Rubicon Peak Climber's Log

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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:


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - May 28, 2012 12:37 am

Fun little scramble at the top

Hiked this with Dan in July of 2006 and 2004.


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 - Aug 18, 2011 11:57 pm

Fun Ski  Sucess!

Nice ski, open trees.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


ckerth - Jul 8, 2009 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009

From Highland Drive  Sucess!

Climbed this on the way over to Jakes. Great views of Tahoe throughout. My dog managed to make the summit.

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