San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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mdostby - May 8, 2009 12:35 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2009

Middle East Chute  Sucess!

Day hiked with Miguel Forjan and Charles Irvine. Started at South Fork Trailhead and climbed the North Face's Middle East Chute. Fun day. Very warm.


TyFoster88 - May 4, 2009 7:07 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2009

Summit on may 1st  Sucess!

Summited may 1st in 5 hours via vivian creek. After halfway camp took mountaineering route instead of switch backs. Great day of hiking but weather turned on us quick once on the summit. 30 mph gust of Ice strorm and fog made for a scary decent of the first thousand feet back towards high creek where the weather let up. Good day hike right now, trail mostly cleared of snow, few patches after south col.


SJ - Apr 28, 2009 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

San Gorgonio via Dry Lake  Sucess!

Nice weather, hot out. Took the Dry Lake route and made great time.


jmc - Apr 27, 2009 12:20 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2009

Gorgonio Redux  Sucess!

Return to the summit after about 15 years. Via Vivian creek trail. Lots of snow in places but melting fast. We did not need crampons.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Apr 18, 2009 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2009

FINALLY!!!  Sucess!

After living in Southern California for 18 years, I finally got up to the summit of San G. Me and Omar took the South Fork Trail up to Dollar Lake Saddle and climbed a couloir up the north face of Charlton, then traversed Charlton down to Little Charlton and then took the North Ridge to Jepson and then made it over to San G. It was a really really long day. We started at 6:45 and got back at 9:30. It was BRUTAL, but amazing!


jspeigl - Apr 15, 2009 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

Via Jepson's N. ridge  Sucess!

San G and Jepson via Jepson's north ridge. A great overnighter and a great route.


Groundswell - Mar 23, 2009 5:49 pm

local peak

hiked many times via South Fork and Vivian. Always fun especially in the winter.


farrisgl - Feb 27, 2009 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Overnight from Vivian Creek  Sucess!

My second ascent of Greyback, first from Vivian creek and my first ascent since 1970. Great outing.


Diggler - Jan 20, 2009 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2009

Great day!  Sucess!

A great & exhausting dayhike! Started at 7.05 (after everyone who summited that day), summiting at 13.14. Took off at 14.19, arriving back at the car at 18.11. Only had to put on crampons during one short section right after High Creek, in icy gully after lost the 'trail,' & didn't end up using snowshoes. Went up Vivian Creek.

Snow significantly lengthened the endeavor, but made it much more of a 'mountaineering' experience (also made it much more beautiful!). A great introduction to the area- I want to do more around here now!

The extremely helpful ranger (hooked me up with everything I needed as I inquired ~20 min AFTER he'd closed- started driving at 9.25 from SF, hauled ass, got to ranger station at 16.35, 5 minutes after they'd closed!), seemingly unfounded (suicide or homicide) area closure, Christian camp near TH filled with kids, & the 20 or so SD SAR members training there made the experience that much more memorable!


TyFoster88 - Jan 10, 2009 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2009

summited 1/7  Sucess!

Summited on 1/7
snow was soft during the day, snowshoes a must
one day summit was very difficult
plan on staying the night somewhere on your way back down
only 2 tracks going up from vivian creek trail to summit
amazing views and conditions improving over next weeks
good trip but even with training im still sore
bring sunscreen and chapstick! wind is intense on summit.


TyFoster88 - Jan 5, 2009 1:42 pm

lucky number 7  Sucess!

Leaving on Jan 7th 2009 for summit via vivian. this will be my 7th summit in 10 years if we reach the top. second attempt in winter, last year made it just above high creek when the weather took a turn. looks like clear skies. gonna try to summit in one day and come back down camp at highcreek and out on the 8th. everyone have a great season!


Bill562 - Jan 5, 2009 11:28 am Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2009

North Face  Sucess!

Climbed with Dave Gonzalez, camped at Dry Lake


Ze - Dec 8, 2008 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

vivian creek  Sucess!

took up group of 12, nice hike

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Dec 1, 2008 8:51 pm


Tried to dayhike it via Vivian Creek. I was with a friend who was a little slow and I had a curfew of being back at the trailhead at dark, so we ran short on time. Very cold at tree line with plenty of snow above 9500ft.


alpinegosse - Nov 24, 2008 12:25 pm

Done  Sucess!

Somewhat clear at top, people that is.


RSBARNES - Nov 11, 2008 1:27 am

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Winter, spring, summer. trips.. good place to build cardio


Noondueler - Nov 6, 2008 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2003

Hiked the Vivian trail  Sucess!

Nice views with a 5,000' fog bank over the LA region

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Oct 23, 2008 12:35 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2008

Vivian Creek TH  Sucess!

Alone on the mountain. Wasn't expecting that. Another COHP checked off. The views were pretty amazing.


MelitoIrpino - Sep 15, 2008 2:22 pm


Twice from Vivian and once from Fish Creek, going again this weekend.


seano - Sep 5, 2008 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Start of the Gorgonio-Bernardino loop.

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