Mountaineer's Climber's Log

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Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Apr 26, 2010 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2010

MR's  Sucess!

My 2nd summit, and an enjoyable day. Great route and climb, but LOTS of traffic in the final 400' feet. Climbed with a group from SMG who I met on Good times and great conditions. Like to do the route in earlier winter to avoid the crowds though.

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - Apr 5, 2010 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010

MR in March  Sucess!

Great snow conditions and weather. The partially snow-covered rock above the notch was the crux.


justing - Mar 29, 2010 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010

MR fun  Sucess!

Climbed with the CMC. Beautiful conditions and great weather for the summit day.


pratyush - Mar 22, 2010 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2010

Fun 2 day trip!  Sucess!

...climbed with 15+ members of the Caltech Alpine Club. Good conditions, fun trip.


SKI - Dec 26, 2009 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

The Awesome  Sucess!

This route was the greatest adventure trip that I have ever had in the Sierras. Crazy weather and a spectacular summit day.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Dec 5, 2009 11:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Just a few times.  Sucess!

This was the latest, and the first time up in "summer" conditions. Wicked scree but fun scrambling all around. Mostly done in winter/spring. Love the MR/MT loop, especially the glissade down from Trail Crest.


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.


emilie - Jul 24, 2009 11:48 pm

Re: MR attempt

wild. i was there the weekend of march 28, 2009 and turned around for the exact same reason. spring time avy conditions, no avy gear, and we were concerned about the slope you traverse from the upper moraine to iceberg lake. second attempt but better safe then sorry...


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.

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