Mount Powell Climber's Log

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Romain - Aug 13, 2023 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2023

NE Couloir of Point Powell  Sucess!

Trip report.


Donno - Jul 2, 2020 8:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2020

NE Couloir  Sucess!

9.5h r/t from camp at Baboon Lakes with the 239 Club: Rahil, Reza and Peter. This was 5 years after we failed in '15 due to deep soft snow. Good, firm snow after a dry winter (only 3" in May).


midi510 - Jun 29, 2019 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2019

Great skiing on 06-22-2019  Sucess!

Climbed the NE Couloir to ski it and hiked up to the summit for the view. Skiing was excellent.


midi510 - Jun 10, 2019 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2019

Skied form the notch on the west ridge.  Sucess!

Skinned and booted the north face to the notch on the west ridge and climbed from there to the summit (in ski boots). Solid class 4 to the summit. Skied the north face to Echo Lake on perfect spring corn.


CameronGround - Sep 13, 2017 1:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2017

Powell and Wesley  Sucess!

NE couloir totally melted out as should be expected so late. Tried to climb the south side of the ridge from Thompson-Powell col, as the rock looked really nice and I thought I could see a general line up. Didn't pay enough attention to Secor to know there's supposed to be a class 3 route on it, so when I hit a couple hard for me boulder problems 90% of the way up and not seeing obvious alternatives, I wimped out, downclimbed and took the easy route across the rubble along the bottom of the solid ridge. That defeat and the time sunk into it lead me to also wimp out on the traverse to John. Beautiful day though with about as fine of views of cloud dappled Sierra ruggedness that one could ask for.


Deb - Jun 13, 2017 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2017

Perfect NE Couloir  Sucess!

Good firm snow to the top, thanks to 2 days of cold temps and wind. Summited Powell and Wesley, gotta leave John for another day considering the amount of snow and wind that I would have to contend with. Awesome day out there all by myself!


mrchad9 - Jun 18, 2013 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013

All Three  Sucess!

Up the NE Couloir to Point Powell and then over to Point Wesley and Point John. Couloir was just barely in perfect condition for my short aluminum crampons and small ice ax. Enjoyed the ridge over to Point John, had to do it twice to get back to Mount Thompson in the afternoon.

tb00957 - Sep 7, 2010 12:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010

From east side  Sucess!

Would have been better with snow.


ScottHanson - Aug 22, 2010 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

Point Powell via NE chute  Sucess!

Made it up chute on day 7 of SC2010. Used ice axe, crampons, and trekking pole on steep snow. Above snow was loose dirt and rock, but I made it to plateau summit. Long day (15 hours)making it back to car (Sabrina Lake Trailhead) at 9PM. Forgot to apply sunscreen, so ended up with sunburned face.


GlennG - Jul 18, 2008 12:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Traverse across all 3 points  Sucess!

See Bob's post. Lots of fun with Bob and Matthew. The longest/steepest snow field I had climbed at that point. Not as bad as I thought.


Pantilat - Jun 20, 2007 2:43 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

John, Wesley, and Powell  Sucess!

Traversed Point John, Wesley, and Powell from Sailor Lake.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Dec 1, 2006 4:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Pts. John, Wesley, and Powell  Sucess!

Climbed the NE Couloir on Pt. Powell, strolled over to Pt. Wesley, then traversed along an enjoyable class 3 ridge to Mt. Powell with Bob and Glenn. Descended to Echo Lake and back through some beautiful country to Lake Sabrina. My last day of the '06 Sierra Challenge, as I had to return to China for work for a couple of weeks. Bummer. :-(

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Aug 31, 2006 4:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Traverse across all 3 points  Sucess!

Yes Mark, you missed out on a good one. Turns out the traverse from Pt. Wesley to Pt. John was the best scrambling all day, and some of the finest on the 2006 Challenge. Trip Report


PellucidWombat - Aug 24, 2006 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Sierra Challenge 2006  Sucess!

Climbed this peak on the 3rd day of the Sierra Challenge. Ascended via the NE Couloir (fun) and descended the SE Face (sucked) after tagging Pt Wesley. Apparently Bob Burd found a fun class 3 traverse to Mount Powell and I'm kicking myself for not following him!


derbilly - Aug 17, 2006 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Thompson Powell col  Sucess!

3rd day of the Sierra Challenge. Also tagged Pt Wesley and the other peak on the plateau that I initially thought was Pt Wesley.


bechtt - Aug 11, 2006 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Thompson-Powell col  Sucess!

Day 3 of the 2006 Sierra Challenge. Pictures

NoSam - May 31, 2006 4:53 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Route: Thompson-Powell col and SE face  Sucess!

Lots of snow. where is spring?

agorokhov - Aug 2, 2004 2:11 pm

Route Climbed: NE Couloir Date Climbed: June 5 2004  Sucess!

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