Mount Muir Climber's Log

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Completebum - Sep 6, 2004 2:55 pm

Route Climbed: Trail route Date Climbed: September 5, 2004  Sucess!

Enjoyable but short climb. Made the summit in 2:20 from bivy spot at U. Crabtree lake. Decided the best way up that sand hill is to climb the cliffs (cl.3). Must have watched 30 hikers pass on the trail below that didn't even look up, no wonder this peak is rarely climbed.


sierramtngoat - Aug 30, 2004 7:40 pm

Route Climbed: Via Whitney Trail Date Climbed: August 29, 2004  Sucess!

This was a fun summit block. We took a route that was more or less left of center. There is a decent use trail leading up to it that is marked with a duck on the Whitney Trail.

tyler_durden - Aug 1, 2004 7:32 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: July 31 2004  Sucess!

Summitted via the Whitney Trail, fun scramble to the peak with awesome views.


Misha - Jul 27, 2004 12:27 pm

Route Climbed: East Buttress (new 5.7 variation) Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!

Etsuko and I climbed a new variation on the East Buttress route. Instead of climbing on the right side of the crest (classic route) or via a squeeze chimney (documented variation), we climbed a vertical crack/chimney system to the top of the "1st tower". It provided a new aesthetic line on the route that is better protected and more enjoyable than the original chimney. The weather in the area was incredible. We solo'd most of the route with the exception of two new pitches. Whoever thinks that this route (any variation) is Class 4, think again. We encountered mid 5th class moves and lots of exposure from the very base of the buttress. As we topped out, we reunited with our friends who just completed the 5.10a route on Aiguille Extra. Fun!


josephgdawson - Jul 22, 2004 9:04 pm

Route Climbed: Via the Whitney Trail Date Climbed: July 21, 2004  Sucess!

Bag it, tag it, sell it to the butcher in the store.

Fred Bagni

Fred Bagni - Jul 10, 2004 7:01 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: June 18th, 2004  Sucess!

Fun short class 3 section. Small summit block. Nice views. Took my eleven year old. His first climb and first summit ever.


charles97 - Jun 22, 2004 1:05 pm

Route Climbed: West side Date Climbed: June 19, 2004  Sucess!

Fun but scary scramble up the rock face on return from a day hike to Whitney. The top is so small, it was hard to turn around. If you get vertigo, this is NOT the place for you.

22 miles, 6,500 ft elevation gain, 2 fourteeners, not bad for a day's work. =^)


Guilty - Jun 3, 2004 3:59 am

Route Climbed: Traverse from Carillon, Russell, Whitneyl. Date Climbed: May 30, 04  Sucess!

This wasn't plan, we just did this as we went along the day.


thenunz - May 4, 2004 1:14 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail Date Climbed: 05/02/04  Sucess!

Fun class 3 scramble to the top. Everyone on the return from Whitney should do Muir.


kelseymkrause - Apr 13, 2004 11:47 pm

Route Climbed: Whitney Main Trail Date Climbed: June 1, 2003  Sucess!

I was tired on the way back from Whitney and I decided that I didn't want to have to come back so I dropped my pack and scrambled up to the peak. Glad I did it.


RickF - Apr 8, 2004 4:42 pm

Route Climbed: Cottonwood Lakes, Rock Creek, CrabTree Pass, Whitney trail, West Chute Date Climbed: 9/14/03  Sucess!

Success! I bagged this peak after a turning back 40 feet from the summit 2 years earlier. It is true, there is not much room on the summit block. There were 5 of us perched there that day, Myself, Joe Finken, Phil Edmundson, Mario Martinez, and Rob (Joe's Friend). Credit must also be given to Bob Finken who joined us to Langley and Whitney on this three peaks in three days trip.


RSN473 - Mar 11, 2004 10:21 am

Route Climbed: from main trail Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

Scrambled up Mt. Muir on the way back from Mt. Whitney via main trail. Fun climb


Khanes - Feb 8, 2004 9:25 pm

Route Climbed: main route Date Climbed: Oct 2000  Sucess!

My friend and I tagged this peak while on a summit trip for Mt. Whitney. I highly encourage all of those who are feeling the energy while on a Whitney trip, to take the extra time to tag this peak.

mtnfoto - Jan 22, 2004 5:40 pm

Route Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: May 1979  Sucess!

Brian West and I climbed this fine alpine route in spring of a heavy snow year. We found good firm rock (5.7) and short sections of steep ice. The previous day I had stashed a pair of skis at Trail Crest and had a great run on perfect corn down the gully west of the switchbacks after our climb.


PellucidWombat - Oct 13, 2003 1:03 am

Route Climbed: Whitney Trail (aka. Switchback hell) Date Climbed: October 11, 2003  Sucess!

Took a little detour on my descent from climbing Mt Whitney's mountaineers route. It certainly had the same feel as the East Ridge of Mt Russell!

The route descriptions for the type of scrambling to expect were accurate. I was suprised at how short the scramble was from the trail. Also, finding where to go up was a little challenging, but by comparing landmarks and phtos courtesy of summitpost we were able to find the route.


Guilty - Oct 7, 2003 11:36 pm

Route Climbed: From Whitney trail after climbing E. Face of Whitney. Date Climbed: 09/21/02 and 09/09/95  Sucess!

After me and Ian climbed the East Face of Whitney, I hiked over to Mt. Muir from the trail. I descend the mountaineer's route of Whitney to the car. Making for a full day.

In 1995, I did from Whitney trail only.


tbnelson - Oct 3, 2003 6:21 pm

Route Climbed: West Face from Whiitney Trail Date Climbed: October 2, 2003  Sucess!

Summited via class 3 scramble from the Whitney Trail. Great summit with incredible views.


ScottyS - Sep 20, 2003 8:19 pm

Route Climbed: South skyline from Whitney Trail Date Climbed: Sept 19, 2003  Sucess!

Took a quick detour from the Tourist Trail to sign in during a casual day guiding my 14yo sister to Whitney. I wore my Nike sandals the entire time, including up a variation to the Muir summit.


sierragator - Sep 12, 2003 9:41 pm

Route Climbed: west face from whitney trail Date Climbed: september 12, 2003  Sucess!

ascended whitney via the mountaineer's route, hiked over to Muir to bag it. Tiny summit, no crowds. 14'er number 10. Got some puzzled looks as I went back up Whitney, took a left to descend via the MR.....


Hammer - Sep 12, 2003 4:23 pm

Route Climbed: Via the Whitney Trail Date Climbed: September 6, 2003  Sucess!

After using our rest day to ascend Whitney via the Mountaineer's route, I talked my partner in to taking the 2 mile round trip journey to do Mt. Muir. Quite a contrast to the hoards of people sitting on Whitney's top. Interesting conversations from people encouraging us on as we traversed back over to Whitney to descend the Mountaineer's route.

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