Wheeler Peak Climber's Log

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asmrz - Oct 25, 2020 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2018

Windy hike in September  Sucess!

Penelope and I were attending the Great Basin Astronomical Show at the Great Basin NP so decided to hike up the peak. It seems the winds on the peak are often very strong, we experienced one of those days. But the hike was great. The whole GBNP experience was wonderful and the night sky an incredible sight.


McCannster - Sep 20, 2020 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2020

Wheeler Duathalon  Sucess!

Biked to the trailhead from Baker, then did the standard trail. Been eyeing this peak for years, happy to finally bag it, although it was a smokey day. Awesome ride down!


philadendron - Sep 18, 2020 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2020

Tough from Baker Lake  Sucess!

Zero trail from Baker Lake, in fact very few signs others have been here, though many have. I bagged both Baker Peaks on the way up, then slogged over the ridge to Wheeler, then back down to the lake. GPS tracks


Outdoorpartner - Sep 13, 2020 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2020

Smoky from the California fires  Sucess!

Not a great strategy to climb the day before my first mountain bike race, but YOLO

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Sep 7, 2020 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2020

Made it  Sucess!

It was a smoky day so the views weren’t as good as they probably usually are, but it was still worth the hike. I love the huge rock shelters at the top.

Josh Behunin

Josh Behunin - Sep 1, 2020 9:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2020

Better than expected  Sucess!

I have always wanted to climb this one and this summer I was able to put together a last minute trip to the area and climb this. Not going to lie it was not very difficult. for sure the Easiest 13ner I have ever climbed. The views were insane and The hike up is amazing staring at the massive cliffs. Stopped at the lake on the way down and that for sure is worth it. Great Basin is small and Isolated but is still a really cool National Park.


Dundeel - Aug 16, 2020 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2020

New Personal High Point  Sucess!

My highest summit so far. Nice to have a road to 10,161 ft. Great day but wind very strong. Another hiker suggested that the ranch to the west of Wheeler, should be named Pac Man Ranch.


GlennD - Aug 13, 2020 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2020

Wheeler Peak  Sucess!

Took the long route, all the way up from Upper Lehman Creek Campground. Hit up Doso Doyabi after before heading back to the campground.


americanswiss - Jul 26, 2020 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2020

Wheeler  Sucess!

Pleasant surprise in the middle of the Great Basin. Will be going back for a ski tour.


americanswiss - Jul 26, 2020 9:05 pm

Re: Another western state highpoint

You have the wrong peak. This one is Wheeler Peak, Nevada.


runbyu1 - Jun 8, 2020 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2017

Carried Journey Up for my birthday!  Sucess!

Had a great family outing. Journey turned a bit blue on the summit after a while, so I ran down pretty quick with her on my back until she started acting normal again. Probably being paranoid, but erred on being cautious.


tonybell1 - May 27, 2020 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2017

Another western state highpoint  Sucess!

Taos is fantastic!!

Jerry L

Jerry L - Oct 25, 2019 5:32 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2019

Beautiful   Sucess!

There's an excellent trail to the summit. Climbed alone in extremely high winds and very cold. Stayed maybe 10 minutes on the summit, hauled ass down to find a perfect day below...no winds below 11,000'.


BeDrinkable - Sep 27, 2019 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2019

A little early snow ...  Sucess!

The day before a late summer storm had come through and dropped a little snow on the peak. Not enough to really affect us, but the winds were still blowing the remnant clouds through, along with an occasional snow shower. It made for some gorgeous views.


cascadescrambler - Aug 1, 2019 2:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1987

Day hike  Sucess!

Took the trail

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jul 19, 2019 10:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2019

Wheeler  Sucess!

This was my first time visiting Great Basin National Park. It is in the middle of nowhere, and I loved it! Melissa and I really enjoyed the hike to the summit of Wheeler Peak . There were a few snowfields (still lingering in July) that we had to avoid but nothing we could not handle. The views from the top were quite extraordinary. I really liked the area!


mdp1342 - Dec 27, 2018 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

A little rain, a little snow, a little hail  Sucess!

Utah holiday weekend


edevart - Sep 25, 2018 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2018

Gorgeous two hours on the summit  Sucess!

Crowded, for obvious reasons. But still gorgeous. Sat on the summit for 20 mins before everyone took off then had almost two hours up there to myself. Nevada is radical.

T. White

T. White - Sep 25, 2018 11:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2018

Clear, but very windy  Sucess!

The only thing more wicked than the talus was the wind, with 60-70 MPH gusts along the entire ridge. Lots of people going up on a Saturday, but few were making the short hop to the dropoff overlooking Jeff Davis and the rock glacier... that's where the best views were!

md - Aug 24, 2018 9:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2018

Wheeler Peak, NV  Sucess!

Wheeler Peak, NV

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