Mount Lyell Climber's Log

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mengbo - Sep 6, 2011 12:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

From the Col  Sucess!

Climbed both Maclure and Lyell same day.

dkangas - Jul 21, 2011 2:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2011

Snow galore  Sucess!

With Josh H. We were on firm snow from about 10K feet. Did the glacier direct route all the way to the summit ridge. There are a number of small chutes to the top, none of them more than 40 degrees. With axe and crampons it was a breeze. Descended by the 3rd class rock to the Lyell-McClure col and then did McClure. Day-hiked the whole thing at 13 hours.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Fun  Sucess!

Nice outing with Chad and Max. Continued up to Maclure too. Met several SPers


Jivey - May 6, 2011 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2010

NE Approach, Glacier  Sucess!

Went for it solo after my partners all bailed. Started at Tuolumne and camped out right around timberline. Had really fine weather but the glacier was in bad shape with sun cups, which made for a rough patch. Other than that, straightforward rock scrambling up to the summit, with a truly breathtaking view. Beautiful climb!


mountainmatt - Feb 7, 2011 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2010

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed up a number of times throughout my years in the park. Awesome view!

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 15, 2010 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Long way in...  Sucess!

Up the SE ridge from the (really long and suncupped) glacier. A gorgeous peak with tremendous views!


NateE - Sep 3, 2010 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Lyell Mclure Col

This was the opener to a week of backpacking in Yosemite. We hiked in from Tuolomne and camped just as the trail starts to ascend. As I was the only one really excited about summitting Lyell, we got a late start the next day. Two of us made it to the Col. I was able to scramble part way up the summit ridge solo, but turned back before getting all the way. I think I will come back to give this one another try. Amazing country here.


ckerth - Aug 23, 2010 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Lyell / Maclure Col  Sucess!

Camped near tree line along the Lyell Fork. Climbed Lyell and Maclure from the col.


seano - Aug 22, 2010 11:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

East arete  Sucess!

Daytrip from Tuolomne. The glacier is longer than it looks. Trip report


bennovak - Aug 6, 2010 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

Glacier Direct  Sucess!

Suncups made the snow travel very tedious and slow. Avoided the schrund on the left (East) on the way up and the right (West) on the way down. All the rock we found was fine class 3.


mrchad9 - Jul 26, 2010 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

2x  Sucess!

Second time up, the first in August 2007 with Ron when doing the CA county highpoints.

Headed back with Vitaliy and Max to get Maclure as well. Great scenery and the weather held out just enough for us.

Lots of snow cover completely covered the bergschrund, until I fell though it up to my chest. A little surpising, and looking back into it, a huge space, up to 15+ feet deep in places.


Jonodo - Oct 5, 2009 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

Lyell / Maclure Col  Sucess!

Camped in Lyell Canyon and summited the following day. A slight dusting of snow made the climbing a little more interesting. Winds were fierce. We were hit by a mild early season storm the night after we climbed the peak. The snow made for a beautiful setting and lots fewer people.


Alpinist - Sep 13, 2009 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

Northern approach   Sucess!

Climbed during a 6-day backpacking trip. We camped at the footbridge at 9500ft and approached cross country from the north via Maclure Lake. Ascended the glacier towards the saddle and followed it back to below the summit block. Easy rock climbing from there but the upper glacier was steep, frozen and a bit dicey with my summer crampons (strap ons). Descended the class 4 western ridge and followed the PCT back to camp.


iditarod81 - Aug 31, 2009 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Lyell/McLure col.  Sucess!

Hiked 8 miles into Lyell Canyon & summited the next day. Great weather, didn't need crampons on the glacier. Key was going to the right of the buttress. We ran into a party who summited via the arete the day before and claimed they ran into a 5.6 crack on the way up. We didn't see anything beyond class 4 (cf. Secor).

pjc30943 - Aug 5, 2009 2:24 am

Day climb  Sucess!

Awesome scenery, but a very long day hike.


Misha - Jul 27, 2009 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

Longish day-hike  Sucess!

In my finest tradition of dragging unsuspecting newbies up death hikes, I took my coworker on this stroll from the Meadows. We drove from the Bay Area after work, slept for 2 hours, started from the trailhead at 3:30am and returned at 7:30pm, rather exhausted. David had a bunch of firsts that day: snow climbing, using ice axe and crampons and some altitude sickness! Despite the adversity, we made it to the top in good form; the only party on the summit that day. Prospects of missing dinner at Whoa Nelli Deli discouraged our desire to bag Maclure. Next time, I guess...

Dave K - Jul 20, 2009 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

via the glacier

Hiked up Lyell Canyon with Gordon, Samantha and another friend.

This was my second time on the summit. Man that's beautiful country!


gordonye - Jul 20, 2009 11:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

Lyell & Maclure  Sucess!

Climbed both Lyell and Maclure with Samantha, Dave, and another friend. We ascended the west buttress of the summit plateau through some class 4 rock, reached summit, then descended via easier class 3 rock down to the glacier in the middle of the north face. Finally made it 7 years after my last unsuccessful attempt. Lyell Canyon is a really beautiful gem of the High Sierra.


96avs01 - Jul 6, 2009 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Short Sidetrip  Sucess!

A quick late afternoon sidetrip during a JMT backpacking trip over 4th of July weekend. Many thanks to the day's previous party that had put in a fine bootpack!

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - Jun 21, 2009 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

East Arete  Sucess!

East Arete with Tommi and David. We had continuous snow above 10,500'. The scramble along the ridge was quite fun and exposed.

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