Sonora Peak Climber's Log

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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.

David Naylor

David Naylor - Aug 30, 2010 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

Ritter warm-up.  Sucess!

Climbed as a warm-up before doing a 3 day trip to climb Mount Ritter. Always wanted to do this with Stanislaus which looks very appealing. County Summit #13.


SFMountaineer - Aug 8, 2010 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Via St. Mary Pass  Sucess!

Started the climb via St. Mary's pass at 12:30pm. Some thunderheads developing. When approaching the summit, some drizzling rain, decently sized thunderhead above, and distant sounds of thunder. At the top, static electricity buzzing in my camera and hiking poles. Let's say I spent about only 10 seconds on the summit.


mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 4:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2005

Sonora Pass  Sucess!

Great Independence day with unbeatable views.


wyopeakMike - Nov 28, 2009 2:42 pm

Sonora Pass fun  Sucess!

Sonora Peak was my first peak in the area. I hiked up it from the pass and I was really blown away by the view. I remember Stanislaus Peak as being really cool to look at. I remember fishing on the Walker River on the drive down, and it was a long drive back to Auburn. It was in the early 1990's that I lived in the area.


SageHawk - Sep 2, 2009 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1999

Easy Access  Sucess!

Climbed this one several times. Amazing views with easy access via the Saint Mary's Pass trail. I used this peak to introduce my young sons to the joys of peakbagging.


Noondueler - Nov 6, 2008 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1995

a popular peak  Sucess!

3 more times, last time, August, '06


soslaw - Oct 20, 2008 11:35 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2008

St Mary's Pass  Sucess!

Sonora and Stanislaus peaks. Car to car 4.5 hours.


ckerth - Oct 6, 2008 6:56 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2008

From Sonora Pass  Sucess!

(October 2008) Heavy winds most of the way up. Nice view from the top.

(July 2011) From St. Mary's Pass. Leading up to the pass is mostly under snow, but the ridge is mostly open. Onto Stanislaus afterwards.

bradb - Aug 26, 2008 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Sonora/Stanislaus Combo  Sucess!

Climbed Sonora via PCT and southwest slopes. Steep scree slope. Stayed near trees to allow for more stable footing. Continued to Stanislaus Peak. Good Class Two climbing for the last 100ft.
Several springs nearby for water supply even in late August.

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Jul 2, 2008 1:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

St. Mary's TH  Sucess!

Quick, direct hike to a summit with wonderful views in all directions. Hiked with Wayne the day after Whitney.


kylertb - Oct 11, 2007 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2005

South Ridge  Sucess!

Fun hike up sonora peak with my dad at age 8.


96avs01 - Aug 27, 2007 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Nice views  Sucess!

Great views of Emigrant Wilderness and Yosemite. The views to the north were heavily impacted by a fire in the Ebetts Pass area.


Alpinist - Aug 19, 2007 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

St Mary's TH  Sucess!

Climbed this along with Stanislaus Peak on a beautiful clear sunny day.

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