Round Top Climber's Log

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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.

rstenson - Aug 22, 2016 12:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2016

Nice summit  Sucess!

Stayed at the upper lake the night before - nice summit with register


davidsanger - Aug 9, 2016 11:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2016

from Carson Pass  Sucess!

via WInnemucca Lake and Round Top Lake, then up the scree slopes and past the false summit. To cross the notch to the true, eastern, summit, just scrambled down the righthand rocky scree slope to the notch and crossed up a small ramp to a hidden gully with solid third class rock holds to the summit.

Clear sunny day with excellent views.

dakine - May 11, 2016 11:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2013

From Carson Pass  Sucess!

Gorgeous ramble with variety of scenery

tarushbali - Apr 6, 2016 1:55 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2016

Knife's edge, north ridge route

Climbed up the north ridge. There were some point releases along the route but no red flags. Reached the top of knife's edge. Seemed like a harder ascent afterwards so saving it for some rope/anchor practice :)


mengbo - Apr 4, 2016 12:37 am Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2016

day hike in the snow  Sucess!

2x. Uneventful. with Jean.


Fairweather - Oct 17, 2015 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013

From Carson Pass  Sucess!

Nice day hike with Andy. Also climbed the Sisters.


Awalus - Sep 14, 2015 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2015

great hike

Beautiful hike last 500 ft killed me lol first hike after knee surgery


bechtt - Aug 20, 2015 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2015

Loop hike from Woods Lake  Sucess!

Ascended via trail to Round Top lake. Descended by the trail past Winnemucca Lake

trexkerry - Jun 29, 2015 1:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015

With The Sisters and Fourth of July Peak  Sucess!

3X for Round Top. Really fun hike, from Carson Pass went up to Round Top, then retraced back to the saddle and went up to both of The Sisters, then traversed some fun class 2/3 and some steep scree slopes to the saddle at Fourth of July Peak. Fourth of July was a bit of a slog up a decent use trail, after the excitement of the other peaks it didn't quite measure up. Took the trail all the way back to Carson Pass from Fourth of July. TR is HERE.

Strazmataz - Mar 15, 2015 11:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Birthday Summit  Sucess!

A nice backpack trip to Fourth of July Lake and bagged this on the way in..


colinr - Feb 25, 2015 1:38 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2015

Carson Pass Warm Winter Afternoon  Sucess!

The dogs and I started from Carson Pass around noon. The warm winter made for barren south faces, but a very supportive 1-3 foot snowpack elsewhere above 8,000 feet.  Despite all but the rocky summit scramble of this hike being snow covered, I was glad I chose trail runners rather than boots and snowshoes.  I did make some use of microspikes and trekking poles, especially when opting to bypass the gentle routes that went west toward Round Top Lake, instead venturing directly up the steep, icy terrain above/southwest of Winnemucca Lake.  Eventually I met the easy west ridge route at about 10,200 feet, right at the base of the west ridge and south face scrambles.  The warm, calm day made for a nice break at the summit.  A bit jealous of all the ski and snowboard tracks in the bowls, I made sure to enjoy some glissades on the way down.  We ended up having the area to ourselves for the afternoon after passing near the last party of other people prior to reaching Winnemucca Lake on the way up.

ktoyama - Dec 15, 2014 7:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014

Round Top Peak  Sucess!

Nice view from the top.

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