Mount Maclure Climber's Log

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Deb - Jul 9, 2018 12:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2018

SE Ridge Dayhike  Sucess!

Another “quick” 27-mile trip to tag Maclure via SE ridge. Quite fun when staying on ridge proper; found some Class 3+ moves along the way. Better views than Lyell.

trexkerry - Dec 31, 2017 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2017

After Lyell  Sucess!

Maclure is fairly straightforward, the first half is more of a boulder field and the top half has a more class three climbing on solid rock, with a few narrowish ledges thrown in. Sierra Club register box is bolted on summit.


colinr - Oct 6, 2017 12:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2017  Sucess!

Liberator16 - Jul 31, 2017 10:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

Scramble up SE Ridge  Sucess!

Tough scramble up from the majestic Lyell-Maclure col, had to rope on the way down because it was so steep. Nice SPS emblem register on top.


CWessels - Jul 27, 2016 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2016

Lyell and Maclure Dayhike  Sucess!

Ascended SE ridge from the col after bagging Lyell. The rock was better than it looked from afar. I stayed on the top edge of the ridge for most of the scramble, and this was better (more enjoyable) than the class 2-3 ledges below.


jdmorris - Oct 12, 2015 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2015

Maclure & Lyell Dayhike  Sucess!

I headed up the ridge from the col after climbing Lyell. Near the 'spiky' granite 'pinnacle' where the easy 2nd class ends, a use-trail forms and it even seemed to be well ducked for a while. Unfortunately, I couldn't resist the call of the ridge proper when the use-trail continued low and I don't know how the rest of the use-trail goes. The ridge proper was slightly loose but a fun and mellow scramble up and down.


Romain - Jun 20, 2015 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2015

From Lyell-Maclure Col  Sucess!

Climbed the ridge from the Lyell-Maclure col. It took 45 minutes. This is actually a very nice scramble if you stay on the very crest of the ridge. It has nice exposure and nice moves. Difficulties are passed on the climber's right (North) side of the ridge. Most of the climb is class 2 with the occasional class 3 move on the higher reaches. Recommended if you have time after descending Lyell. The view of Yosemite is actually better from Maclure as you can see Half Dome.


wmolland - Jul 23, 2014 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2014

From the col  Sucess!

Up from the col. An easy scramble to the top. Nice views of some rare California glaciers from the top!


cab - Jul 1, 2013 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

Tuolumne Meadows  Sucess!

Dayhike of Lyell & Maclure from Tuolumne Meadows. Maclure's east ridge is a really fun climb with solid Class 3 if you stay directly on the ridge. Cool views of Mt. Lyell from the summit.


mengbo - Sep 6, 2011 12:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

Register Needs Pen  Sucess!

Camped at 10,700 ft near Lyell Fork. Need a new pen in the register!

dkangas - Jul 28, 2011 1:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2011

With Lyell  Sucess!

After Lyell from the Lyell-McClure col. Stayed on the ridge to avoid the ample snow.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2011

From Lyell  Sucess!

With Chad and Maxim

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 8, 2010 8:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Traverse from Lyell  Sucess!

Not as loose as it might appear, nice views of the glacier both north and south. Long slog home, though... ;-)


ckerth - Aug 23, 2010 7:07 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

From Lyell  Sucess!

Daytrip from Tuolomne. More fun and shorter than it looks. Trip report


mrchad9 - Jul 26, 2010 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

From Lyell  Sucess!

Over from Lyell like most everyone. With Vitaliy and Max. Perfect conditions and views.

Found the route to be quite enjoyable and not as loose as expected. Inclement weather just held out for us.


SkyPilot84 - Dec 10, 2009 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

SE Ridge  Sucess!

16 hours in the tent on account of snow.


danman3156 - Aug 11, 2009 1:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

SE Ridge  Sucess!

Overnight trip, cold and snowy. I wish I brought my skiis to descend the thousands of feet of untracked power on the Lyell Glacier!


gordonye - Jul 20, 2009 11:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

Lyell and Maclure  Sucess!

Climbed the east ridge from the Lyell-Maclure col, with Samantha. Very broken, loose rock but not too steep. Took us about an hour each way from the col. Nice view of the summit plateau of Lyell, most of which we couldn't see from the Lyell glacier below.


TheRootster - Jun 14, 2009 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 1992

Northwest Ridge  Sucess!

I'm surprised there aren't any other TRs for this excellent route. Started in Yosemite Valley at Happy Isles, up past Merced Lake to Washburn Lake, then straight up the next creek, heading steeply ENE (beautiful cross-country segment past a hideaway waterfall and pool). Once up on top of the bench, it's more easy xc up to the pass NW of Maclure, where the climbing starts. 4th class on solid rock. I soloed it and was focused but not wigged out. A great climb. Worst part was on the hike back, returning down the upper trail (call it the "mule route") back to Merced Lake--like descending a cobblestone street for miles...hell on the knees. I'd suggest returning via Washburn Lake as well.

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