Mount Tallac Climber's Log

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adventuretactical - Jul 5, 2009 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 1996

Mt. Tallac East rock columns  Sucess!

Partner and I climbed (trad style), the East rock columns of Tallac, via the large snow slope that runs to the base of the Tallac Trailhead on the North-East side of the mountain.

Fantastic rock of at least 2 pitches!
Can be done alpine style, trad style or mixed if conditions are right for ice..etc!

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Jun 29, 2009 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Desolation Grand Loop  Sucess!

Dayhike from Glen Alpine TH. Continued on to Dicks Pk, Jacks Pk and then Pyramid Pk before returning to the car which made for a very long day in a great area which I hadn't visited yet.
Some Photos.


JHH60 - Jun 23, 2009 12:57 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 1998

Hiked several times  Sucess!

Favorite hike when in the Tahoe area.


damgaard - Jun 14, 2009 2:38 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2009

quick trip  Sucess!

Mt. Tallac trail up (2 hours) and down (1,5 hours). Still plenty of snow above Cathedral Lake. Only met two people the whole day, which was a nice change of pace from Half Dome.


fedak - Jun 13, 2009 11:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2009

Early season main trail  Sucess!

This started on the main trail, but sort of devolved into a talus scramble as much of the high plateau was still snowbound. Just me and the marmots on the summit.

Pics here.


rdesota - Apr 20, 2009 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2009

Ski down  Sucess!

My ten year old daughter's first time up - we all skied from the summit to the end of the road. Great times and a really warm day.


GroundControl - Feb 23, 2009 10:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2008

Beautiful Dayhike  Sucess!

Quite possibly one of the most beautiful hikes I've been on recently...continual views of Lake Tahoe and the basin make this a rewarding hike.


wmolland - Dec 10, 2008 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2008

Catherdal Lake  Sucess!

Another beautiful December dayhike as I keep waiting for the snow to fall. The lakes were frozen and there was some snow and ice on the trail but surely not enough to ski.


ScottyP - Nov 29, 2008 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

A bit of wind!  Sucess!

Been up here many times but this one was epic! 30-40mph winds were hitting the lake but I was training for Orizaba so I went for it. Great climb until I crested the switchbacks and was almost blown off my feet by the wind! I ended up dropping down the east side and coming up through the last chute to avoid the wind. Snow, sleet and hail follwed me all the way to the car! I love the mountains!!


davidjhoopes - Nov 27, 2008 9:44 pm

Saw almost no one  Sucess!

My wife, 6m old son, and I went up on a weekday and saw nearly no one. Spectacular trip.


Noondueler - Nov 6, 2008 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 1995

First trip to Des. Wil.  Sucess!

Did Freel Peak next day

crom - Oct 6, 2008 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

training climb  Sucess!

training climb for mt rainier. i loaded my pack with as much crap as possible and went up via the floating island lake trail.


mstender - Sep 10, 2008 1:31 pm

Glen Alpine Trail  Sucess!

I have climbed Tallac via the Glen Alpine Trail many times and it is one of favorite hikes. This trail is much nice than the Tallac Trail. You will never get tired of the awesome views from the top.


jboldt1971 - Aug 18, 2008 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 1987

Tallac!  Sucess!

Climbed Tallac many times. In summer, fall, spring, and winter. The view never gets old. Great skiing down the cross and in north bowl. Spent the night on the summit in 1994 and watched the best sunrise of my life.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Aug 17, 2008 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2008

Tahoe's Best  Sucess!

My 11 year old son and I made this beautiful hike - which was made harder than it looked by the trail being so often made up of round golf ball size rocks that strain your brakes going down. We went up the back way up the talus near the top rather than follow the trail around. Overall, a treat for the eyes and a kicking for the butt.


climbing1 - Aug 16, 2008 11:10 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2008

Great Views  Sucess!

I took the trip advice to "peel" off the trail at the clearing and bushwack 100 yds toward the SE chutes. It was not bad at all, i ended up climbing the ridge between the scree cirque and the actual chutes. Excellent class 3 and some wonderful moderate class 4 climbing.


gbrill - Aug 5, 2008 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2006

Wow  Sucess!

Awesome view.


cp0915 - Aug 3, 2008 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

Cathedral Lake Trail  Sucess!

My first Tahoe summit.


AdamJ - Jul 31, 2008 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2008

Wow is right  Sucess!

I can vouch for Ryan on that comment, major "talent" on this hill! Awesome hike and views


RyanCampagna - Jul 31, 2008 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Wow  Sucess!

Can't wait to try this one with my snowboard!! How is it possible that we passed more than several women on this trail, and all of them were hot?! Good stuff.

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