Mount Whitney Climber's Log

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ScrambledLeggs - Sep 17, 2012 6:29 pm

PCT Ascent  Sucess!

I climbed Whitney during my 2012 thru hike.


DukeJH - Sep 10, 2012 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

Meh...  Sucess!

Via standard route under threatening skies in a touch under 11 hours. Maybe better on the Mountaineers Route?


Haddadb - Sep 10, 2012 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Top of North America  Sucess!

Second attempt on Whitney Summit. Last year tried the Mountaineers route, but it was too snowy and sunny at the same time, and got sun poisoning on the way up. This time went for the main trail and summited no problem!


sangus - Sep 4, 2012 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Day Hike  Sucess!

Clear day with sweet views and cool temperature. Day hiked Whitney starting 3:50 (with a full moon) ending at 17:38 on the main trail from Whitney Portal.


WayneFry - Sep 4, 2012 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

MR  Sucess!

Climbed with a couple of guys from SMG (Dakin and Leath). Stuck to the left side of the main chute then climbed the second chute on the north side. Lots of loose rock in the gullies but manageable.


jeffrawn - Aug 30, 2012 1:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

Fun Scramble  Sucess!

The class 3 scramble of the Mountaineers Route (and parts of the North Fork Lone Pine Creek Trail) is a definite superior choice over the 22 miles and endless switchbacks of the Mt. Whitney Trail. I enjoyed the challenge, scenery and good time with my son as we bagged our first CA 14er and Lower-48 HP. That and a couple days in Yosemite to get acclimated were a great culmination to a month of "getting as high as we can" (Elbert, Massive, then Whitney)! If we can get Rainier next summer we will have the top five highest peaks in the Lower-48.


MountainHikerCO - Aug 28, 2012 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Bear!  Sucess!

Long day car to car. Had bear encounter in parking lot before starting.

trexkerry - Aug 26, 2012 12:10 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2012

Dayhike on Main Trail  Sucess!

Had a lot of fun with this one after wanting to do it for a long time. Left Portal at 4:30, summit at 11:15 - went to do Keeler Needle afterword but the last couple of steps were a little more exposure than I wanted so I backed off 7 feet from that summit. Enjoyable day, back to the car just after 5:00 PM, and back home in Tracy before midnight.


SurfinPeakScience - Aug 16, 2012 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012

Footsteps of Muir  Sucess!

Via Mountaineers Route...the whole North Fork of Lone Pine Creek is magnificent!


NavySeabee - Aug 8, 2012 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

Second Time from Portal  Sucess!

Better views (if that's possible) second time and five years after my previous climb. Adding Crooks Peak and Discovery Pinnacle this time were fun diversions. Had great compadres to hike with too!


JoeK - Aug 3, 2012 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Leisure  Sucess!

Did a quick run up to Muir after hauling pack to trail camp. Got back to camp for a bit of sleep then did a leisurely ascent to Whitney with the rest of the group. Also bagged Langley earlier in the week. Fun week in the Eastern Sierra.


dstevenson0204 - Aug 2, 2012 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

Beautiful  Sucess!

Did the Mountaineering route. Camped two night! Had a lot of fun!


Tonka - Jul 29, 2012 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012

Bluebird Day  Sucess!

Great day all around. We had great weather and a really fun time on both the mountain and in Lone Pine. Main trail.


kenrw - Jul 28, 2012 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012

Perfect  Sucess!

Left @ 4:30am. Summit at 10:30am. Perfect weather. Hey, don't worry about getting a day-use permit. There are plenty available the day before you need it. There are about 30-50% cancellations, and that puts 30-50 permits back into the pool by 3pm the day before. The ranger told me that there are several unused permits every day. I drove down from Bend, OR and did not have a concern getting a permit. Also, there is not fee for a permit obtained the day before it is needed.


joseyinnet - Jul 17, 2012 2:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2012

15th HP  Sucess!

Did this with my brother (his first time peakbagging). I was actually expecting the whole thing to be a lot harder, but my feet/legs didn't even hurt. My brother thought it was a lot harder though. Went up to the top in a day and then camped at trail camp. Finished off with pancakes at the trailhead.


mengbo - Jul 16, 2012 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2012

Via Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

2x. Hiked with Jean via mountaineer's route. Camped at Iceberg Lake.

Joshb4 - Jul 11, 2012 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Finally  Sucess!

At the end of a successful solo JMT


SkydiveKen - Jul 11, 2012 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2012

8th summit the hard way  Sucess!

Ran from Onion Valley to Whitney portal. Made the side trip to Whitney but did not have it in me to do Muir too.

48 miles and over 15,000' of gain in 23 hrs = ouch!

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MountainHikerCO - Jul 8, 2012 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Bear!  Sucess!

Via Standard Route. Had bear encounter in parking lot before starting. He was sneaking up on my wife’s side of the car when we were getting ready. Was able to shoo it away. Do NOT leave your pack or any food unguarded. He was patrolling for a quick steal. Use the bear boxes.


SkydiveKen - Jul 11, 2012 4:43 pm

Re: Bear!

My partner and I were sitting in his truck trying to get some rest before our climb. Had a bear climb into the bed of the truck with us in the cab. At first I thought my partner was just moving around trying to get comfortable. He though it was me moving around. It was so dark that it took us a while to realize that is was not either one of us. When we shined a flash light into the bed, we saw a small black bear just on the other side of the window with my water bottle in it's mouth. Pretty sure he was more scared then us by the way he leaped out of the truck.

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