Tuolumne Peak Climber's Log

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Deb - Jun 25, 2020 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2020

SE Face  Sucess!

Working on strengthening an ankle, I headed straight up the southeastern face and found myself in low 5th terrain. Great scrambling, not so interesting a summit. Descended eastern slope and enjoyed throwing rocks on the frozen tarns. Great day with no other humans around.


pBerg - Jul 15, 2014 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

southeast slope  Sucess!

Couldn't find the register, but the views were great. I'd definitely do it again; it'd be a great introductory off-trail scramble for those new to hiking.


Alpinist - Sep 25, 2013 10:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2013

Fresh snow!  Sucess!

Bill and I climbed the standard route from the Mays Lake trailhead. Yosemite got 4" of snow over night which created a beautiful setting. However, the southwestern peak was a bit dicey on wet rock. The northern summit was no problem.

Climbed this peak as part of a 3-fer outing weekend along with Johnson Peak and Tioga Peak.


Bill562 - Sep 23, 2013 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2013

Both summits  Sucess!

With George N . First snow of the season and the spicier west summit made this otherwise dull peak worth the hike. The views were spectacular.


CWessels - Jul 19, 2013 4:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2013

From May Lake   Sucess!

Tagged both summits and scrambled most of the knife ridge between the two. This ridge is quite a good scramble. No register found on either summit.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 5, 2013 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2013

South Slope  Sucess!

The road off the highway to the trailhead had opened just days before. Folks haven't wasted any time as there were a number of tents set up around May Lake. While the trail around the lake is well warn, once you depart it, you're on an old, rarely used trail to the saddle. From the saddle to the top I'd occasionally run into a cairn but generally the trip is cross country up slabs, boulders, and patches of snow.


xharv - Nov 23, 2012 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2012

From May Lake--2nd time this summer  Sucess!

With a camera this time. Pics and a map.


fedak - Aug 17, 2012 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2012

May Lake  Sucess!

Nice mellow outing from May Lake.

On the Topo there is a sharp right (east) turn in the trail leading out of May Lake- this turn is actually a signed junction and a once maintained trail leads north from there. This trail brings you to a saddle directly beneath Tuolumne. From the saddle it just a straightforward jaunt up to the summit (There are cairns marking the route but they are pretty unnecessary)

Didn't see a survey marker or registry on the summit.

Pics and commentary are here.


xharv - Jun 25, 2012 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Use trail from May Lake   Sucess!

Tagged both NE and SW high points. Didn't find a register. The road to May Lake trailhead is still closed, and I had to start from Tioga Road, which added two boring miles to the route each way. The road will allegedly be opened before the end of June 2012.


labgloves - Oct 1, 2011 3:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2011

Great View of High Country  Sucess!

Nice loop starting from Tenaya Lake. Murphy's Creek up to the 10 Lakes Trail. Meandered to the summit(s) from the NNW.

I didn't find a register on either peak.


Marmaduke - Sep 19, 2011 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

May Lake Trail  Sucess!

Stunning views with cloudless, sunny sky.


mrchad9 - Sep 19, 2011 11:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

May Lake  Sucess!

Quick trip in the morning up from May Lake trailhead before heading down into the valley that afternoon. Nice views of northern Yosemite.

dkangas - Sep 16, 2011 12:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011

Linked with Hoffmann  Sucess!

Did a fine series of knife-edge ridge traverses from Mt. Hoffmann. With Josh H.


thexcat - Aug 17, 2010 10:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

From May Lake TH  Sucess!

First hike this summer season due to an ankle injury in May earlier this year. Left the bay area around 4am, drove straight to May Lake trailhead. Missed the trail that forks off the main one, ended up going too far east which forced me to do some off trail scrambling. Linked back up with the trail near the summit. Could not find the summit register on any of the summits. Camped at Mono Lake that evening.


WhereAmI - Aug 15, 2010 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

Ten Lakes Trail  Sucess!

Stormy day, but beautiful climb. Didn't see another soul the whole day. Part of a week spent up near Ten Lakes.


biz - Aug 25, 2009 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2009

East Face  Sucess!

Flying solo on this adventure, had some time to kill before work. Up and down in 2 hours, 30 minutes. Thoroughly enjoyed the views.


Noondueler - Nov 6, 2008 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1994

Southeast slope  Sucess!

Summer storms over the crest. Again in August '09 after traversing the crest from May Lake.

A Bit

A Bit - Sep 20, 2008 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2008

Southeast Slope  Sucess!

From the May Lake TH. Great views from this peak.


soslaw - Sep 2, 2008 11:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

South Slope  Sucess!

Left the Murphy's Creek trail and made this an interesting cross country slab scramble on the ascent and descent.


cp0915 - Sep 2, 2008 9:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

South Slope with Knife Edge Variation  Sucess!

None of us expected much out of this peak, but it turned out to be really excellent. We accidentally stumbled upon a fantastic knife edge ridge traverse (with fun class 3-4 scrambling and big exposure) on the way. Very nice!

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