Smith Mountain Climber's Log

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Romain - Jun 13, 2018 10:57 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2018

North Slope  Sucess!

Easiest SPS peak so far. Trip report here.


jdmorehouse - Feb 12, 2018 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2018

First of two  Sucess!

Snow and ice covered the road in, with patchy snow to the summit block, the only snow seen on the four peaks I climbed in the Southern Sierra on this trip.


mengbo - Oct 1, 2015 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2015

Easy Walk  Sucess!

Maybe the easiest in the SPS list. Official PCS trip led by me, with Jean, Eddie and Jeff.


irrationalist - Jan 31, 2014 11:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

Trivial Hike but two other peaks to bag  Sucess!

Did this along with Jackass Peak, and Granite Knob. This is for sure the easiest SPS peak. Some people said Lamont Peak was but thats nonsense.


bechtt - Oct 21, 2013 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013

Normal route  Sucess!

Quick warmup after driving up from LA and before heading to Kennedy Meadows to camp with the family. With Jon B and Zeus the dog.


cab - Jun 24, 2013 11:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

North Slope  Sucess!

Kind of a last minute decision to tag this on the way home from the Mammoth area. A long detour for such a short hike, but the views are nice and it's a relaxing walk.


soslaw - May 27, 2013 1:35 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2013

North Slope  Sucess!

Nice views of Monache Meadows and Olancha peak.


LincolnB - Oct 10, 2012 1:03 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

Easy  Sucess!

My easiest SPS peak so far – from the north you can drive to within 1 mile and 800’ of the summit. Climbed with brother Jon. We followed the directions on the Summitpost page to Forest Route 21S36 (signs are spotty, best to take a map and GPS), but instead of driving to the end of 21S36 we turned right on 21S36A, then left a few hundred feet later onto a logging road, then left at the fork a couple hundred feet further on. The logging road would be rough for a passenger car, but no problem with 4WD – we drove up to 8,700’. We then followed the north ridge to the summit, staying to the left of a few big blocks. There are two similar-height blocks at the summit; the block to the north has the summit register, inside an ammo can chained to the rock. A bit of easy climbing gets you to the top: Summit block


mrchad9 - Oct 11, 2011 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011

In the dark  Sucess!

Made the summit right at sunset and was pleasantly surprised by the nice views and summit area compared to how this peak looks from a distance. As it got dark I realized I had forgotten my headlamp, luckily there was a full moon and navigation back wasn't too difficult.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 4, 2011 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2006

Easy SPS peak  Sucess!

With a few others in the area. Trip Report


mhengst - May 19, 2010 12:22 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

Nice easy peak  Sucess!

Beautiful day approaching from the north side after camping near Hooker Meadow. The north side was still snow covered but we just kick stepped our way up. Picked up Jackass on the way back. We saw 5 bears along the way.


KVHiker - Aug 13, 2009 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008

Great Hike #2  Sucess!

Very fun! Great views!



maytawn - May 25, 2009 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2009

Short but sweet.  Sucess!

Super short hike... but nice view of Monache Meadow and Olancha Peak to the North.


lefty - Sep 18, 2007 12:38 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2004

No Title  Sucess!

Climbed this on a Sierra Club trip.


cartale - Jul 7, 2007 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

SPSer  Sucess!

Very hot this weekend, no water worth filtering or boiling anywhere.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Dec 1, 2006 2:17 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2004

Short, fun hike  Sucess!

Hadn't expected to be able to climb this one, as Sherman Pass Road was still gated shut on Fri evening. After doing Rockhouse/Taylor on Sat and Sirretta Sun morning, I found the gate had been newly opened. Drove up here, with no hint of snow anywhere. This is undoubtedly the easiest peak on the SPS List, but it has some nice views in a pretty area, and there's about 15 feet of contrived, fun scrambling at the summit too.


wmolland - Oct 24, 2006 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2006

Nice hike  Sucess!

I splendid short hike up to beautiful views on a pleasently warm day. Nice hike.

mlarkin2002 - Oct 17, 2006 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005

Quick dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhiked Smith Mt., Granite Knob, Manzanita Knob, Blackrock Pk. and Jackass Pk. as a warmup for '05 Sierra Challenge.


MelbaToast - Aug 28, 2006 4:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Top Dogs  Sucess!

Very nice hike and we got there before the rain. My dogs couldn't handle the Class II but they got within 20 feet of the summit. Gorgeous view from the top!

Careful on the way out. One of our friends (who shall remain nameless) got lost on the way out and wandered for a while. The motorcyclists pointed him in the right direction!

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