Waterhouse Peak Climber's Log

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colingregory - Aug 4, 2020 9:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2020

Dayhike  Sucess!

Hiked this one before work early on a monday morning. There were other cars parked at Luther Pass, but I saw no one during the hike. Straightforward off-trail climb, it's steep but it is short. Great views into Hope Valley from the top.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Oct 20, 2018 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2018

Went with a Meetup group  Sucess!

The views were great from the top, but getting up and down the mountain was kind of a nasty endeavor. There really was no trail to speak of. Basically the only strategy to climbing it is to just keep going up.


sierramtngoat - Jun 12, 2018 1:39 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2018

SE Ridge (slog/bushwhack)  Sucess!

Nice views to the south from The Summit. Summit register dates back to 1985, back when people had good handwriting, LOL. You might be wondering why it took the SE Ridge... that wasn't my plan; I was expecting to stumble on a use trail, described as class 1 terrain on the mountain page, but could only find the undocumented but marked trail that brought me to the south side. If you want to climb Waterhouse from Luther Pass leave the trail after the meadow and hike straight towards the summit through any overbrush; the route will eventually open up and give you whatever class 2 line you want.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 10:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2017

Solitude in Spring Snow  Sucess!

Parked on Hwy 89 and started hiking up the trail around 10. Quickly got into patches of snow and just aimed for the path of least resistance. Steep slopes and elevation had us sucking air. Got up to the snow-free summit area a bit after 12. Took pictures and ate lunch a little below the summit out of the wind. Gorgeous sunshine and warm temps the whole day. Snow was just melted enough to make it easy going on the way down, not so soft that we were postholing thankfully. Didn't need snowshoes. I used micro spikes and poles with snow baskets. Helped a lot with my speed up the mountain. Got a little off our path when we hit a clear road and took it the wrong way. We were able to hit 89 and walk parallel back to our parking spot. Just under 4 miles. Didn't see any other hikers or cars in the area. Nice and short day hike!

Brian Asher

Brian Asher - May 5, 2016 3:02 am Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2015

Snowshoe  Sucess!

It had just snowed so there was tons of powder. Fun snowshoe straight up. Great views of Freel, Desolation, and Tahoe.

Route here:


Bill562 - Dec 30, 2014 1:48 am Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2014

Luther Pass ski  Sucess!

With Mike Y


Marmaduke - Feb 17, 2014 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2014

Snowshoe to the summit  Sucess!

My wife and I snowshoed to the top. Windy day.

trexkerry - Jan 4, 2014 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2014

4th option on the day  Sucess!

Could not access Tallac, so went to Phipps. Got mixed up on the cross country vs trail route and realized didn't have enough time, so went to Rubicon. Streets at top of Rubicon subdivision were iced over and my car started skidding so gave up on that and went to Waterhouse. Waterhouse saved the day - got an OGUL summit, went up from Luther Pass, well marked trail up to the top, nice views. Trip report is HERE.

A Bit - Jul 4, 2013 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013

From Luther Pass  Sucess!

A quick hike up through the trees.


WayneFry - Jan 27, 2013 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2013

Ridge traverse (Carson > Luther)  Sucess!

Climbed this peak as part of a traverse from Carson Pass to Luther pass. Took about 8.5 hours.


Kerstin - May 16, 2012 1:42 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2009

Great snow  Sucess!

A great day of skiing with Paul and Dan.


Kara - Aug 18, 2011 11:58 pm

Skiing Galore  Sucess!

Great place to ski.


jimegan - Mar 4, 2011 11:27 am Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2011

waterhouse peak  Sucess!

snowshoed up deep powder from Luther Pass after breaking trail partway 2 days earlier with Pat


96avs01 - Dec 23, 2010 12:36 pm

Too many ski descents to count  Sucess!

Lots of fun turns from both Waterhouse and Powderhouse over the past few years. Great tree skiing when avy risks are elevated!

mlarkin2002 - Dec 13, 2010 12:56 am Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2010

Dayhike in winter conditions  Sucess!

Dayhiked on snowshoes from Luther pass, ran into a few skiiers and splitboarders on the way up. The area seems to receive a lot of ski traffic.


fedak - Nov 1, 2010 1:34 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2010

From Luther Pass (2x)  Sucess!

Quick evening summit to catch the sunset.
Pics are here.

bradb - Jul 10, 2010 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

SE Slopes  Sucess!

Climbed the steep and brushy southeast slopes above Scotts Lake


Vinny - May 28, 2010 1:12 pm

really fun ski  Sucess!

fun steep tree skiing! felt comfy enough to go solo with helmet.


ckerth - Feb 2, 2009 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009

From Big Meadow  Sucess!

Left from the trail to Big Meadow along Highway 89. The weather was sunny and clear with nice views from the top.


derbilly - Apr 29, 2007 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2005

Nice 1/2 day  Sucess!

Great little winter outing in the Tahoe area.

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