dusy Basin trail to return to South Lake. It to this day is one of the most memorable loops that I have taken in the Sierra's.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Nov 23, 2004 1:02 am

Route Climbed: From Lamarck Col (ascent) / SE Slope (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2004  Sucess!

An enjoyable loop from North Lake to Piute Pass, to Muriel Peak, Mt. Goethe, Darwin Canyon, Mt. Lamarck, and back to North Lake in 11hrs. Trip Report

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 17, 2004 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2004

Lame peak...  Sucess!

...yet for some reason I've been up here three times.

The first time, I stopped by on a three-day backpacking trip through Darwin Canyon/Alpine Col, intending to follow the south ridge from Lamarck Col. With the sun about to set, I had to get back to the col to descend and find a place to stop for the night. I realized after the fact that I'd turned back pretty close to the summit, and had to kick myself.

I came back to dayhike it in Sep 2003 from North Lake, via the SE slope. This was the morning peak for the day; I headed over to get Agassiz out of South Lake that afternoon. I never found the register up here.

My third time was on a Goethe-Lamarck dayhike out of North Lake, basically covering in a day what I'd done in that aforementioned backpacking trip: Up the Piute Pass trail, climb Goethe's NE Ridge, down its south slopes, then up the SW side of Lamarck. In retrospect, it would have been better to follow the good use trail up to Lamarck Col and climb the peak from there. The southwest slopes feature ungodly amounts of sand that were quite exhausting. Despite having climbed the peak before, I still managed to follow footprints to the wrong summit (the higher bump to the NW, Peak 13,464). A careful inspection of my map led me to the right point and even the summit register--a small miracle! Descended the talus on the SE side and back down the Lamarck Col trail.

Al

Al - Sep 3, 2004 9:28 pm

Route Climbed: SE Shoulder Date Climbed: Jul3, 2004  Sucess!

100F in Owens Valley to a small snow storm on the summit

pinch

pinch - Aug 15, 2004 12:19 am

Route Climbed: south ridge from Lamarck Col Date Climbed: August 13, 2004  Sucess!

had difficulty staying on class 2 route, also hard to find peak register. Expansive views to the south.

tahoeberne

tahoeberne - Aug 13, 2004 8:49 pm

Route Climbed: North Lake to Lammarck Col, up south ridge Date Climbed: Somewhere in the summer around 1990  Sucess!

One of my favorite hikes. I love this area. The variation of terrain, lakes, canyons, and rock formations thrill me. The view off the steep north couloir with the milky blue tarns below are a sight not to be missed.

TDRoberts

TDRoberts - Jul 23, 2004 3:15 pm

Route Climbed: SE Slope Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Day hike from North Lake. Great views into Darwin Canyon and of Mounts Darwin and Mendel.

Dave Dinnell

Dave Dinnell - Jan 10, 2004 1:13 am

Route Climbed: SE Slope Date Climbed: August 1, 1996  Sucess!

Part of round trip over Lamarck Col, around the Darwin Bench and over Alpine Col down into Humphries Basin.

Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce - Nov 3, 2003 3:41 pm

Route Climbed: From lamarck Col Date Climbed: November 1998  Sucess!

On aborted attempt to climb Mendel Right Couloir.



Late start and bad weather forced a bivy near the Col. Next day, more crummy weather and sick friend kept us in place. We finally bailed, but tagged Lamarck to keep from being completely skunked.



It took about 45 minutes from the Col, if that.

kullaberg

kullaberg - Dec 1, 2002 7:16 pm

Route Climbed: lamarck col to summit Date Climbed: aug 2001  Sucess!

day tour from north lake. a bit long, 8 hr round trip.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 30, 2002 8:45 pm

Route Climbed: From Lamarck Col Date Climbed: Sep 11, 1994  Sucess!

Class 2 from the col, an easy side trip if heading over into Darwin Canyon. Trip Report

Craig Peer

Craig Peer - Sep 30, 2002 11:45 am

Route Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: August 24, 1979  Sucess!

I climbed this easy and fun gully with Gary Hinton on a fine August day. Beautiful view of Darwin and Mendel!

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