Mount Wilson Climber's Log

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shanahan96 - Sep 9, 2007 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

wilson traverse  Sucess!

traversed to wilson after climbing el diente. the narrow section just before obtaining mount wilson's summit was gnarly! one of the few bright spots of a day filled with shotty, scree slogging.



dr_gonz - Sep 4, 2007 4:08 pm

wilson  Sucess!

second time's a charm. (for me)


chicagotransplant - Sep 4, 2007 11:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Kilpacker w/ Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed with Shanahan96, JamieNellis and ATTM. Most of the traverse is done below the ridge, but the part on the ridge crest from West Wilson over the "coxcomb" to the summit as a lot of fun and very airy. Descended the SW Face, very loose up top and a long scree slog back to the trail, but a great way to avoid the crowds. We saw no one ascending or descending, only saw people on the traverse.

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Jul 29, 2007 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2007

Traverse  Sucess!

Not as bad or exposed as I anticipated; 95 minutes summit to summit. The first moves off of Wilson were spectacular!


jhansen007 - Jul 24, 2007 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

North Face via Navajo Lake  Sucess!

My favorite climb of the three 14ers in this basin. Pretty straight forward route -- lots of cairns in most places. The last little stretch was a blast and exposure at least gets your adrenaline going a little. Also has the best view (of the three peaks) from the top. Gladstone looks awesome from this point. The long glissades down were great on soft snow.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jul 10, 2007 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Traverse = Awesome  Sucess!

Reached the top after traversing from El Diente. The 2000 foot glissade was amazing!


Flex - Jan 21, 2007 10:29 pm

N Slopes Jul/04  Sucess!

A Fun solo up Mt Wilson followed by an even better solo of the ridge to El Diente followed by an even better glissade down El Diente!


weeds19 - Jan 18, 2007 4:22 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2001

Solo trip  Sucess!

I drove up to the Silver Pick TH (when it used to be open) after work on Friday night and completed a long day's trip to Mt Wilson, along the ridge and to El Diente. I was too busy picking a route to realize I was on the 4th class section of Wilson. When I looked up the summit was just a few feet away.


shknbke - Sep 15, 2006 6:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

from Wilson Pk  Sucess!

Did Mt Wilson after Wilson Pk. Stayed high in the basin at 13200', but probably should have dropped down as boulder hop was annoying. Found the cairned route to the notch. Avoided exposed 4th class ridge as it was wet to climbers left as there was a gully that was less exposed. No travserse to El Diente was thunder began to rumble on summit.


JCantu1044 - Sep 5, 2006 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Route: Navajo Lake TH  Sucess!

Hiked in from Navajo Lake TH starting at 7:15am and reached the summit in 8 hrs (includes breaks, photos, etc.) 6 hours on the return. This, my 9th 14er was personally my most challenging to date. Thanks to perfect weather all day, and fellow climbers along the way, I was able to identify the crux and safely navigate the class 4 moves without ropes, etc. Please note: Mt. Wilson is really not for beginners and should be climbed cautiously in dry conditions.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 21, 2006 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Traverse from El Diente  Sucess!

12 hours roundtrip from Navajo Lake TH. Trip Report


pjenson05 - Aug 17, 2006 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

Exposure was Exciting at the Least  Sucess!

Planned to do the traverse over to El Diente, but clouds, rain, and storms chased us off. The last 100 feet was exciting. If that doesn't make your heart beat, you have to be dead. Awesome climb in the clouds.


CODave - Aug 12, 2006 5:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006

Traverse from El Diente  Sucess!

Awesome traverse, took us 2.25 hrs from summit to summit. Started w/ El Diente from Navajo Basin, traversed to Mt. Wilson, then traversed in talus below Gladstone up to Gladstone-Wilson Peak saddle and then on to Wilson Peak. Descended and left camp. 15 hr day camp to TH.


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1995

Croosed El Diente in 45 minutes, not running  Sucess!

Hard part was crossing the Boulders back to Navajo Basin.


km_donovan - Apr 28, 2006 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2005

Route Climbed: Kilpacker Basin  Sucess!

Bailed on the traverse from El Diente the previous day because of the weather. I did not have enough food for a second day so I hiked back to the car to re-supply and went the next day. A challenging and fun route. Bring your ice axe.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 20, 2006 2:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1969

From El Diente  Sucess!

Did the connecting ridge from El Diente solo, in a storm ... wouldn't recommend following my example ... pretty damn stupid.


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 12:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 1997

Standard Route  Sucess!

We attemted the traverse to El Diente, but had to bail because of weather. Beautiful early-season conditions.


LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:48 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 07-sep-2005  Sucess!

See the trip-report here:


Andinistaloco - Sep 14, 2005 1:31 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 2000?  Sucess!

Fun climb and a neat little bit of scrambling up top. Great views of the area!


doumall - Jul 13, 2005 2:00 pm

Route Climbed: North Slopes via Navajo Lake Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

Summited with ColoradoScott. Nice introduction to 50+ degree snow.

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