This is a LONG dayhike. Beautiful wilderness experience with only a few people on the trails.
First time I specifically set out to bag a peak. I must say, it's kind of nice.
Ascended the East Ridge from Marie Lakes and descended via the glacier and Donohue Pass after tagging Maclure.
We had come in the previous day from the Rush Creek Trailhead and set up camp below Donohue Pass. On summit day, we crossed Lyell Glacier to the notch between Lyell and Mt. Maclure and then up to the top of Lyell. We then descended back down to the notch and picked up Mt. Maclure's Southeast Ridge (talus and ledges; Class 3) to Maclure's summit (12,960 ft.).
Very Nice Peak and the east ridge is great. views from the summit are outstanding, we could see El Cap.
Climbed glacier to saddle between Lyell and McClure. Was on the wrong side to summit, so we didn't. Lots of suncups!
long approach from meadows... great place to camp.
beautiful conditions.. glad brought along ice axe..
nice to see an original summit register signed by
r.j. secor.. climbed with dave
Day Hike from the TM road. With Paul Dowdy.
Climbed with my cousins who were not prepared! Spent a cold night in the rocks on descent, managed to get Altitude Sickness (only time ever!) due to having just driven up from the Bay area, Cousin got a ticket for camping to close to a creek. (hey it was night!)
But is was all worth it because it was a great climb!
Climbed with Mt. Maclure. As i remember, we had to get off the glacier sooner than we wanted which led to a couple of exciting moves.
With Maclure and long day from the Meadows, but worth it.
First trip up was a day hike up and back from TM. Long day! Second trip was a weekender enhanced by my partner's fly fishing our dinner. When I went over Donahue Pass a couple of years ago, I was disturbed by how far the glacier has receded.
With Fritz and Dave, from Tuolumne meadows and out to south through Lyell-McClure Col (class 3-4), Hutchings Creek, and down the John Muir Trail to Happy Isles. Fritz got hit on the head by a bear while sleeping outside wilderness ranger station. We lost Dave for 2 days but finally found him jumping off a bridge into the river in the valley.
Climbed the Glacier without ice axe or crampons - lucky for use there were a lot of other people and their footsteps in the hard snow - I wouldn't do that again. Going down Lyell-Maclure col with packs wasn't easy - probably wouldn't do that again, either.
Day 2 of the 2004 Sierra Challenge. 5.5hrs to the summit, 11hr40min CTC including a stop at Maclure. Trip Report
A really neat climb. From camp near 11,000', got a late start but still found the glacier treacherously icy in the morning. My brother had full crampons, but I only had some partials. We bypassed the glacier on the right side, going nearly to the Lyell/Maclure col before traversing the upper part of the glacier toward the summit. Got off the glacier as quickly as possible, and went up the class 2-3 ledges. Having seen pictures beforehand, and having looked at the mountain below, I never really expected to reach the top. Great views, and a great mix of non-technical climbing over snow/ice/rock.
Quite a bear to dayhike! Especially with Maclure included. I did this peak as part of the Sierra Challenge, climbing the glacier before angling towards the col to the east, where Joel and I found a nice class 3 ledge system leading to the summit.
Magnificent peak, but wish I could have enjoyed it more. Not wanting to chance wilderness permits being all taken, decided to do it in a day. Being at sea-level the day before, as well as getting 3 hours of sleep before undertaking this, was a bad idea. Felt like dog crap the whole day, but it certainly was a grand summit. Glacier had enough snow cover that I didn't need crampons. "Class 3" from the saddle to the easy class 2 (decent exposure on solid rock) was a lot of fun!
Great climb, good snow, awesome views. The approach is awfully pretty up Lyell Canyon.
Very rewarding climb. The Lyell area is stunningly gorgeous! We were lucky in our timing because a couple of hours later the area was surrounded by thunder clouds.
Wow!!!! At least the begining of the ridge is not Class 3 in my book... I was glad I brought a piece of rope so that I could tie Vendula in. There is significant exposure on both sides while climbing the ridge - definitely not for those who get dizzy easily. This is an awesome climb with beatiful scenery along the way on the approach and great views from the top.