Royce Peak Climber's Log

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oliverkalt - Aug 7, 2009 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

from the saddle  Sucess!

Uh, so much rubble, ... ah, what a view!


myles - Jul 27, 2009 11:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

East Face  Sucess!

Climbed a third-class chute on the east face, to the right of the one I believe is described in Secor. Fun climbing throughout.

Didn't see a register on any of the summits, but didn't look too long as lightning was striking over Seven Gables and the wind was heading it my way.

Lots of snow descending from Merriam-Royce col, so I'm glad I toted the ice axe.

(edited for spelling)

lakenyon - Jul 7, 2009 3:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

RM Saddle

On a backpacking trip, via Royce-Merriam Saddle. Not sure whether the block(s) we climbed were the highest ones.

Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Jul 2, 2008 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Via the Royce Merriam Saddle  Sucess!

Did both Royce and Merriam from the saddle, kind of a sand slog from the saddle, but at least its not to far...


Sheets - Jan 27, 2008 9:35 pm

Meriam-Royce-Feather car to car  Sucess!

Did these three peaks in a dayhike from the trailhead. Total time was 11:21 hours car to car.

Confused about the redspot on feather.


dshoshone - Oct 17, 2007 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2007

South face  Sucess!

climbed Merriam's east face, then down the north ridge and up the south face of Royce


chudder - Aug 13, 2007 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Up from Merriam-Royce saddle, down NW chute  Sucess!

Slog up from saddle punctuated by the sounds of climbers on Merriam's north buttress. Descended obvious NW chute directly below summit with lots of rockfall potential.


Pantilat - Jul 25, 2007 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

slog routes  Sucess!

Climbed south slope from Merriam-Royce saddle and descended northwest chute as part of Merriam-Royce-Feather dayhike. These routes are both chossy. 11 hr, 21 min roundtrip from Pine Creek trailhead. Beautiful weather and area!

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Jul 4, 2007 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007

Merriam-Royce-Feather  Sucess!

From Pine Crk. First Merriam, then Royce, then Feather. Continued the next day to Hilgard, Julius Ceasar, then out to Pine Crk again. 2 day trip, 5 peaks.


salad - Aug 11, 2005 3:40 pm

Route Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: 1999ish  Sucess!

Climbed with Jen, great day.

willjrob - Aug 9, 2005 8:45 am

Route Climbed: From Royce-Merriam saddle Date Climbed: August 4,2005  Sucess!

Up the south slope from saddle, hit both pinnacles/rocks on summit plateau; got it right the second time. Left a new notebook for register.


DeRanger - Jun 21, 2005 12:31 pm

Route Climbed: From Merriam Lake and down to Royce/Merriam Saddle Date Climbed: 1986??  Sucess!

Climbed it twice, the second spent the night on top.

Brian Frederick

Brian Frederick - Jan 20, 2005 11:41 am

Route Climbed: Southwest ridge Date Climbed: early october 2004  Sucess!

Climbed southwest ridge from Merriam lake. Enjoyable class 2 , Far better route from this side than the saddle. Summited in about 2 hrs. but had to skip the traverse to Merriam peak when the storm came early. Great view.


RSN473 - Mar 4, 2004 6:37 pm

Route Climbed: from Royce Merriam saddle Date Climbed: August 1998  Sucess!

Drug my brother in-law Mike up for this fun snow climb. Also climbed Merriam and then had a fun glissade down from the saddle

Paul Spraycar - Nov 29, 2003 12:47 pm

Route Climbed: South ridge from Lake Merriam Date Climbed: 7/15/1999  Sucess!

Nice climb in one of my favorite parts of the Sierra.

Rinat Shagisultanov

Rinat Shagisultanov - Aug 8, 2003 3:45 am

Route Climbed: Saddle between Royce and Merriam from the Royce Lakes Date Climbed: Aug 2001  Sucess!

Hiked up cross-coutry from the Honeymoon Lake via Royce Pass. Camped at the 3rd Royce Lake. Climbed the summit together with Jim Clement and Taras Usyk (San Diego, CA) and Jim's dog :-)) A Nice and lonely place.


thebeave7 - Jul 28, 2003 3:56 am

Route Climbed: Royce Lakes up the Southern saddle Date Climbed: July 20th 2003  Sucess!

Ran the day hike from L Lake across the valley. Approach around the lakes is a little rocky, and definately hot. It was a fun mixture of snow kicking and rock scrambling, but nothing to technical. Views are amazing in all directions from the summit, worth the climb.

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