Stanislaus Peak Climber's Log

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McCannster - Jul 4, 2022 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2022

After Sonora  Sucess!

Bonus peak after Sonora. Nice and uncrowded compared to the former. Great rail running along the approach trail from the pass.

Hiking Metal Maniac

Hiking Metal Maniac - Dec 20, 2020 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2020

Up the red butte  Sucess!

From Saint Mary's Pass


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.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Aug 2, 2020 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2020

Southeast Slope  Sucess!

One of those destinations you can have the entire place to yourself. The TH though could use a little love. The sign out on the north side of the highway indicating St Mary's TH is long gone. The two posts that held the sign are about to fall over. The once well-cared for sign where the trail begins is smashed to smithereens. But enough from Debbie Downer. Its a glorious area. As you make your way along the trail from St. Mary's Pass, you're worlds away. And once you overcome the challenges of the slope and top out on the summit, you'll love the views toward all points of the compass.


OBard - Jul 9, 2020 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2020

Stanislaus peak VIA Saint Mary's pass  Sucess!

tough scramble to the top, you can see a massive fire south of Gardenerville from the peak at the moment.


Romain - Jun 27, 2019 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2019

From Sonora Pass  Sucess!

With Mike Callen on a cold and windy day. Then on to Sonora Peak. Trip report.


Deb - Sep 18, 2017 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2017

From Sonora Pk  Sucess!

The varied geology is beautiful as well as the view into the canyon. Enjoyed the short section of scrambling on an otherwise dull hike.

dakine - Aug 10, 2017 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2017

From the highway  Sucess!

Thunderstorms all around but luckily clear on the route


hightinerary - Aug 19, 2016 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2016

Scenic Summer Morning  Sucess!

I enjoyed this hike. I counted eight stream crossings on the way to Stanislaus, each one prettier than the last, with abundant wildflowers.


SonoraShane - Jul 25, 2016 1:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2016

SW Face  Sucess!

Climbed the southwest slope of this fine peak. In reality, it's a bit misleading to call this a simple class 2 walk up. There are indeed class 2 lines, but ample opportunities on the west, east, even south faces to go for class 3 and 4 variations.

We climbed some class 3/4 stuff on the SW slope. Lots of super loose rock.

There are some good looking class 4 or 5 lines on the east face on decent rock.

Enjoy this peak. It's only a slog if you make it one!


bechtt - Aug 21, 2015 10:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2015

St Mary's Pass  Sucess!

Got a late start at 3:30 due to rain but back by dinner time. Quick and fun hike.


ScottHanson - Aug 25, 2014 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2014

Stanislaus Peak  Sucess!

St Mary's Pass. RT time under 6 hours.


cab - Jul 7, 2014 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

From Sonora Peak  Sucess!

Started at the St. Mary's Pass TH and climbed Sonora, then Stanislaus. Climbed Leavitt Peak in the afternoon from Sonora Pass.


Jonodo - Jun 16, 2014 9:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

With Sonora  Sucess!

Fantastic day. Not much snow left during the drought... Silver lining is no bugs! Hiked this one after tagging Sonora peak for the second time.


wmolland - Jun 10, 2014 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2014

From Sonora  Sucess!

Puttered over from Sonora Peak for a two peak morning hike. Nice views, mellow hike, good times.


labgloves - Apr 21, 2014 1:15 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2014

Sonora Pass Opening (plus one day)  Sucess!

Snowshoe through wet snow from the St Mary's Pass trailhead


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

Stanislaus Peak  Sucess!

Part of a CA peak-bagging tour.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 22, 2012 11:05 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.

David Naylor

David Naylor - Sep 30, 2012 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2012

Whitney warm-up  Sucess!

Decided on Sonora Pass so I could climb Stanislaus and do some acclimating for Mt. Whitney day later. The scree was a drag, nice lunch at top.


seano - Sep 30, 2012 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Afternoon jaunt  Sucess!

After doing Leavitt in the morning, I jogged over to Stanislaus. It's not a fun climb, but it was cool to see some new country.

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