Mount Muir Climber's Log

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BKiser90 - Oct 15, 2023 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2023

Day Assault of Whitney and Muir  Sucess!

Windy day assault of Whitney and Muir. Great conditions besides the 40 mph winds. Marginal amount of snow on the 99 switchbacks. Clear day with beautiful views of the Sierras and eastern California. Route up Mount Muir is easier on the left (north side) than right. Great holds and steps! Can't wait to get back!


reedochalek - Sep 16, 2022 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2022

Side Quest  Sucess!

Done on the way down from Whitney. Had just finished the JMT.


Romain - Aug 1, 2020 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2020

From the JMT  Sucess!

Nice to be back on this summit after 18 years. Trip report.


Fletch - Sep 10, 2018 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2018

We're gonna have words  Sucess!

from Upper Boy Scout Lake... long day up and over


triyoda - Jul 11, 2018 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2018

Airy Summit  Sucess!

the summit block is quite the perch.


mtnpanda - Jul 2, 2018 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2018

Muir = adding some Sriracha to Whitney trail since 1919  Sucess!

Loved the solitude atop the summit block - had it all to myself that morning! :D

Final scramble was definitely a bit spicy coming from the carefree (mindless?) slog up the switchbacks and trail crest. I started right, traversed left, and then headed up the vertical crack. Not sure if I followed the correct beta, but I jugged across the flake for the traverse.

I found this picture really useful for the start - keep an eye out for the boulder with green speckles:

Tictacjoe - Oct 31, 2017 11:05 am Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2017

Mount Muir Sumit  Sucess!

The hardest part of the climb is finding the start off the Whitney trail. There's a cairn at the base of a talus shoot up to the summit block. The climb to the summit is straightforward but will definitely get your blood pumping!


Harvest - Aug 15, 2017 3:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2016

Mt Muir from JMT  Sucess!

Solo ascent from the JMT. Class 3 summit block.


wmolland - Jul 13, 2017 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2017

From the trail   Sucess!

Those last few moves to the summit keep your attention! Spectacular views of all around from the summit.

utclimber - Oct 16, 2016 5:39 pm

Whitney and Muir  Sucess!

Made the side trip to Mt Muir on the return trip from Whitney.


SchwartzOn - Sep 7, 2016 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2016

Summit Block Rocks  Sucess!

The best summit block! I've never seen so many perfect slabs back to back. I summited Whitney twice this day, and went on to tag Mount Muir, before descending the way I came up on the Mountaineers Route, or Direct Route. Great views of Whitney, Langley. Definitely worth coming back for.


Romain - Jul 15, 2016 2:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2002

From the trail  Sucess!

After summiting Whitney with S. Feldmann, I sauntered up Muir late in the day. Snow covered ledges made this more interesting. Trip report


BobD3 - Nov 26, 2015 9:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2009

9-9-09  Sucess!

First time above 13,000 ft.
First time above 14,000 ft.
First class 3 summit.
First 14'er.
Went on to do Whitney after, another first.
I thought it would be most fitting to make this peak my first 14'er as a humble tribute to the man who did so much to preserve this incredible, sacred wilderness.
Loved the little nubbin summit block. One of the tiniest I've ever been on. Was too dizzy to actually stand on it.
RIP Mr. John Muir. - Oct 22, 2015 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Whitney Trail  Sucess!

Took a detour off the Whitney Trail


Blackmouth - Sep 25, 2015 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2015

One more to go  Sucess!

Beautiful fall day in the Eastern Sierra. Solo dayhike up the Mountaineers route to Whitney and then onto Mt. Muir and down the main trail to the portal. 16 hours car to car. Amazing how few people pass up on the opportunity to summit Muir. Middle Pal is my final Ca 14er left.


Scott - Jul 21, 2015 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

Muir  Sucess!

On the descent fro Whitney, Kessler and I took off ahead so that we could climb Mount Muir. Mount Muir was rated class 3 and although I knew that class 3 was generally harder in California than in Colorado, we underestimated Mount Muir. It was harder than I thought it would be. It was quite exposed as well. Since we weren't planning on climbing Muir until we happened to get the overnight permit, I hadn't brought any good climbing shoes and we just had old running shoes. We also didn't have any beta and didn't bring helmets. We probed two different routes before climbing one in the center of the summit block. It wasn't too bad until we had to do a slab traverse to the left with our low-traction shoes (sticky shoes would make this a piece of cake). We got up to the rappel anchor at the overhanging rock, but with our old running shoes we didn't want to stand on the summit. It was fun, but I wish we had brought better shoes (and a helmet).

Still ready for more action, we descended Muir and climbed what our map labeled as Trail Crest Tower. Either the map was wrong or there is a non technical route up the tower, because we didn't do any technical climbing. It was still a great viewpoint.


Kessler - Jul 20, 2015 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2015

Muir  Sucess!



edsaxe - Jul 14, 2015 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015

Sketchy when covered in snow  Sucess!

Started free climbing up the west face from the whitney trail, but the rocks were covered in ice and snow so we used a rope, nuts, and slings to climb up to the summit, amazing exposure and view on top, definitely wouldnt have felt comfortable climbing without a rope because of the snow. downclimbed to the north around the other pinnacle and back towards the west down a small chimney, was alot easier that way.


DukeJH - Jun 25, 2015 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014

14er Quest  Sucess!

Tagged on to an impromptu Whitney day hike.

trexkerry - Jan 11, 2015 3:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013

Whitney/Muir  Sucess!

2nd time up Whitney but first time up Muir - was a bit nervous on the class 3 climb up. Memorable views, great day! TR is HERE.

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