Day tripped this along with Whitney in a little under 12hrs car to car. The summit block seemed more challenging than the class 3 I expected After a few tries found a workable line to the top.
Aug ?, 1997
A fun detour on the way down from Whitney. The East face looks great.
Fun scramble after whitney, nice exposure.
It's a fun side trip with a little pucker power. If you've got a extra hour on your Whitney assent you should do it. 2005 was a great snow year.
Scrambled up and down on my way to the summit of Whitney. My climbing partner turned around at this point.
Climbed on the way down from Whitney.
Not sure I found it at first, its not so obvious off the Whiney main trail.
Uneventful dayhike of Whitney & Muir.
Climbed Muir on the way back down from Whitney. I met awagher on the way up and he and his friends helped coach me up the last move to the summit. I doubt I would have summited had they not been there. I guess I'm just a pansy sometimes.
Nice dayhike. Something like 51/2 hrs from the portal. 8hrs round trip.
I tried to summit Muir and the way back from Whitney, first I summited the wrong peak, then I figured out which one I needed to climb but could not find the class 3 route, started what I figure was a class 4 route and retreated. I was tired and did not feel good about it, next time,
Passed it on my 1st trip to Whitney, so went back when I decided to start climbing more 14ers. Fun scramble from the trail. Only a small amount of 3rd class from what I remember.
I had previously passed this summit 5 times, not this time, cool scramble, class 3+.
Dan and I got stuck about 50 feet from the summit and couldn't figure out a way up to the next ledge up. Bob R's photos helped but weren't enough for us gravity challenged hikers. Oh well, we'll try again someday.
From the main trail
A quick scramble from Whitney Main Trail to cross off another 14er - too easy.
Nice addition to Whitney grind.
I try to climb Mt. Muir on the way back from each Whitney hike. Very nice short class 3/4 summit blocks with a great views.
in 24 hours from san diego in stormy fall weather with paul dowdy