Mountaineer's Climber's Log

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antsanta - Sep 23, 2021 8:54 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2021

One day was too long...Lol  Sucess!

Long day. Did a total of 26 miles in 19hours. Started around 2 AM. Reached the summit about 12 hours later. Took the mountaineer's route thinking it would be quicker, but was wrong. Hell of an experience, however. Lit the mountaineering fire for me!


andrew_c - Apr 11, 2021 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2021

First time up the Mountaineer's Route!  Sucess!

Had a great time on the mountaineer's route -- perfect weather and enough snow make the climb enjoyable!


Igooooor - Aug 15, 2019 10:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2019

Beautiful bivouac at Iceberg Lake

Exhausted and dehydrated I spend a peaceful night at iceberg lake. Self rescued while vomiting all the way down the next day. Mountaineering: the best part is when it stops. Can’t wait to almost kill myself again. Beautiful route.

nfischer921 - Mar 25, 2019 11:52 am Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2019

Winter attempt

Made an attempt towards the end of March.
There was a road closed sign at the bottom of the hairpin near the dirt parking area, however it is possible to drive past it.
Somewhere around the bend in the hairpin there was enough snow that driving wouldn't have been possible.
About a quarter mile past the hairpin there is an actual closed gate.
From there everything was under several feet of snow. We camped just off the road at Whitney portal. Snowshoes became necessary shortly after the north fork.
We only made it to lower boyscout because we started too late in the day and the soft snow was too tiring for some of us.
Look out for the sketchy avi conditions directly below lower boyscout.


Wallylongridge - Feb 20, 2018 12:41 am

Fall  Sucess!

Great place to be!


Harvest - Aug 15, 2017 3:50 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2017

Mountaineers Route  Sucess!

The approach is long and the camping pleasant.

FA of this route John Muir in October 1873.

There's many other nearby peaks worth climbing. Some look like fun trad routes.

Ben FR - Jul 31, 2017 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2017

Up Mountaineers, down Trail  Sucess!

Climbed the Mountaineers Route in late July 2017 (big snow year). It took 7 hours up, and 4 down. Would have been 1hr faster without snow. Route ended up being fairly straightforward. Water crossings were a non-event. The chute was covered in snow - ended up scrambling up the exposed rocks on the left side until around 13,500' and then hiked up softish snowpatch with crampons and poles to where the rocks reemerged around 13,900'. On the final 400, there was a big patch of snow in the middle, ended up going right to find fun class 3 climbing.


wanderweg83 - Sep 20, 2016 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2016

Exhilerating!  Sucess!

Made the climb from base camp at Upper Boy Scout Lake. Absolutely phenomenal weather! The class 3 scrambling/climbing from the notch at 14k to the summit was my favorite part.


Diesel - Jul 22, 2016 12:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2016

Great route  Sucess!

I hiked this route three times for various reasons but my latest hike took my all the way to Whitney's summit. Not difficult particularly but 6 hours to the top seems slow.


Bill562 - May 5, 2015 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2015

Second time solo  Sucess!

From camp at Iceberg, familiar by now and still an excellent training climb


rmick25 - Feb 11, 2015 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2015

Wow  Sucess!

2nd time up the route. Shutdown at the notch in March/April 2011. Less snow=less postholing in gully. Conditions were perfect. Summited day before massive windstorm brought 130 mph winds to Sierra crest.


badmutha2k - Jan 23, 2015 9:40 am Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2015

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Went up with a group. Spent 4 nights out on the trail. Lots of cool ice and snow. Liked the climb and the route is beautiful.


bkcasteel - Dec 31, 2014 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2013

Incredible Journey  Sucess!

I was one in a group of newbie climbers. We took it nice an slow - enjoying our time on the mountain. Personally, I would recommend taking a couple days to complete the climb and enjoy the scene.


GlennD - Dec 18, 2014 11:50 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2012

HP #10  Sucess!

Beautiful day on the Mountaineer's Route. 6 hrs from Whitney Portal to summit.


Bill562 - Oct 14, 2014 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2014

MR  Sucess!

Solo from the Portal. Just a bit of new snow on climber's left, rest of the chute is dry now.


caysedave - Nov 4, 2013 3:53 am Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2009

First 14'r  Sucess!

Two day winter outing.


ferdinandverboom - Oct 26, 2013 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011

Great  Sucess!

I did the route with my wife in the spring of 2011. Great route! With a lot of snow. We had the route for ourselves, no other parties. Nice couloir to the summit. We did it in one day, which was quite heavy, but okay.

ljwoodw - Sep 5, 2013 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

Labor(ious) Day Hike  Sucess!

Got seriously, perilously off-route before the ledges, then struggled to find a way through the willows above Lower Boy Scout Lake, then went up the wrong chute and had to traverse on an airy ridge over to the notch. Wanted to stop, but knew that downclimbing to iceberg lake would be harder and more dangerous than summitting and taking the trail. One of the hardest things I've done, but dammit I made it! Picked up a JMT through hiker on the way down and drive him to Yosemite. The whole hike took about 9.5 hours.


nicozone - Jul 18, 2013 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2013

Extended Weekend  Sucess!

I had permits for North Fork of Lone Pine Creek-JM34 for 4 people. We drove from Corvallis, OR and Portland, OR and did it all as a 3-day trip (permits for Monday/Tuesday only). We originally planned on staying at Upper Boy Scout Lake, but decided to shorten our summit day trip by moving up to Iceberg Lake instead. We departed at 5:30am, topped out at 8:30am, and made it back to Whitney Portal at 7pm. Very few people on the whole route and serene views abound. Also saw several people crossing the finish line for the Badwater 100 ultra-marathon at the Portal.

bcrowell2 - Jul 10, 2013 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

next time, find the right gully  Sucess!

This would have been easier if I hadn't led my partner up the wrong gully -- the one immediately to the right of the correct one. Eventually we realized our mistake and were able to traverse and get back on route.

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