Mount Morgan (S) Climber's Log

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orbitor

orbitor - Aug 20, 2013 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

From Francis Lake via NW Ridge  Sucess!

Took standard approach from Rock Creek Lake. Good trail to Francis Lake, then fairly easy cross-country to the main ridge. Class 1 boulder-hop from there, class 2 scramble right below summit. Great views across Little Lakes Valley and beyond. Smoke from Aspen Fire was drifting in from the west, so we didn't linger too long. Decided to tag nearby Twelve Flags (did not know name at the time) on the way back.

cab

cab - Aug 19, 2013 10:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Sierra Challenge Day 2  Sucess!

My first and only day on the Challenge. Met lots of cool new people. Also headed over to Twelve Flags afterwards.

mengbo

mengbo - Aug 19, 2013 1:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2013

Via Francis Lake  Sucess!

day-hiked with Jean. Sunny day in the morning and possible T storm in the afternoon.

seano

seano - Aug 17, 2013 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

From Francis Lake  Sucess!

For day 2 of the Sierra Challenge, along with 12 Flags, Broken Finger, and Adamson Point. Trip report.

Deb

Deb - Jun 17, 2013 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013

Traversed from LLP  Sucess!

Nice long Class 3/4 scramble from LLP. Climbed Morgan summit block from south side, that sure felt 5th Class to me! Descent down to Hidden Lakes was a nightmare of scree, tallus, and 4th/5th Class down climbing - not so cool when solo.

Bill562

Bill562 - Jun 1, 2013 1:35 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

Morgan  Sucess!

From Little Lakes valley with Jon G. Do not go up this way as the rock near the top of the chutes is really loose.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 23, 2012 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

Trailhead?  Sucess!

We got to Rock Creek Lake just before dark and missed the trailhead on the way in. We drove all the way to the end of the road and camped there near the outhouse, but no one knew where the TH was. In the morning I checked Goggle Maps and saw that the TH was before that so we walked back and found it. Then we somehow missed the sign and trail to Francis Lake, which we realized when we got to the Dorothy Lake junction sign. After backtracking and finding the correct trail it was an easy and uneventful hike to the summit, mostly able to follow the use trail all the way up.

calipidder

calipidder - Oct 8, 2012 12:09 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012

From Francis Lake  Sucess!

A last minute decision to dayhike this peak with minimal beta, but ended up great. Unacclimated so moving slowly, but the route was excellent - fun and easy. The trick was skipping the Francis drainage and moving straight up the ridge and sand. Coming down was fast and fun in the sand. Amazing views, great day. No register though. :(

hgrapid

hgrapid - Aug 14, 2012 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

Beat the storm  Sucess!

Three of us left the trailhead around 8:00am and got to the summit just before Noon. Intermittent rain and storm clouds appeared just as we started to descend from the summit. Then just as we got back in the car at the trailhead, torrential rains started.

lizklevy

lizklevy - Mar 31, 2012 2:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

Francis Lake   Sucess!

2nd try and we made it!

LincolnB

LincolnB - Dec 7, 2011 4:13 pm

2002  Sucess!

Not sure the exact year but climbed this with brother Jon

xharv

xharv - Aug 24, 2011 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011

Via Francis Lake  Sucess!

A bit less than five hours to the top from the Tamarack Lake trailhead near Rock Creek Lake (or 3.5 hours from Francis Lake).
Almost no boulder hopping if you find a proper route. I followed Harry Langenbacher's advice. Three hours back to the trailhead. Incredible views! Both the register and its container are stolen.
A brief trip report is available.

thexcat

thexcat - Aug 8, 2011 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

Francis lake trail  Sucess!

Decided on Morgan after canceling Middle Pal plans. Dayhiked with Tang. Tremendous views on the ridge and summit.

GigaMike

GigaMike - Feb 7, 2011 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2004

The First  Sucess!

My first Sierra peak. This is what got me hooked on climbing mountains! From Kenneth Lake.

brianhughes

brianhughes - Sep 28, 2010 1:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

from Francis Lake  Sucess!

The boulder-hopping got tedious after a while, but otherwise a perfect day in the mountains. Spectacular summit views.

Langenbacher

Langenbacher - Sep 14, 2010 3:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Via Francis Lake  Sucess!

Very high summit, great view of many distant peaks, perfect weather, good access (if you know how to avoid the boulder fields and loose talus). A great way to spend a Sunday with my brother.

dabendschein

dabendschein - Aug 21, 2010 2:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Rock Creek solitude  Sucess!

Didn't see anyone all day, except for three bighorn sheep. Great views. Much, much more rock than I thought though. Advise maybe doing this early season when there is snow, avoid some of the nasty boulder fields.

96avs01

96avs01 - Aug 15, 2010 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Outstanding  Sucess!

views from the top. Will definitely be back in the winter with my splitboard!

boyblue

boyblue - Jul 19, 2010 10:17 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 1979

From Francis Lake  Sucess!

With Dave McLaughlin. An enjoyable slog (a paradoxical phrase?) up a mountain of significant height and a great view.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Jun 21, 2010 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

From Francis Lake  Sucess!

Followed BCL's decent tracks (see below) for much of the ascent. Perfect weather/views. Managed to avoid much of the talus on the decent by staying higher and sticking to the snow where I could.

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