solo day hike via mountaineer route, returned from main route. also climbed Young and Hale same day.
neat summit and well worth the jaunt from the main Whitney Trail. We left a little too early and had some extra scrambling to reach the summit blocks. There was a register in place in an ammunition box a few feet short of the top, with plenty of recent entries. We found a ridiculous rappel setup someone had rigged with a solid looking webbing and rap ring anchor supporting some small clothesline-type cheap rope. Did someone actually trust their life to this?? Anyhow, there was certainly some exposure, with the easy hands traverse being the key to the climb. Fun!
I have been trying to reach the summit of this one for 5 years, but have been rejected each year for one reason or another. Summiting from the Whitney trail, I wasn't sure if I needed ropes or not based on other posts. With the posted pics and YouTube videos, it was very straight forward - I was totally fine with no protection.
Stephen's final 14er, now he's done all of them in the Lower 48. We did this from Upper Boyscout, and descended via Whitney/Mountaineers' route.
Needs a new register (just the book, not the box)
Hiked the whitney trail to high camp. Summited and hiked out the next day. Nice trip
I had to hike two peaks just to find out which was Mt Muir. 3rd class at the top but exposure is limited. Scary suspended rock near the top freaked me out.
Climbed with Mike Chen, took 45 minutes round trip from the trail.
Temps near freezing but beautiful skies and a nice little climb after the Whitney summit. Met another couple on the trail looking to climb Muir so we did it together. Fun stuff, the class 3 made it enjoyable- short, but sweet climb. Shout out to Kate and AJ
Great day in the Sierra Nevada. Gusty winds and below freezing temps. My 3rd 14er!
Beautiful scramble on the way to Whitney. My first class 3 peak. COLD day.
Came up w/ Chris for E Buttress, but it was plastered w/ snow. Sailor Bob was bagging Whitney
Fun scramble. Cairn marks departure from whitney trail.
I went up the wrong spire first, so had to back track and traverse over to the right one. It was a rushed affair, as my climbing partner (and girl friend) was waiting at Trail Crest for me. The summit was socked in with clouds. This was a side trip from a day hike of Whitney.
This peak looks really impressive as you climb up the 99 switchbacks on the main Whitney trail, so I had to do it. I would rate the final part of the climb as hard 3rd class or 4th class. The summit is small, and I was nervous because of some strong wind. Beautiful view.
Spending a windy night at Consultation Lake, Heather and I tagged Keeler and Muir amid 25+mph winds and sub-freezing temps. Loved the 3rd Class but sooo short. :(
Camped at trail camp and climbed from there
I wish it could be winter in the Sierra year round
Finally got my last 14er by swinging over after a winter trip up Whitney on the Mountaineer's Route. Hit Muir next and then down from Trail Crest. Returning to camp between UBSL and Iceberg Lake was not easy!