Sonora Peak Climber's Log

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colingregory - Nov 2, 2020 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2020

Dayhike  Sucess!

Really fun Halloween hike with awesome late season weather. We went for Stanislaus first and after that climb didn’t feel like dealing with the ridge line so we rode the trail back to the junction and headed for Sonora from there. My buddy was slowing but we were on top before we knew it. We enjoyed both peaks completely windless, and stayed on Sonora to watch the sunset. The alpenglow on all the granite to the south was amazing. We didn’t make Ritter or Tower this year but seeing them today was a reminder of what we have to look forward to! We put on headlamps and cruised down. I got lost in the sunset and realized I was looking at Mount Diablo, the clearest I’ve ever seen it from the Sierra. A hard day, but a really enjoyable hike.


Romain - Jun 27, 2019 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2019

From Stanislaus Peak

With Mike Callen on a cold and windy day, from Stanislaus Peak along the ridge connecting them both. Trip report.


ScarsPapa - Sep 6, 2018 10:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2018

Great beginner summit  Sucess!

Hiked straight up out of the Sonora Pass parking lot. This was my first summit above 9k in 25 years. There were a couple areas that were challenging class 2+ but completely passable.
Had two 16 year old young men, my son and his buddy. They kicked butt, but the OG summited first LOL!
It was a little hazy from the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite, but didn't ruin the vistas.
Will likely do it again sometime under better air quality conditions.
Highly recommended hike.


sierramtngoat - Jun 20, 2018 9:04 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2018

From Sonora Pass, South Ridge  Sucess!

Staight forward route starting at the pass. Enjoyed an epic sunset on the summit. Took a bit of the PCT coming down.


Kumihatfield - May 7, 2018 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2016

Walk up  Sucess!

Windy day. Lots of space to rest on top.


SuperChthonic - May 3, 2018 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2016

Nice drive to an easy summit  Sucess!

The drive by itself is worth it. The peak is just a small bonus. Nice beginners mountain for kids. I ended up bringing one of mine.


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!

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