Round Top Climber's Log

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ToTheHeights - Apr 3, 2024 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2024

Bluebird  Sucess!

4/3/24 w/Brian Sanders, Austen Charles, Chris Stein. Summited and then skied from the saddle. Beautiful spring day!


ascentiality - Mar 19, 2024 10:50 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2024

Winter Summit  Sucess!

Gorgeous day for a snowy summit on Round Top

T. White

T. White - Sep 1, 2023 9:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2023

Round Top - Winnemucca Lakes Loop

Amazing wildflower displays below the lakes, and hardly *any* people. Winnemucca was an unexpected gem. Made it partway up the summit scramble before turning back - just didn't have the legs for it that day.


ascentiality - Aug 13, 2023 9:05 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2023

East to West  Sucess!

Been up here a few times, one of our go-to's. The East ridge route was very challenging and fun


McCannster - Jun 29, 2022 8:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2022

After work trail run  Sucess!

Great trail run from Woods Lake. Took the trail to Round Top Lake, then up to the saddle and up west ridge. Fun scrambling up along the summit ridge. Great views in the late-afternoon glow, with plenty of Coast Range peaks visible, as well as a fire burning in Nevada County (Rices Fire). Went down and out via Winnemucca Lake. Only saw 1 other party, near the trailhead. Glorious.


Romain - Jun 28, 2022 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2022

West ridge  Sucess!

Trip report.


kleberr - Jun 16, 2022 6:47 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

Nice dayhike from Woods Lake  Sucess!

Nice dayhike from Woods Lake via the standard route. There is in fact a bit of cl 3 between the false and the true summit but nothing to really worry about.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - May 16, 2022 12:09 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2022

Long day with lots of snowshoeing  Sucess!

We made it to the top, but the climb was quite outside the comfort zone with my hiking partner. Just before getting to the trailhead, she got lost and I had to call Search and Rescue to find her.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 21, 2021 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2021

West Pinnacle

A beautiful day from Woods Lake via Roundtop Lake. Carson Pass trailhead closed due to Tamarack fire shutting down the Pacific Crest Trail.

Hiking Metal Maniac

Hiking Metal Maniac - May 15, 2021 12:31 am Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2019

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Snowshoe from Carson Pass. Climbed icy rocks and snow up the West side to summit block.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Aug 29, 2020 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2020

Made it  Sucess!

I led a group of 15 hikers from our local trail running group up to the top. About 6 of us went on to tag the "official" summit on the east end of the mountain, the others weren't comfortable about doing that.


mtnrider74 - Jul 26, 2020 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2020

Storm!   Sucess!

Storms blew up on the descent. Epic as always but the scramble at the top gets more difficult every time haha!

Constant Ascension

Constant Ascension - Dec 27, 2019 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2019

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

Snowshoe from Carson Pass. Climbed icy rocks and snow up the West side to summit block.


colingregory - Sep 16, 2019 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2019

Backpack  Sucess!

Slept at Winnemucca because it was the cheapest nearby option and I like backpacking. Bagged Round Top on a winy morning, found the class 3 scramble very fun. Fun reading in the register.


sierramtngoat - Jul 31, 2018 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2014

Both Sisters and Round Top  Sucess!

Hiked up to Round Top Lake with my brother Alan, bagged Round Top's true east summit, then bagged both Sisters via ridge with Collin; descended from the east/west col to Round Top Lake. There was a little snow on the high slopes from a recent storm... not enough to ski but it didn't prevent one couple from dragging their gear up there anyway.

Route Climbed: West Ridge; Date Climbed: May 20, 2006; Sucess!
Climbed the West Ridge with my buddy Dave. This was a good warmup in soft snow; we were glad we brought our snow shoes.

Route Climbed: West Ridge; Date Climbed: March 20, 2004; Success!
Climbed with my buddy Brian; expected winter conditions and got it (snow); temp was in the high 70s. Impressive views down the east ridge from the summit.


thehuntindaddy - Jul 1, 2018 7:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2018

Wow!  Sucess!

What an unbelievable summit! This was my first major summit attempt and man was it fun. Started from Carson Pass towards Round Top Lake. Couldn’t find a trail towards the peak so we cut a line towards the open ridge. Very simple and straightforward heading up into the rock and up to the false summit. Headed over to actual summit which at first looked a bit scary. Found a nice little chute on the south side of the summit block with great holds and went right up easily. Crystal clear day over the Sierras gave us amazing views. Very light breeze as well. Sat on the block for a bit and ate lunch and just enjoyed the views. Probably saw 12-15 people on the trail. Seems like the majority didn’t make their way over to the summit block. What an exceptional hike!


SuperChthonic - May 3, 2018 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

Nice Tahoe area hike  Sucess!

Done this a couple times. The last 40-50 feet is a scramble. This peak has more bench marks on it than Whitney which is saying something.


mengbo - Feb 27, 2017 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2017

solo snow climb  Sucess!

solo-climbed on a very windy day via normal route. ice axe and crampons were used.


Wheelbarrow - Jan 21, 2017 5:44 am Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2016

Was A Test for Winter Mountaineering  Sucess!

It was a success! The sun broke through the clouds as we crested the saddle just below the summit. Absolutely breathtaking view. I learned to always carry snowshoes in winter regardless what you think the snow conditions will be.


bctahoe75 - Sep 3, 2016 11:31 am

Round Top  Sucess!

Solo hike, via Carson Pass, from the trailhead on a very very windy day this is a fairly easy route, beautiful scenery, lakes and partly because of the wind crystal clear and amazing views. This took me about 4.5 hours with a swim, meal break, and a side excursion.

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