Rubicon Peak Climber's Log

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sierramtngoat

sierramtngoat - Jun 6, 2018 11:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2018

From Highland Drive  Sucess!

Followed the road straight past the gate posts which eventually turned into a obvious trail that follows the ridge, climbers left, to the summit so the route description, "hike up Lonely Gulch for 1.6 miles where you meet Rubicon Peak's north west ridge." is either out of date or factually false. There was still 6 ft of snow above 8K'; expect postholing. Amazing view!

Brian Asher

Brian Asher - May 5, 2016 3:20 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2016

Steep Snowshoe  Sucess!

Steep and slow going in fresh powder. Love the views from the top of Rubicon and winter made it even more spectacular.

Route here: https://www.strava.com/activities/482285651

Fairweather

Fairweather - Oct 18, 2015 1:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2015

Day hike   Sucess!

Short but steep trail. Very windy day with Todd.

labgloves

labgloves - Apr 8, 2015 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2015

lovely spring day  Sucess!

Part of a 'Meeks Drainage Traverse'

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Mar 19, 2015 2:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2015

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Highland Trailhead. At first a walk in the woods, nice trail. Then patches of snow. Then continuous snow for 3/4 of the route to the top. Huffin' and a puffin', up the snow-covered ridge, happy to see the occasional faint ski tracks from earlier in the winter. Outstanding views in every direction from the top.

Strazmataz - Oct 19, 2014 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2011

One of my Favorites  Sucess!

Great hike to get the blood pumping!

trexkerry - Jul 5, 2014 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

From Highland Dr  Sucess!

Really steep, but all on trail until final summit blocks. Went up the class 3 blocks and descended the class 2 ramp referenced by Fedak. Trip report is HERE.

bigbadgoo - Jun 4, 2014 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014

Another fun Tahoe scramble  Sucess!

Climbed this past weekend, snow started past the snotel survey site.

Found a pair of trekking poles up high - contact me with specific details if you think they might be yours.

A Bit

A Bit - May 4, 2013 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012

Highland Drive  Sucess!

Great view of Tahoe from the top.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Feb 10, 2013 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2013

Nice View  Sucess!

Great winter hike with a swell view of Tahoe. Enjoyed the summit blocks, which had just enough snow on them to make it a little more interesting. Cold day... never got above freezing.

fedak

fedak - Sep 30, 2012 9:55 pm

Re: Short Class 3 to Summit with exposure

There is a mostly class 2 ramp around the back of the summit to the right

fedak

fedak - Sep 30, 2012 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Main Trail  Sucess!

4x for Rubicon. Traversed to Peak 9269 and Jakes- summiting the former but got stopped out by the Jakes summit block.

Pics and commentary here.

JonathanHeywood - Aug 22, 2012 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012

Best Views  Sucess!

Some of the best views of Tahoe that I've ever seen. Easier hike than expected.

Kerstin

Kerstin - May 28, 2012 12:37 am

Fun little scramble at the top

Hiked this with Dan in July of 2006 and 2004.

scoob

scoob - Aug 19, 2011 4:51 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2008

blue view  Sucess!

friend and i hiked up after work. good views, dark as returning to vehicle. also in 97'...

Kara

Kara - Aug 18, 2011 11:57 pm

Fun Ski  Sucess!

Nice ski, open trees.

thexcat

thexcat - May 31, 2011 2:32 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

Highland Drive  Sucess!

5hrs RT with MaiAnh. Snowy terrain entire way. Amazing lake views starting from the TH. Carried ax/snowshoes but didn't use them. Our attempts to avoid walking on ski tracks proved futile as a later group of snowshoers obliterated them.

96avs01

96avs01 - Apr 3, 2011 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2011

Soggy Turns  Sucess!

Enjoyed some soggy turns on the NE aspects. 'Mashed Potatoes' would be a huge understatement!

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Jul 26, 2010 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010

Short Class 3 to Summit with exposure  Sucess!

What a great hike, tougher than expected. Better Tahoe views than Tallac. But the summit block is not class 2, very much a 3 with about a 4 foot wide knife ridge to summit with exposure to the south. Only 2 hours for the roundtrip.

fedak

fedak - Jul 12, 2010 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

From Highland Drive (2x)  Sucess!

Quick summer afternoon summit. Still a bit of patchy snow above 8500ft, but not enough to need crampons/axe.

Pics are here.

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