Virginia Peak Climber's Log

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bechtt

bechtt - Sep 4, 2016 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2016

Traverse from Twin  Sucess!

Nice day for a solo hike. Pictures

CWessels

CWessels - Aug 8, 2016 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2016

North Ridge  Sucess!

Up and down the North Ridge from the tarn below Twin Peaks Pass in just under 2hrs. The climb isn't difficult, and the exposure is minimal. Nevertheless, I found myself a bit nervous. There's something about that chossy-looking dark rock--it erodes my confidence. I encountered similar stuff on Mt. Morrison and I was pretty scared on that peak. The rock on Virginia stayed in place for the most part; nevertheless, I didn't feel secure. I don't particularly enjoy peaks with this kind of rock, so I'm going to try to avoid them from now on. Stanton, Whorl, Matterhorn, and Twin Peaks all had better rock than this.

mengbo

mengbo - Aug 8, 2016 12:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2016

from green lake  Sucess!

backpack and camp at green lake with Jean.

sierramtngoat

sierramtngoat - Jul 12, 2016 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2016

Day hike from Green Creek TH  Sucess!

Had a great time hiking out of Green Creek TH, what a beautiful area! Apparently this peak isn't climbed often, not sure why. When climbing up to the lake just north of the summit, climb the slot to the right of the main waterfall; I descended this way instead of climbers left of waterfall and found it to be much safer. The "slot" has a climbable portion and a swimmable portion; use climbable portion at the base and avoid the waterfall on the upper portion by crossing over onto a rib. Bob Burd's 4hr15m is insane; maybe I made the pass in 4hr. Give yourself lots of time to enjoy the beauty of the area especially with this year's snowpack and don't forget your headlamp, lol.

Romain

Romain - Sep 17, 2015 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015

North Ridge  Sucess!

Easy ridge, outstanding views. Photos at:
https://plus.google.com/photos/109482904203233263615/albums/6167397288934454529

soslaw

soslaw - Aug 4, 2012 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

East Face  Sucess!

East face above the black triangle provides sustained class 3 climbing. For the best rock stay on the arĂȘte but still check your holds as loose rock abounds.

fedak

fedak - Jul 28, 2012 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012

From Twin Peaks saddle  Sucess!

Up from Green Creek and Virginia Pass. Ascended the waterfall canyon (to the right of the waterfall) up to the Twin/Virginia saddle and then took the loose ridgeline up to Virginia.

Pics and commentary are here.

ckerth

ckerth - Jun 6, 2012 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

East Face  Sucess!

Fun weekend camped at Return Lake, climbing Grey Butte, Stanton Peak, Virginia Peak, and Twin Peaks. I started from Green Lake TH and went over Virginia Pass and looped back past Summit Lake on the return.

dshoshone

dshoshone - Oct 26, 2011 12:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2011

East Face  Sucess!

Nice day hike, did Stanton also

seano

seano - Aug 8, 2010 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

From Stanton  Sucess!

Day 2 of Sierra Challenge. Surprisingly fun once you find the solid ribs.

jonhersh

jonhersh - Jul 27, 2010 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

Horse Creek TH to Twin Peaks Pass  Sucess!

Combined with Matterhorn for a nice day from our camp just over Horse Creek Pass.

boyblue

boyblue - Jun 30, 2010 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 1987

South Ridge Solo  Sucess!

Yes! Lots 'o loose rock. Nice view from the summit, though.

ScottHanson

ScottHanson - May 14, 2010 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009

Day 1 Sierra Challenge alternate peak  Sucess!

Green Creek Trail to Twin Peaks Pass, then to the top. Lots of fun! Looks like Adam was here two weeks earlier.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Sep 21, 2009 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

From Green Lakes  Sucess!

Camped at the head of Virginia Canyon after coming in from Green Lakes TH. Headed up Virginia early in the morning then up the ridge to Twin. Super views, little wind, and no clouds all day long.

A Bit

A Bit - Aug 20, 2009 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

Green Creek TH to Twin Peak Pass  Sucess!

Followed the waterfall up to the tarn and continued up the talus slope to the pass. Great day with almost no wind, leaving me to swat away at the horde of flies on the summit.

Adamus - Jul 31, 2009 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

Green Creek to Twin Peaks Pass  Sucess!

Climbed along the waterfall and a mellow talus slope to Twin Peaks Pass. Then just a little bit of loose 3rd to the south for the summit of Virginia. A fun route. Continued on to Twin Peaks.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Aug 6, 2007 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

East Face  Sucess!

Climbed the East Face and traversed the ridge over to Twin Peaks.

Yes - the peak is loose, but with careful attention, the E. Face is pretty solid and lots of fun. Easy climb, but with enough exposure to keep it exhilarating!

derbilly

derbilly - Aug 17, 2006 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

North ridge  Sucess!

10th and last day of the Sierra Challenge. Continued on to Twin Peaks,

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Oct 19, 2005 10:00 pm

Route Climbed: East Face (ascent), NW Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

Day 1 of the 2003 Sierra Challenge from Green Creek TH. The East Face is probably the best and most fun route on this mountain. Then traversed over to Twin Peaks.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Jun 7, 2004 3:00 pm

Route Climbed: East Face (ascent) / NW Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: June 5, 2004  Sucess!

It seems I lied in my summit log entry below. I did visit this peak again, mostly because it was an easy bonus on my way to Twin Peaks--and enjoyed it a good deal more this time. The East Face is a very easy but enjoyable scramble.

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