Owens Peak Climber's Log

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IronHiker - Oct 24, 2022 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2022

Awesome mountain  Sucess!

A glorious hike. I lost the trail around 7400' and went up the wrong talus field. Found a way to make it work and rejoined the trail at 8000'. Outstanding views in all directions. This the first peak I flew a drone on, got some decent aerials.

Jslater74 - Apr 27, 2020 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2020

Owens Peak  Sucess!

Owens Peak via Indian Wells Canyon.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jun 18, 2018 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2018

Owens Peak trail  Sucess!

This was tougher than expected. The best part for me was climbing the slabs to the right of the upper trail.

Ben FR - Mar 31, 2018 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2018

Nice climb  Sucess!

Hiked Owens from the PCT (after bagging Morris and Jenkins) via the southwest ridge. Followed a faint use trail that turned into sporadic class 2 sections. You can find some fun class 3 moves that aren't necessary on the way up. Approx 1,400' of gain in ~1 mile.


Romain - Mar 25, 2018 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2018

Owens Peak  Sucess!

With my son Simon. Nice hike after some rainy days, crisp day with the whole area to ourselves. Trip report


jdmorehouse - Feb 12, 2018 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2018

Last of Four  Sucess!

Windy the night before, but mild and cool the day of the climb. Little snow seen anywhere, even in the distant High Sierra.


gimpilator - Dec 20, 2017 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2017

Owens and Five Fingers  Sucess!

Hiked up Owens and Five Fingers the day after Scodie.


bobpickering - Jun 17, 2017 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2017

Indian Wells Canyon  Sucess!

Lost the trail around 6,600’ on the way up, but the bushwhack wasn’t too bad. Found a very obvious use trail on the way down. Nice way to close out my “Southern Sierra” SPS peaks.


colinr - Apr 18, 2015 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2015

PCT from Walker Pass  Sucess!

Nice wildflowers, fresh snow, jogging, and the bit of scrambling made this more interesting than it would have been otherwise. Expansive views.


fedak - Apr 3, 2015 10:27 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2015

PCT from Walker Pass  Sucess!

Much hotter day than I was expecting. Ridge route from the Owens saddle was well ducked.

Pics and commentary are here.


LincolnB - Jan 24, 2015 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2015

No snow  Sucess!

A dry period mid-winter. Only three weeks into the new year, and the register had already been signed by fifteen parties, some of them large.


wordlessnature - Jun 3, 2014 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2014

Birthday Climb  Sucess!

Climbed up on a very windy day; mixed class 2/3 along the way, higher up. Tried in vain to climb around very steep rock along NW slopes, ended up climbing the black talus to the top and descending a chute further north. Great day!


mengbo - Apr 20, 2014 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2014

From Indian Wells  Sucess!

Hiked with Jean. Lots of wild flowers at the beginning of the hike. Beautiful view!


irrationalist - Jan 31, 2014 10:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2013

New Year's Rez Achieved  Sucess!

My resolution for 2013 was to climb 5 peaks to recover my knee and start seeing the local mountains. This was the last one I did for that resolution (but not for the year) with my now fiancee.


mrchad9 - Oct 14, 2013 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2013

Indian Wells  Sucess!

The drive in from Indian Wells isn't bad at all at the moment. Low clearance might even make it using extreme care in just a couple brief spots near the end... for high clearance it is like a highway. Enjoyed the trail, very short and very steep. Much more shade than I anticipated which was a nice plus. Excellent views. Visited Trona Pinnacles in the afternoon and the next day took off for some OHVing on the Bonanza Trail.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Jul 8, 2013 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2013

Via PCT  Sucess!

Started at Walker Pass Campground with some PCT thru hiker friends, they went as far as the saddle with me, then I turned off and went up the peak. I lost the use trail near what I thought was the top and went too far left and ended up on the rocky knob below the summit. I scrambled up the far NW corner, only realizing it wasn't the summit when I got to the top of it. Then I scrambled along that ridge to the east and hiked up to the true summit. Coming down I mistakenly took the wrong trail which was to the east of the use trail I wanted, so bushwhacked over to that and then saw where I lost the trail on the way up. Had an uneventful return after that.


dshoshone - Nov 13, 2012 10:50 am Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2012

Indian Wells

Nice hike, trail the whole way


slagerjon - Oct 4, 2012 5:03 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2009

Running with nerds

fun day hike and best "D" in a box pic yet.


orbitor - Aug 27, 2012 1:03 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

From Walker Pass via PCT  Sucess!

Cruising the PCT to the base of the summit ridge, then a surprisingly complex scramble to the top. Fabulous views of the Whitney Crest to the north, as well as in all directions.


GigaMike - Jun 16, 2012 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2012

April Fools Day  Sucess!

Climbed Morris, Jenkins and Owens from Walker Pass.

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