Phipps Peak Climber's Log

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patricklynch88 - Jul 11, 2021 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2021

Meeks Bay Trailhead  Sucess!

Phipps Peak via Meeks Bay Trailhead. 9.5 miles and 3,150 elevation gain to the summit. Party of 4 including John Bremner. We camped at Stony Ridge Lake both nights (6.1miles from the trailhead). Weather was sunny and hot both days with lots of great lake swims along the way.

trexkerry - Jul 3, 2016 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016

From Eagle Lakes  Sucess!

Followed trail past Velma Lakes, made side trip over to Middle Mountain then back to TYT, last few hundred feet up sandy slopes on Phipps. Decent down the "cross-country route from Eagle Lakes" was a nightmare from 7350 feet down to Eagle Lake, if you go this way be sure to stay out of the drainage area, the stream is fast, deep, and the brush is very thick.

Brian Asher

Brian Asher - May 5, 2016 3:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2015

Maggies and Phipps  Sucess!

Big day starting from Inspiration Point. Great route with lots of lakes along the way. Made a loop so finished last mile on Hwy 89. Highly recommend this route.

Route here:


labgloves - Apr 8, 2015 8:54 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2015

From Emerald Pt  Sucess!

Part of a traverse around the Meeks creek drainage


WayneFry - Nov 9, 2014 1:52 am Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2014

From Eagle Lake Buttress Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed this peak as part of a ridge traverse on Eagle Lake Buttress.


mrchad9 - Feb 10, 2013 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2013

Eagle Falls  Sucess!

Nice afternoon trip up from Eagle Falls trailhead. Somehow managed to not see anyone after the trailhead though I'm sure others were out and about.

Went up the drainage before Eagle Lake and returned through the one above it.

dkangas - Nov 27, 2012 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2010

Winter hike  Sucess!

Nice snowshoe up the west gully from Eagle Lake. Noticed some nice ice flows on a cliff band for future reference. The Lower Velma Lake was frozen to allow a straight shot to the Peak.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jul 29, 2011 4:09 pm

Winter  Sucess!

One of my first hikes in winter. Nice views.

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Sep 28, 2010 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

From Meek's Bay TH  Sucess!

Beautiful day from Meek's Bay over Phipps Pass. Made the trip with Neil, HM, BM, and Mr. Ed. Nice views of the Velma Lakes area.


calipidder - Jul 26, 2010 4:08 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

From Velma Lakes  Sucess!

Backpacked into Upper Velma Lake for memorial day weekend and dayhiked Phipps. The memory is fuzzy but I believe we approached from the western edge of Middle Velma and returned via the strip of land between Middle and Lower.


ckerth - May 10, 2010 12:40 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2010

Eagle Lake  Sucess!

Left Eagle Lake and went cross country below Eagle Lake Buttress. Climbed from Phipps Pass.


fedak - Aug 14, 2009 5:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

Eagle Falls/PCT/TYT  Sucess!

Up to the PCT from Emerald Bay and then up the TYT to the peak.
Mosquitoes mercifully seem to have all been killed by the freeze last week.

Not sure why this is on the OGUL but Jakes is not.

Pics are here.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - May 16, 2009 4:02 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2009

Eagle Lake  Sucess!

After hiking at the north end of the lake in the morning, I drove out to Emerald Bay to hike this one in the afternoon. No snow until after Eagle Lake, some trouble crossing the creek, needed the snowshoes from above 8,500ft. Trip Report


BCL - Apr 6, 2008 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2008

Eagle Lake  Sucess!

From Eagle Lake trailhead. Nice day minus a little wind on the summit.

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