Sawtooth Peak Climber's Log

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jonhersh - Jul 27, 2010 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

From Upper Monarch  Sucess!

Dayhike from Mineral King via Upper Monarch Lake. Great thunder and lightning display on the hike out. Glad we summited early.


Noondueler - May 31, 2010 1:39 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 1997

From upper Monarch Lake  Sucess!

Day hike from Mineral King.


murraymcleod - Jan 8, 2010 1:05 am Date Climbed: May 28, 1968

1968 Memorial Weekend Climb  Sucess!

Climbed with Brian Reynolds from Bullard High in Fresno while on a day hike to Sawtooth Pass during a senior graduation trip to his family's cabin in Mineral King. This was back in the days when Walt Disney was trying to turn Mineral King into a ski resort...spawning my "Save Mineral King" bumper sticker! Who remembers those?


OOG - Oct 24, 2009 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

Suprisingly Easy Dayhike  Sucess!

This was my first taste of the High Sierra


dmitch - Oct 5, 2009 12:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Route Climbed: Ridge via Sawtooth Pass  Sucess!

Easy dayhike out of Mineral King. Lots of sand up to Sawtooth Pass. Weather turned while on the summit and cut the day short. Fun descent towards Upper Monarch though.


bighornmonkey - Sep 21, 2009 3:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

A lot of sand on the way up  Sucess!

From Mineral King trailhead, we backpacked to Monarch Lake, set up camp there, and went for Sawtooth peak in a little under 2 hours. Awesome views from the top. Mineral peak looked really good so we did it the next day.


theflyingmountaineer - Jul 6, 2009 3:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009

Great way to end a 3-day Mineral King backpack  Sucess!

This made for an amazing end to an amazing trip. The weather was absolutely perfect, although there seemed to be a fire to the south somewhere pushing a bunch of smoke northward into Lost Canyon. My highest peak to date!! Keep your eyes open for a trip report soon to come.


thholder - Apr 28, 2009 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

Sawtooth pass  Sucess!

Dayhike from Mineral King


jspeigl - Apr 15, 2009 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

From Sawtooth Pass  Sucess!

An easy overnighter from Monarch Lake.


Bascuela - Apr 7, 2009 3:33 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2008

Last one up for the season?  Sucess!

The weather dropped on the summit approach. Made the summit, but was robbed of the view!


BigJordan - Sep 1, 2008 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Nice!  Sucess!

Day hike from base camp at columbine lake. Very nice. Ran out of water though at the top. only brought one liter, hard hike back to camp.


colinr - Jul 12, 2007 3:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Sawtooth Pass on a warm, clear day  Sucess!

I opted to stay in the shade of the newer trail to Sawtooth Pass on the way up as it was hot in the sun. I took the old trail back after summiting via Sawtooth Pass. Descending on the old trail is rough on tired legs and feet for someone who might enjoy jogging or walking quickly down the softer and more gradaual new trail. Great views with very little Central Valley haze.


danman3156 - Dec 5, 2006 6:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

Northwest ridge  Sucess!

Did it with a few of my friends, a nice relaxing afternoon trip.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 22, 2006 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Traverse to Needham  Sucess!

Climbed Sawtooth and Needham with Matthew in a warm up for Black Kaweah the next day. Trip Report


bechtt - Sep 18, 2006 3:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2006

Old Sawtooth Pass Trail  Sucess!

Quick afternoon hike under storm clouds. 6 hour r/t starting at 2PM -- a bit of hail on top but great views.


catullus - Sep 5, 2006 2:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Route Climbed: NW ridge  Sucess!

Climbed up NW ridge, climbed down South ridge to Amphitheater Lake. Started at 3:30am with the hope that we'd climb both Sawtooth and Needham. At 9:30am we were the first in the summit register for the day. Decided to chill at Amphitheater Lake instead of climbing Needham. Even though it was labor day weekend, we didn't see any other parties until we were halfway back down (at Crystal Lake).


jsorber - Jun 11, 2006 6:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2004

Capping off a great Trip  Sucess!

Evan and I peaked sawtooth on the 2nd to last day of our 7 day backpacking trip starting at Crescent meadow, going over the Kaweah gap, coming up lost canyon and ending out of Mineral King. Definately a highlight.


mrjdobbs - Mar 7, 2006 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2005

Sawtooth at Sunrise  Sucess!

I climbed Sawtooth in the dark just to see the sunrise from the summit. It was truly amazing. First I watched the crescent moon rise...then the sun came up. It flashed from behind Needham and sent rays in every direction. This sunrise was probably the most emotional and awesome sights I have ever seen. The route wasn't too difficult except for the sand. My headlamp went out halfway up and I have to use a mini maglight the rest of the way.

T. White

T. White - Nov 5, 2017 5:33 am

Re: Sawtooth at Sunrise

I can just imagine. Thank you for sharing this.


jjsochacki - Nov 6, 2005 12:46 pm

Route Climbed: Ridge from Sawtooth Pass Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

Climbed Sawtooth during seven trip back to Lodgepole. Glacier Pass to Hands-and Knees Pass is preferable to get over to Five Lakes. Smoky views due to numerous fires.

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