Fun scramble from May Lake.
This was one of the many high points on our 50 mile hike through Northern Yosemite..and the only place where the boys could call their moms...
Nice scramble up the south side.
With Matthew (a few entries down). I think his directions are a little off on the route names, but otherwise fairly accurate. I really enjoyed the class 3 ascent on the South Face. Trip Report
Took a fall while scrambling alone collecting data for a research project. A large rock fell on me after coming loose when I grabbed it. My right forearm muscle was destroyed and left ring finger nearly severed. I then had to hike out to the highway. Trip Report
Warm-up day for the '05 Sierra Challenge with Bob. Hoffmann's south slopes are easy and not too memorable, but we found the peak's east/northeast ridge to be a very enjoyable 4th class scramble, with a short chimney, some slabs, a slightly awkward move or two, and a bit of exposure to keep things interesting.
After descending Hoffmann's NE Ridge, we continued traversing along a cool knife edge to Tuolumne Peak, another quality class 3-4 scramble via its steep, broken south face. Descended Tuolumne's easy class 2 southeast slopes to meet an old trail (not shown on the 7.5') that led down to the regular May Lake trail, just in time for lunch at the Whoa Nellie. Good scrambling, excellent views, nice flowers--a thoroughly enjoyable half day.
A very nice peak that sees few visitors. With Matthew the second time, we "discovered" a great class 3 route up the South Face leading to the ridge of the south summit.
An enjoyable excursion from the May Lake area.
A beautiful day to do a loop of Tuolumne and Hoffmann. Trip Report here