Mount Tallac Climber's Log

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Aramazd - Jul 5, 2019 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2019

Mt Tallac  Sucess!

Beautiful views, excellent weather. Snow encountered from around 7200 feet. Above 8000 feet patches of snow and patches without snow. On one segment about two thirds of the way up, snow was melting next to the boulders and then there was a steep drop off on the left, making the climb a little hairy. Many others were climbing without crampons, but I found their use invaluable on that segment.


MikeLJ - Feb 11, 2019 7:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1990

First summit in the USA  Sucess!

Came to the USA to go to Yosemite but it was closed due to fires.
Climbed this on the only good weather day!


Jonodo - Nov 24, 2018 9:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2018

Mt. Tallac Trail  Sucess!

Very pleasant day. Great views of Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Nov 4, 2018 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2018

It's A Scramble  Sucess!

I started out along the shores of Fallen Leaf Lake and bushwacked up the mountainside until I connected with the trail and ascended from there. 2.5 hours to summit and 2.0 hours back down. Tons of people up there and what a beautiful day and climb !


SuperChthonic - May 3, 2018 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2008

Nice Tahoe views

Gentle, easy climb with a big time view. Done it many times since then.


dgkirk - Dec 25, 2017 1:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2017

Long trip from Lake Aloha  Sucess!

Was camping with some friends in Lake Aloha region and decided to go for a "nice little day hike." Not the best idea I've ever had, but the view from the summit was epic. Can't wait to go back in winter conditions!


patricklynch88 - Sep 14, 2017 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2017

Mount Tallac Trailhead  Sucess!

Mount Tallac via Mount Tallac Trailhead. Day trip. 3,300 ft elevation gain. Party of 2.


labgloves - Aug 11, 2017 11:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2017

Training hike  Sucess!

Training hike


ScottHanson - Aug 6, 2017 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2017

By trail  Sucess!

Very hot. I should have carried more water.


kaylam87 - Jul 8, 2017 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017

Still some snow up there  Sucess!

With NorCal Women Adventurers. There is still snow in the bowl, most people were going up the edge of the snow in just shoes. I brought microspikes just in case but ended up going up the talus on the side of the snow for the first half, then going up the snow when it got a little wider. There is some more snow coverage past the bowl that obscures good portions of the trail. But if you have a map (and can see the summit, really) you can get there pretty easily. Took us about 3.5 hours to get to the summit, about three hours down. Went through 4L of liquid, warm day! Views were pretty great, you can see Desolation is still pretty socked in. Saw a marmot, ground squirrels, and a hawk dive-bombing an eagle in a tree.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2015

My first Tahoe peak  Sucess!

This was my first Tahoe peak. Tiring but loved it! Got a nasty sunburn, and I still don't think I've learned my lesson two years later. :) We saw a bear near the trailhead as we started.


RoryKuykendall - Dec 9, 2016 2:40 am

Climbed With My Dad  Sucess!

Climbed this with my dad at some point when I was growing up. It felt like a great adventure at the time. I remember being fascinated by the views into the Desolation Wilderness.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Oct 23, 2016 12:52 am Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2016

Great hike  Sucess!

Started on trailhead at 10:00 am, got back to car at 5:30 pm. Lots of snow at top, and about 30 people at top.


pezzotto - May 29, 2016 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2015

Mt Tallac  Sucess!

Amazing climb!


T3xa5b0y - Feb 12, 2016 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014

Awesome hike!  Sucess!

Did this hike from the Glen Alpine trailhead. Absolutely awesome hike. The Glean Alpine trail has beautiful views of the Desolation Wilderness the whole way up. The view from the summit is amazing!


Fairweather - Oct 25, 2015 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

Mt. Tallac Trail  Sucess!

Good warmup/workout hike.


Awalus - Sep 14, 2015 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

made it

Started at 6am,what a tough hike


bechtt - Aug 21, 2015 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2015

Trail  Sucess!

Long day hitting all four peaks (Tallac, Dicks, Jacks, and Pyramid) from Glen Alpine.


jkantoline - Jun 23, 2015 1:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2010

First Time  Sucess!

My first time going up Tallac for my climbing partner's was a rough and steep climb for me, but I was successful and it was a rewarding climb. I have been up five times of my favorite climbs in Tahoe.

ktoyama - Dec 15, 2014 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2014

Desolation Wilderness  Sucess!

Two days hiking/backpacking in Desolation Wilderness including Angora Peak, Aloha Lake, Gilmore Lake, Mt. Tallac, Dick's Peak.

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