Royce Peak Climber's Log

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YEM - Jul 27, 2020 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2020

South Slope  Sucess!

After dropping to the Royce Lakes from Feather Saddle, the climb up Royce was a piece of cake. The route up to Merriam/Royce Saddle was still filled with snow and the route up the South Slope had just enough rock and various routes to keep me away from the scree. The summit views were great, but the descent was one of the best scree slides I've ever encountered. Such an amazing area to explore!


LincolnB - Sep 20, 2018 10:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2018

From Honeymoon lake  Sucess!

Climbed Royce and Merriam from basecamp at Honeymoon lake - which has some great campsites along the SE shore. Hunted around both highpoints on Royce but couldn't find a register


bechtt - Sep 19, 2016 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2016

South slope  Sucess!

Day hike with Gavin. Pictures


xharv - Jul 27, 2016 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2016

From Merriam-Royce saddle  Sucess!

A day hike via Pine Creek Pass from a base camp at Honeymoon Lake. Lots of talus on the south-east side of Royce Lake #1, and then all the way to the saddle. Don't know if going around the north and east shores of the lake would be faster. Snow field below the saddle is still strong, and I used crampons/ice axe. No register at the summit. Several pictures from the hike.


SchwartzOn - Feb 12, 2016 11:29 am

Re: Royce Merriam in a day

Got out close to this again, this time in Winter. Really beautiful area. Going to try to include Mt. Humphreys next time.


CameronGround - Aug 11, 2015 12:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2015

From Royce Merriam Saddle  Sucess!

Up from the saddle after climbing Merriam. Stayed near the ridgeline on the right to have more class 2-3 boulders than the sand found in the middle of the slope. Thought about dropping down from the saddle to climb one of the more interesting looking ridges on the east face, but settled for this being the easy peak in the middle of better scrambling on Merriam and Feather. No register to be found on either of the similar elevation peaks. Continued down to the Royce-Feather saddle, then traversed over to the SW Ridge of Feather.


mengbo - Jun 22, 2015 5:55 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2015

From Pine Creek TH  Sucess!

Day hike. Combined with Merriam. No summit register. Windy day.


SchwartzOn - May 23, 2015 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2014

Royce Merriam in a day

Holiday weekend and the Sierras still felt empty, luckily. Boring second class climbing, but the views were worth it. Great rocky outcrop made me wish I had brought climbing gear. Part of a two day trip to check out Bear Creek Spire. I'll climb this one again.


cab - Sep 29, 2014 2:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2014

From Pine Creek Pass TH  Sucess!

Dayhike from Pine Creek Pass TH to Merriam and Royce. It snowed on me for most of the day, but luckily there wasn't too much wind so it wasn't very cold.

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Sep 29, 2014 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014

Easy scramble

Scrambled up from Honeymoon lake and to the Royce/Merrium col with my wife. We ended up turning around several hundred feet from summit as she was not feeling well.


Deb - Sep 24, 2014 9:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2014

After Merriam  Sucess!

Couldn't find register either. :/ Enjoyed Merriam more but the views were better here. Satisfying dayhike from Pine Creek TH.


wmolland - Sep 2, 2014 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014

From the saddle  Sucess!

The route up to the saddle was relatively easy with a small snow field only in the deepest darkest parts of the route which were easily avoidable. An easy second class romp up sand and rocks led to the summit. Awesome!


Romain - Jun 13, 2014 12:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2014

From Royce-Merriam Saddle  Sucess!

Climbed Royce after Merriam, via the saddle from Royce Lakes. Did not find a summit register on either summit, but it may have been hidden under snow which remained plentiful on the summit plateau even in this low snow year.


thexcat - Oct 14, 2013 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

South Slope  Sucess!

From Honeymoon Lake via Pine Creek pass with MD who stayed at Royce Lakes for a few hours while I went up Merriam and then Royce. Was concerned I would need an ice ax on the permanent snow field below the saddle but I was able to stay on dry land the whole way up.


96avs01 - Jan 26, 2013 7:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

First time  Sucess!

in the area. Hope for many returns in the future.


mrchad9 - Aug 6, 2012 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

South Slope  Sucess!

Slog up the south slope (a bit better by keeping close to the ridge) before dropping over to climb Feather Peak. Climbed Bear Claw Spire, Merriam, Royce, Feather, 12918, and Spire Peak over the weekend.


calipidder - Sep 2, 2010 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

South slope from Merriam  Sucess!

Thought we were outsmarting the weather with a morning climb, but we barely tagged the summit (BOTH of 'em since we weren't sure) before being chased off the ridge by the electricity in the air. Looked for a register on both but didn't find anything - admittedly we didn't look very hard or long once the crackling started. At 10 am.


boyblue - Aug 7, 2010 4:37 pm

South Slope From Saddle  Sucess!

Mid September, 1982. Quick easy summit during an eight day outing.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Aug 2, 2010 4:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

Northwest Slope  Sucess!

Feather - Royce dayhike. Climbed the NW slope coming from Feather and tagged both highpoints. Descended via Royce/Merriam saddle.


PellucidWombat - Sep 13, 2009 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2009

Nice Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhiked the peak via Merriam Saddle, but bailed on Merriam due to thunderstorms. A chill 12 hrs car-to-car. Which bump was the summit?

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