Mount Pickering Climber's Log

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Romain - Jun 30, 2020 12:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2020

North slope to East slope  Sucess!

On a two-day traverse of Pickering, Joe Devel, Chamberlin and Newcomb. Trip report.


wmolland - Jul 20, 2019 9:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2019

From Sky Blue Lake  Sucess!

Climbed up mostly snow from a still frozen over Sky Blue Lake and then puttered up the ridge to the top before traversing over to Newcomb. It's a pretty awesome spot in a high snow year!

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Dec 10, 2015 1:57 pm

beautiful area   Sucess!

2-day backpacking trip from Cottonwood.


mengbo - Oct 11, 2015 11:11 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2015

from Joe Devel  Sucess!

day hike from cottonwood pass.


Deb - Sep 7, 2015 2:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

From Joe Devel  Sucess!

Traversed southern ridge from Joe Devel; fun Class 3-4 along the way. Onward to traverse to Newcomb.


bechtt - Sep 3, 2014 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

Big loop  Sucess!

Last of four peaks which included (in order) Newcomb, Chamberlin, Pickering, and Joe Devel. Up via Miter Basin from Soldier Lake and down Joe Devel's sandy south face.


cab - Sep 23, 2013 10:39 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

Cottonwood Lakes TH  Sucess!

Solo dayhike starting from Horseshoe Meadows. I left Upper Rock Creek and followed the Erin Lake drainage up until a little below the lake, then cut right to gain Pickering's SE ridge. Nothing more than Class 2 all the way. Traversed the ridge to Joe Devel afterwards.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 21, 2012 1:35 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2012

Day 2, #1  Sucess!

We hiked up the Meysan Lakes Trail and camped the 1st night on a saddle above the lake on the ridge up to Irvine. Then we traversed over to Mallory and LeConte before going down a gully and camping below Pickering. The next day we climbed Pickering, Joe Devel and Chamberlin and then down to Crabtree Lakes. The following day we went from Crabtree to the JMT and and climbed up Discovery Pinnacle before going down the Whitney Trail.


96avs01 - May 28, 2012 9:24 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

From Soldier Lake  Sucess!

Used SE ridge approach and finished on NE ridge. Then traversed to Joe Devel. Very little snow...felt like autumn.


crag - May 20, 2012 12:43 pm

from Joe Devel  Sucess!

In mid-September 1999, 4 of us went into Rock Creek Canyon for a 6-day peak bagging expedition. We set up our base camp along Rock Creek, below Erin Lake. As luck would have it, we got hit by the remnant of a hurricane, and it rained almost every day, with occasional hail and lighting. On the first clear day, we climbed Joe Devel via the east face, which is easy and straightforward class 2-3 talus with some sand near the top. From there we crossed the ridge to Pickering and descended the Pickering's SE Ridge. Both of these peaks are easy and both have spectacular views. We didn't encounter anyone else the entire time we were in the Rock Creek drainage.


seano - Feb 4, 2012 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

From Joe Devel  Sucess!

Unmemorable traverse. Trip report

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 7, 2011 2:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

From Cottonwood Lakes TH  Sucess!

Via Cottonwood Pass, day 10 of the 2006 Sierra Challenge, climbed with Joe Devel. Trip Report

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