Mountaineer's Climber's Log

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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.


theflyingmountaineer - Jul 9, 2013 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013

Perfect summer ascent  Sucess!

A beautiful day took us up the main chute (with a diversion at the beginning to avoid an iced-over lower gully) to the 4th- and sometimes 5th-class top-out above the notch. Amazing!!


scgrant - May 20, 2013 2:13 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2013

Fun Route  Sucess!

Even though it was a relatively dry year for Whitney there was still enough snow in the chute to make for an easy climb. The final 400 was a mix of snow and rock and wasn't all too bad either. Great route.


mrchad9 - Mar 4, 2013 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2013

Winter Trip  Sucess!

Enjoyable winter trip up the Mountaineer's Route and then over to Muir and down from Trail Crest. Getting back to camp between UBSL and Iceberg Lake was not easy!


UAmatt89 - Mar 1, 2013 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

Whitney Loop  Sucess!

Second attempt on Whitney. First occurred ~10 years ago via the Whitney Trail while I was visiting friends on the central coast. Now that I'm living in California, the mountain beckoned me back. Camped at Iceberg then summitted and returned using the Whitney Trail. So glad I chose MR on the way up as the main trail was super crowded on the way down.

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