Mount Lyell Climber's Log

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hockeyman - Mar 7, 2007 4:46 pm

Awesome trip!  Sucess!

Hiked in Lyell Canyon. Camped high - about 10 miles in. Left camp early the next morning with light packs. crampons and axes. Did the Class 4 ridge to the summit. Getting on the ridge was the crux. Great views of Banner and Ritter.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Oct 29, 2006 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

Mt. Lyell  Sucess!

This is a LONG dayhike. Beautiful wilderness experience with only a few people on the trails.


Rockman - Aug 29, 2006 4:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2005

Great fun!  Sucess!

First time I specifically set out to bag a peak. I must say, it's kind of nice.


derbilly - Aug 17, 2006 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

Ascended the East Ridge from Marie Lakes and descended via the glacier and Donohue Pass after tagging Maclure.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Feb 16, 2006 10:41 pm

Route Climbed: Lyell Glacier Date Climbed: Sept. 23, 2001

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.).


peakbager - Jan 19, 2006 7:46 am

Route Climbed: Lyell Glacier- East Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 22 1996  Sucess!

Very Nice Peak and the east ridge is great. views from the summit are outstanding, we could see El Cap.


kpiljay - Oct 27, 2005 11:14 am

Route Climbed: Glacier Date Climbed: August 2002

Climbed glacier to saddle between Lyell and McClure. Was on the wrong side to summit, so we didn't. Lots of suncups!

ripper333 - Oct 18, 2005 3:40 pm

Route Climbed: glacier Date Climbed: july 2005  Sucess!

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


tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 1:39 pm

Route Climbed: Galcier  Sucess!

Day Hike from the TM road. With Paul Dowdy.

POWERJL - Aug 18, 2005 3:08 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: May 25, 1996  Sucess!

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!


RSN473 - Mar 1, 2005 4:19 pm

Route Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 23, 2001  Sucess!

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.


brandon - Dec 25, 2004 9:44 pm

Route Climbed: East Arete Date Climbed: Aug 2004  Sucess!

With Maclure and long day from the Meadows, but worth it.

Gene - Dec 20, 2004 4:01 am

Route Climbed: Glacier Date Climbed: June 1972/October 1979  Sucess!

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.


Langenbacher - Oct 18, 2004 8:05 pm

Route Climbed: Lyell Glacier Date Climbed: Summer, 1977  Sucess!

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.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 29, 2004 12:12 am

Route Climbed: Lyell Glacier Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2004  Sucess!

Day 2 of the 2004 Sierra Challenge. 5.5hrs to the summit, 11hr40min CTC including a stop at Maclure. Trip Report


mpyle - Sep 24, 2004 1:20 pm

Route Climbed: Lyell Glacier/West Ridge Date Climbed: 12 September 2004  Sucess!

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.


PellucidWombat - Aug 10, 2004 4:19 pm

Route Climbed: Lyell Glacier/East Ridge Date Climbed: August 1, 2004  Sucess!

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.


Diggler - Aug 2, 2004 11:30 am

Route Climbed: W Ridge from Lyell Glacier Date Climbed: 24 July, 2004  Sucess!

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!


Samantha - Jun 29, 2004 1:29 pm

Route Climbed: Lyell Glacier Date Climbed: 6/27/04  Sucess!

Great climb, good snow, awesome views. The approach is awfully pretty up Lyell Canyon.

Dave K - Jun 28, 2004 9:44 pm

Route Climbed: Lyell Galcier Date Climbed: June 27, 2004  Sucess!

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.

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