Vandever Mountain Climber's Log

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mrchad9 - Oct 23, 2013 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2013

Farewell Gap  Sucess!

Splendid fall hike.


mengbo - Sep 9, 2013 2:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2013

via NW ridge  Sucess!

Hiked with Jean. Camped at meadow for one night.


bechtt - Jun 24, 2013 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

From Farewell Gap  Sucess!

Nice day to do the Florence / Vandever combo. Should have descended the NW ridge instead of taking the looong return back via the Farewell Gap trail


GlennD - Jul 5, 2012 2:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Quick Peak Bagging Trip  Sucess!

Hit up Vandever on the morning of the 4th before returning home for grilling and fireworks!


seano - Feb 4, 2012 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011

From Falcon  Sucess!

Part of a counter-clockwise tour of most of the Mineral King area peaks. Trip report


soslaw - Oct 31, 2011 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2011

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with Andre. Having ascended via the north west ridge and descended via Farewell Gap, the north west ridge is by far the better ascent route. The route from Farewell Gap is a talus schlog.


mdougherty - Sep 6, 2011 2:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

From Farewell Gap  Sucess!

It was a fairly miserable talus slog, but the great views at the top were an excellent reward.


cab - Sep 7, 2010 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Farewell Gap  Sucess!

Part of a dayhike with Florence Peak. The scree/talus slope up from Farewell Gap is thankfully more solid than it looks.


Bascuela - Aug 7, 2010 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2010

Up from Farewell Gap and down the NW ridge  Sucess!

Been backpacking in White chief for most of my life - always wanted to stand on this summit. Russ and drove up from Fresno/Clovis around 4:00 to make the trailhead by 7:00 and summit by 11:30. It was great to stand on top!


cbuelow - Jul 31, 2010 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

From Farewell Gap  Sucess!

Great dayhike from Mineral King via Farewell Gap with Jason and Jon. I was really impressed with the great views of the other Mineral King peaks, the Kaweahs, the Whitney group and the Golden Trout Wilderness.


jonhersh - Jul 27, 2010 1:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

From Farewell Gap  Sucess!

Dayhike from Mineral King.


bc44caesar - Jun 21, 2010 11:11 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2010

Farewell Gap  Sucess!

Camped at ~9450' and headed up to Farewell Gap the next day. From there climbed up the talus to the summit. Skied from near the summit down towards White Chief Bowl, but there wasn't enough snow. Skied the slopes to the south, climbed back up to the summit and skied slopes to the southeast and back around to Farewell Gap. Terrible suncups back down to camp. Great views!

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 3, 2008 11:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the rather tame NW Ridge with Matthew, then followed the ridgeline around to the west to a few more peaks. Trip Report

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