Mount Tallac Climber's Log

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partlysunny - Jul 23, 2011 1:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Awesome View as Always!  Sucess!

There were still many snowfields to hike through, including one dangerous one near the top of this ridge (on the north facing side of course). The footsteps were deep, but it was quite scary. On the way down, we ended up walking on the boulders to get past that one snowfield. Otherwise, the view from the top is always spectacular! Oh and bring your bug spray and anti itch stick! The mosquitoes were relentless on the way up and back down.


danomike - Jul 7, 2011 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Vantage of Desolation  Sucess!

Love the summer hike up there.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jun 28, 2011 4:25 pm

good views  Sucess!

climbed some time in winter 2010


Niels79 - Jun 27, 2011 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Still a lot of snow  Sucess!

Fantasic weather. Was planing to do Dicks Peak, however the PCT was still covered with snow all the way up to Dicks Pass. So took a detour to Mt. Tallac instead


Trawinski - Jun 1, 2011 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006

Second time  Sucess!

First time under heavy smoke, this time under clouds. Will I ever get that million dollar view of Tahoe?


SKI - Mar 31, 2011 8:12 am Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2011

Great Turns  Sucess!

Great corn skiing up high. Taters from the beginning of sweat hill on down. Road is getting pretty lean in terms of coverage- a lotta damn work pulling it back to the car.

Summitted with Travis Hesse. 3 hours.


Zarathustra - Mar 21, 2011 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2010

Cathedral Lake route from Tallac trailhead  Sucess!

I loved it. Beautiful all the way up, and world class views of Tahoe from the summit. Watch out for assertive marmots!

Party included Lynda (aka Zarathustraswife), her brother Danny and his wife Kellie. Conditioning for Half Dome.

"Fatigue plus loose talus equals broken ankle." Fortunately this didn't happen to anyone in our party, but I kept thinking it over and over in my head on the way down.


Zarathustraswife - Mar 21, 2011 2:39 pm

Conditioning for Half Dome   Sucess!

Did this hike with my husband, brother, and sister-in-law. The elevation gain was good training for Half Dome which we did in August 2010. Challenging hike, but the views at the top were amazing.


mrchad9 - Mar 15, 2011 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

2x  Sucess!

Planned on Cross Couloir, but avy conditions and cornices at the top led us to go up a chute further right to the ridge. Great day with great views. Also climbed it on Sep 30, 2006.

dkangas - Jan 19, 2011 12:28 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2011

Cross Couloir Variation  Sucess!

The top of the couloir was heavily corniced, but Josh H. and I spied a small chute veering to the right, branching from the main couloir close to the top. Its entrance was protected by some rock and ice, but once we got past this crux it was 100 feet of climbing at 60 degrees on good snow till we topped out. Excellent day!


SFMountaineer - Nov 8, 2010 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

Mt. Tallac Trail  Sucess!

Climbed on arguably the final hiking (as opposed to snowshoeing) day of the 2010 season. Started at 11am and finished at 5:30pm. Mostly pleasant hike, although a cold front blew over between the start of the hike and about 3pm, causing chilly temps and windy conditions in exposed areas. As we began our descent, the sun came out and warmed things up, winds calmed down, and some spectacular cumulous clouds formed over the crystal range. A significant snowstorm arrived the following morning, which probably will result in permanent snow cover at higher elevations until Spring.


badmajick - Nov 7, 2010 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

Clear day  Sucess!

through trip from echo lakes to fallen leaf lake,decided to make a stop.


oliverkalt - Sep 20, 2010 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2009

In bad winter weather  Sucess!

When the bad weather moved in we quickly drove over from Bridgeport and skied NE-ridge up and NE-bowl down before all hell broke loose. No view, high winds, bad snow, but a memorable adventure.


WhiteInVermont - Sep 17, 2010 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Best View of Tahoe  Sucess!

Amazing unobstructed view of the entire lake.


Paul86 - Sep 14, 2010 12:49 am Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2009

Winter and Summer  Sucess!

This climb spit us out in the winter but I tried the hiking trail last summer and it was easy and fun. I greatly recommend this peak as a good summer hiking experience.


rmick25 - Sep 13, 2010 2:25 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

Great view!  Sucess!

Great way to start the morning on my thru hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail.


mengbo - Aug 10, 2010 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

July 5th, 2010  Sucess!

Mt Tallac: Duration: 6 hours 48 minutes; Length: 9 miles; Average Speed: 1.3 mph; Vertical Change: 3500


Miroslava - Jul 28, 2010 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

My best mountain to date  Sucess!

My SPS peak number 4.
Although I did enjoy Granite Chief quite a bit the day before, the hike up Tallac was the highlight of my climbing career so far. I liked splashing in Cathedral Lake, which was surprisingly warm. Then I took a nap. The hike was tough for my father. He had to lay down for several minutes on the summit while my mother and I were enjoying the views. We were the last party on the top that day. Got back just before dark.

cbarry1014 - Jul 3, 2010 11:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

We Made It!  Sucess!

Mariel (age 11), Rich and I had a lovely and challenging hike today! We started off at 9:15am in 55 degree sunny weather. Gorgeous day the whole way, not too hot, a bit buggy in places. The hike above Cathedral Lake was difficult - steep and rock hopping over large, sharp boulders and steep loose shale. The trail was difficult to find in many places and we got lost on the way back. The top was amazing! The views were completely worth the hike and everything others have posted about the views were true. Spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness, Emerald Bay, and Fallen Leaf Lake. We took 8.5 hours to do the entire hike and went through all of our water (one camelback per person). Used a lot of sunscreen and bug spray. All had hats and sunglasses. We saw 6 marmots, many, many chipmunks, heard a grouse. We are sore but glad we did it!


Marmaduke - Jun 28, 2010 12:41 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

Clear Day   Sucess!

Started at 6:30am and was at the summit at 9:30. Took longer than expected. Fantastic views. Great hike. Nobody hiking on the way up (3 had started at 3am & were up there when I arrived), but many going up on my way down.

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