Sonora Peak Climber's Log

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Deb - Sep 17, 2017 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2017

Snore  Sucess!

Boring hike on the way to Stanislaus.


hightinerary - Aug 10, 2016 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2016

Sonora & Flora  Sucess!

It was a beautiful day. I climbed Sonora Peak and Peak 11010, enjoying the abundant wildflowers on display in the area.

Greg Kuperberg - Sep 4, 2014 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2014

Great peak, but hated SE trail  Sucess!

The peak was beautiful. We should have descended to St. Mary's Pass to the NW. Unfortunately we followed a "use" trail along the SE ridge. No thank you!! It looks easy at first; then it turns into a questionable class 2 trail that also has false leads. (Maybe class 3 in a few places.) There should be a warning barrier or something.


cab - Jul 7, 2014 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

St. Mary's Pass TH  Sucess!

First peak of the day with great, clear views. Continued on to Stanislaus afterwards and Leavitt in the afternoon.


tyler4588 - Oct 31, 2013 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2013

County Highpoint  Sucess!

Great, easy hike. It would be a good peak for a beginner peakbagger. Here's the trip report!


mjp20k - Oct 28, 2013 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Sonora Peak  Sucess!

Part of a CA peak-bagging tour.


labgloves - Aug 25, 2013 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2013

S Ridge via PCT  Sucess!

Nice warm up hike from Sonora Pass

danblock - Jul 16, 2013 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013

First peak for friend  Sucess!

Took Josh and Charlie up via St Mary's. Nice quick hike to Sonora, which was the highest peak so far for the other guys. Hiked over to Stanislaus, but didn't have time to climb it needing to get back home for a late afternoon commitment.


ericnoel - Jun 16, 2013 1:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

South Ridge Zig Zag  Sucess!

Took an old abandoned jeep track that is right on the ridge crest from Sonora Pass. Then up a bootpath that cuts left of the pinnacles on the S ridge. Hit the PCT right where it crosses the ridge at 10,400. Then up a discernible bootpath for a while on the SE ridge. Lost the bootpath at one point and sidehilled on the S slopes which was a mistake since they were loose and slow going. Came down the SE ridge down to 10,400 again which was much better. Then down the PCT which meandered too much. Would take bootpath the whole way if I were to do it again.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 3:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2011

W/ Ranger  Sucess!

nice little snowshoe...

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 22, 2012 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2012

Ridge Runner  Sucess!

Hiked up the Saint Mary's Pass Trail to Stanislaus Peak, then followed ridge, hitting all the high points to Sonora Peak, then down the PCT to the highway and back to where I started.

trexkerry - Sep 29, 2012 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Combo with Stanislaus Peak  Sucess!

Did the Sonora/Stanislaus double - Stanislaus was a bit tougher. Lots of loose scree which would frequently slide making the ascent a little tougher.


hgrapid - Jul 14, 2012 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

With Stanislaus  Sucess!

Basically no snow this year. Pretty easy. Stanislaus was next.


ElGreco - Jun 18, 2012 1:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

S Ridge / PCT  Sucess!

2h car-to-car. Easy peak, nice views of course. A little loose on the way up, but heaven riding the scree on the way down!


colinr - May 16, 2012 2:59 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2012

St. Mary's Pass TH  Sucess!

Finding snow almost everywhere except for the summit ridge made for a scenic hike and eased a steep shortcut on the way down. The snow was not very deep in most areas and I usually only sunk an inch into it, even in the afternoon. I suspect there ought to be lots of mud and skeeters soon, followed by a long summer.


calipidder - Apr 29, 2012 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

St Mary's Pass TH  Sucess!

Super smoky day from fires, but a good climb nevertheless. Planned on Stanislaus too, but the smoke was too thick and had trouble breathing.


mengbo - Jul 10, 2011 2:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

Via St Mary Pass  Sucess!

Sonora Peak + Stanislaus Peak in one day. still lots of snow between st mary pass and base of Stanislaus Peak.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jun 23, 2011 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011

Butt Kicked by Snowy Sonora  Sucess!

Lots and LOTS of snow, of various temprements (firm, posthole-y and ridged)from St. Mary's pass sign (Trailhead parking still had 3 feet of snow). But after a lot of snow , summited the clear gravelly peak. I have the 'Snow burn' to prove it. Wish I knew how to snow shoe.


Trawinski - Jun 1, 2011 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

First backpacking trip with GF  Sucess!

Beautiful day, but altitude had me breathing heavy.


muajee - Sep 8, 2010 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2007

Via St. Mary Pass   Sucess!

Very windy on the hike up. Felt almost blown away a few times (was very light at the time and I was barely 5ft... >:) Didn't do Stanislaus Peak - it looked so cool... well, some other time.

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