Sawtooth Peak Climber's Log

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wordlessnature - Dec 13, 2020 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2020

From Chimney Creek Campground   Sucess!

Nice walk from the PCT on a remarkably beautiful day. A 20% chance of snowfall was forecasted but it was mostly sunny with occasional clouds.


jdmorehouse - Mar 11, 2018 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2018

Mellow Day  Sucess!

From the PCT. Cool. Spanish Needle was socked in with snow, but Sawtooth was dry and mellow.


LincolnB - Jun 19, 2017 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2017

No Water  Sucess!

From Chimney Creek campground. Except for a stream crossing at the start, there was no water - this was in mid-June after the heaviest snow year on record.
The topo map shows a possible shortcut via a dirt road just south of the PCT, but no such luck -it's a private road with a gate.


brichardsson - Apr 13, 2016 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2016

fun trip  Sucess!

From PCT to saddle. From trail, to off trail, to steep off trail to Class 2. Reverse on the way out. Good day. The guy in camp afterwards who showed up on a motorcycle with a tent, cabana, rake, broom, and chain saw topped off the evening.


DukeJH - Apr 5, 2016 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2016

Great Early Season Warmup  Sucess!

From PCT to saddle. From trail, to off trail, to steep off trail to Class 2. Reverse on the way out. Good day.


GlennD - Feb 2, 2014 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2014

2nd of Day  Sucess!

2nd peak after bagging Lamont earlier in day. Walkup from saddle via PCT. Descent was much more fun via dry stream bed, nice little gully.


irrationalist - Jan 31, 2014 10:40 am Date Climbed: May 4, 2013

Hard to find Jenkins Route  Sucess!

This was my second attempt to find Jenkin's drainage for the up portion of his loop. This was a very warm climb in May.


mrchad9 - Oct 14, 2013 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2013

With Spanish Needle  Sucess!

Nice loop from the PCT trailhead to the west. Up the standard route from the saddle then over to Spanish Needle for some good scrambling. Owens the next day.


mengbo - May 6, 2013 10:55 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2013

From Spanish Needle  Sucess!

Camp ->PCT->Spanish Needle->Sawtooth Peak->Camp


bechtt - Nov 11, 2012 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2012

South Ridge  Sucess!

Up the gully from the PCT (minor scrambling/bushwhacking) and down the standard route. More driving than hiking on this outing.


soslaw - Oct 8, 2012 12:22 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

Lamont Meadows   Sucess!

From Lamont meadows via PCT. Descended south west canyon back to PCT.


cab - Jun 25, 2012 10:21 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

PCT  Sucess!

Pretty sandy walk up the ridge from the PCT, but not too much bushwhacking. Windy and chilly for June.


lizklevy - Apr 1, 2012 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2011

Nice "Winter" Weekend  Sucess!

Nice summit once we found it.


GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2008

Nice day  Sucess!

Hiked up from Lamont Meadow with a fun group.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2008

Group  Sucess!

Nice hike for a hangover. 'nuf said.


KVHiker - Aug 13, 2009 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2008

Horfrost  Sucess!

This was a fun hike but it was chilly. This was my first encounter with horfrost.



mdougherty - Apr 22, 2008 2:34 am Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2008

Via the PCT  Sucess!

Nice hike with a small SPS group. Great views at the top.


tpdwr - Apr 13, 2008 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008

Via PCT & SW Ridge  Sucess!

Outstanding views!!


ExploreABitMore - Apr 20, 2006 8:53 pm

Nice Lush Hike  Sucess!

Was somewhat of a rainy day making for a lush hike up the final slopes. Made a nice contrast with the desert views to the east.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Apr 13, 2006 1:42 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2004

Spring and fall outings  Sucess!

The first time was on the second day of a delightful 4-day sojourn in the Southern Sierra, my first visit to the area: Lamont Peak in the morning, then this one via its south/southwest ridge from the PCT in the afternoon. Followed the excellent recommendation in Jenkins' guidebook to descend a canyon to the west to return to the PCT more directly than where I left it... scenic and enjoyable.

The second time was in the fall of the same year, after climbing Spanish Needle earlier in the day with Bob. Again climbed the south "ridge", this time returning via the peak's steep, loose SE side to head back to Sand Canyon.

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