Pickett Peak Climber's Log

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colingregory - Jun 8, 2020 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2020

Dayhike  Sucess!

Combined with Hawkins on a windy day, views were fantastic but the wind sure was annoying. Pickett has a very fun but short class 3 section.

Gdavis - Mar 28, 2020 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2020

From Sorenson's  Sucess!

Snowshoed up from the fire road that starts 100' east of Sorenson's resort on 88. Continued on fire road, which meanders until I was due north of the summit, then left the fire road and went south up toward the summit. Ascended the north face on well consolidated and deep snow. Axe & crampons the last 400'. Worth the climb, very pretty scenery!

jmmathison.2010 - Jan 12, 2017 5:43 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2016

Fun Snowshoe From Hope Valley  Sucess!

Hiked up from Hope Valley Sno-Park. Hardest part was crossing the W Fork Carson, nothing like starting the morning with wet boots!

Brian Asher

Brian Asher - May 5, 2016 2:54 am Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2016

Hike and Snowshoe  Sucess!

Hiked/snowshoed up snow-covered Burnside Road and then headed left towards summit up switchbacks before going cross country. Started snowing near summit. Beautiful views of Hope Valley.

Route here:


Noondueler - Jul 9, 2015 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2015

east slope  Sucess!

Took the forest road 035 about a mile up. Then cross country. Steep, lots of chaparral to negotiate, got hailed on. Didn't read this page first. Don't recommend the route but got great shots with all the weather around.


WayneFry - Jan 25, 2015 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2015

NW Face  Sucess!

Hiked in from the Hope Valley Sno-Park and climbed the NW face. Continued on to Hawkins.

trexkerry - Jan 19, 2014 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

With Hawkins  Sucess!

Figured the lack of snow would allow for a winter ascent using the service road - started at the 88/89 junction, followed service road most of the way before breaking off for the final ascent up Hawkins. Then followed ridgeline over towards Pickett, looked quite difficult from far away but pretty easy class 3 climb. Found summit register on Pickett just west of highest rock. If you sit on the highest rock and look down you will see it (that's how I saw it - it only had 7 signatures since 2006 so most people are not finding it). Cross country through forest to hook back up with service road after Pickett. Only needed snowshoes for about 20 minutes while on descent from Hawkins on NW facing slope towards Pickett. After than hiking boots were fine. Used microspikes on service road as warm daytime temps led to lots of ice in the early evening chill. Trip report is HERE.

Jonodo - Oct 20, 2013 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013

With Hawkins  Sucess!

Hiked along with Hawkins. Great fall colors on a perfect fall day.

JonathanHeywood - Sep 20, 2013 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

Three Peak Afternoon  Sucess!

Climbed in conjunction with Stevens Peak and Red Lake Peak on a scorchingly hot summer afternoon.


AceSierra - Aug 8, 2013 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

With Hawkins  Sucess!

Combo with Hawkins, this peak was a bit more challenging than I imagined. Made sure everything was secure on the top...very cavernous gaps between the summit rocks.


emilie - Jun 23, 2012 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

from saddle  Sucess!

nice hike with a fun scramble at the top. clear day with amazing views.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Apr 18, 2012 11:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

From Mt. Hawkins  Sucess!

Climbed Hawkins with Ryan, then 9yrs. Did Pickett on way back. Trip Report.


Marmaduke - May 29, 2011 7:12 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2011

Winter Storm on Memorial Day Weekend  Sucess!

When we started the peak was visable but the weather was quickly turning bad. Left the Burnside Lake parking area by the 88/89 interchange and just headed towards the snow ridge. Made the ridge and continued to the summit. Snow flurries along the way and winds, maybe 60 mph along the ridge. We camped on the ridge amongst the trees. 6 inched of snow overnight, head down and got to the truck. 24 degrees at 8 am, Also- couldn't find a summit register, ???


mrchad9 - Jan 17, 2011 12:53 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2011

On the way to Hawkins  Sucess!

Snowshoed up the north face on the way to Hawkins. Cloud level was 9500 feet when I started, but getting sunny within a couple hours.


bryangast - Nov 20, 2010 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

Fun  Sucess!

With Hawkins as well.


fedak - Jul 12, 2010 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

One from the road, one from the saddle  Sucess!

Climbed this on a dreary day from Pickett Peak Road in 2009 after tagging Waterhouse in the morning. Those picks are here.

Did it again along with Hawkins from Burnside Road in 2010.
Those picks are here.

Much preferred the latter route.


hgrapid - Jun 27, 2010 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

Rocky   Sucess!

Hiked Pickett and then Hawkins. Beautiful day. Did Pickett from the back side. It looked bad, but easy class 3.

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