Mountaineer's Climber's Log

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Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 3:19 am

Good stuff  Sucess!

A fun climb in April up the route in snow, some rock to scramble, ice, and a rappel...not to mention a snowstorm to keep things interesting.


KVHiker - Oct 18, 2009 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

Snowy Hike

I went as far as Lower Boy Scout Lake. Snow/Ice stopped me on the way to Thor.

Hike Photos


Labranche - Oct 9, 2009 5:23 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2009

Spring Ascent  Sucess!

I climbed Mt Whitney with my friend. It was superb. I love that there is nearly no climber on this mountain. The mountaineer's route was beautiful, and fun. The last two hundred feet below the summit were a bit challenging since it was getting late morning and the snow was becoming soft. My best advice is to get an alpine start before the summit push, as the snow will provide more grip.


Kara - Sep 18, 2009 10:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1994

First big climb

Matt C. and I climbed the mountaineer's route 15 years ago....before there were problems getting permits and before the route was a trail. Just recently climbed Russell (E.R) and had fond memories going up the north fork of lone pine.


granjero - Sep 13, 2009 2:43 pm

ride this in pow  Sucess!

better to ski this in powder conditions, given the 6.02x10^23 different bootpacks that go up this line. wanted a switch ski descent, but junky frozen spring conditions forced normal turns, heh.


WML - Jul 30, 2009 2:02 am Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2009

Tragic day...

On our summit day we wound up assisting a party that had a fatality due to an ill-advised attempt to catch the sunset from the summit. RIP.


iditarod81 - Jul 13, 2009 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009

Some sketchy snow, but a great day.  Sucess!

We tried to avoid some of the slush in the notch and wound up on class 4 rock part of the way, so decided to use the highway on the descent. Next time, we'll plan on doing the MR in May or June so we can step into some better snow and perhaps ski down. All in all, it was a fantastic day, though. Great job on route-finding directions, Steve Larson.


SpiderSavage - Jul 1, 2009 11:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2005

Labor Day  Sucess!

Two occasions of falling rock. We were fortunate to run into Jackie Florine as she comp'ed her record on the JMT.


oso1212 - May 22, 2009 10:18 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2009

Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed MR, bived on top and descended main trail in the morning.


Fins129 - Apr 21, 2009 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2009

Awesome  Sucess!

Part of a Badwater-Whitney trip. Climbed in a day after 2 days and 135 miles on the bike from Badwater.


jimegan - Apr 20, 2009 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2001

mountaineer's route  Sucess!

Also used route to do Mt Muir 6/27/03 pausing at Whitney summit going and returning to look for Xavier, Kim, and the LVMC climbers doing the East Face...they successfully summited on my second stop


alleyehave - Apr 20, 2009 4:29 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2009

Fun Fun!  Sucess!

Tres Fun!


jspeigl - Apr 16, 2009 12:17 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009

Awesome!!!  Sucess!

My first (of many, I'm sure) ascent of Whitney.


sierrasclimber - Apr 7, 2009 10:24 pm

twice now  Sucess!

Coming down the gully with snow and no ice axe is exciting! :)


mthomas - Mar 1, 2009 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2008

Descent after East Buttress  Sucess!

Descended via the Mountaineer's Route after climbing the East Buttress with Doug Robinson.


liferequiresair - Jan 18, 2009 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2008

Awesome!  Sucess!

Solid climb. Descended down the main trail due to sketchy conditions in the couloir.

laziom - Dec 5, 2008 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2008

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

up the Mountaineer's Route, down the Main Mt. Whitney Trail.


SkydiveKen - Sep 28, 2008 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008

Again!  Sucess!

Mountaineers route one more time! #5 Down the main trail to tag Muir.


SpankyBob - Sep 9, 2008 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2004

Good Trip  Sucess!

Left Whitney Portal around 5:30 AM as we wanted daylight to help with navigation once we turned off the main Whitney trail. The route was easy to follow and conditions were great. There was thin ice seeping from the water stain on the rack band before Iceberg lake. We last about 30 minutes trying to climb the wall at the water seep before we found the easier notch to the left. We could hear a lot of rockfall in the couliour, but nothing came that close. Glad we had our helmets.

The transition from the couliour to the notch was still covered in snow and ice. We used loose rock to break away the ice to get better holds. Getting into the notch and the upper part of the notch had a bit more exposure than we had anticipated.

At the summit we decided to take the mule trail down because we were not keen on descending the couliour late in the day when it might begin to ice up again. We got back to the Portal in time for a burger.


Bluebell08 - Sep 8, 2008 9:12 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2008

Late spring snow

A snow storm over the previous weekend spoiled our attempt. Made it to about 10,000 feet and learned of hip-deep snow, so we turned around. Will be back!

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