Volunteer Peak Climber's Log

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Romain - Aug 20, 2021 10:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2021

NE Slope from Smedberg lake  Sucess!

Trip report.


mengbo - Sep 6, 2016 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2016

From Seavey Pass  Sucess!

9/2: Hike in and camp at Seavey Pass;
9/3: Volunteer Peak and Pettit Peak, back to camp;
9/4: Piute Mountain and hike out.


bechtt - Jul 17, 2016 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2016

3 peak roundup  Sucess!

First of three peak day including Pettit and Piute with Tommey. Unlike JD, we were camped at Seavey Pass and it was still a big day.


jdmorris - Sep 21, 2015 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2015

The Big Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhiked Volunteer Peak, Pettit Peak and Piute Peak in 22h50m from Annet's Mono Village at Twin Lakes. About 53mi and 13k' of mostly trail with a 4th class scramble up Volunteer and a 3rd class scramble to climb Piute from the south and east. Route map with GPX, below:



seano - Sep 10, 2015 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2015

From PCT  Sucess!

Day 2 of a backpack out of Virginia Lake. Trip report.


LincolnB - Jun 29, 2015 10:04 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2015

From PCT  Sucess!

From the PCT, took the trail junction toward Rodgers Lake, then climbed the Volunteer/Pettit ridge and eventually came down a northeast chute from Volunteer to the PCT, thus bypassing Smedberg Lake. Volunteer was easy, but the traverse to Pettit was tedious.


ScrambledLeggs - Sep 19, 2012 7:34 pm

PCT Ascent  Sucess!

I climbed Volunteer Peak during my 2012 thru hike.


mrchad9 - Aug 13, 2012 2:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Twin Lakes  Sucess!

A very long two day trip from Twin Lakes. Camped at the highest lake north Pettit, then up to watch the sunrise on the summit. Then over to Volunteer and Piute, rained pretty much the entire way out. Thought Pettit was a good deal more interesting than Volunteer.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Aug 20, 2009 9:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2009

West Face  Sucess!

Dayhike from Twin Lakes via Seavey Pass. Trip Report

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Oct 3, 2006 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006

From Smedberg Lake  Sucess!

Ultralight overnighter out of Twin Lakes. Took 11h via Horse Creek Pass, Matterhorn Pass, Benson Pass. Then on to Pettit. Bivied at Rodgers Lake. The next day went to Benson Lake and climbed Piute. Hiked out through Kerrick Canyon and Peeler Lake in rain and snowfall. Beautiful fall colors. One of the most beautiful areas in the Sierra.


Alpinist - Sep 25, 2006 3:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2006

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the SW Ridge from the PCT/Rogers Lake trail junction as part of a 10-day backpacking trip from Leavitt Meadows to Toulumne Meadows. Fun climb, terrific weather & great views.

Trip report.


tpdwr - Oct 12, 2005 12:56 am

Route Climbed: From Smedberg Lake. Date Climbed: September 10, 2003  Sucess!

Terrific views!

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Sep 28, 2005 3:19 am

Route Climbed: NE Chute (ascent) / Traverse to Pettit (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005  Sucess!

A very long, very hot, very tiring dayhike out of Virginia Lakes--50 miles, 12,100 ft gain. Somehow this ended up being an even tougher outing than the Milestone/Midway dayhike the weekend before. That final climb out of Virginia Canyon back to Virginia Lakes was kind of brutal. But other than that, I enjoyed myself.

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