Wheeler Peak Climber's Log

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PrinceOfNorway

PrinceOfNorway - Apr 29, 2012 12:24 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012

Three-fer  Sucess!

Hit Wheeler, Jeff Davis, and Bald Mountain in the same day. It was spectacular! Great snow conditions, and great audiobook!

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Dec 19, 2011 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2011

Decent Views  Sucess!

The views were nice, although more dry than I expected for December. No snow shoes needed for the climb when we went nor an ice axe.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Dec 17, 2011 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2011

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

The roads was closed so we had to start at upper Lehman Campground. The following morning at our camp my thermometer was reading 0 degrees Fahrenheit. There was a lot of wind and spindrift on the upper ridge.

utahjimk

utahjimk - Nov 9, 2011 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

great views all around!  Sucess!

any reasonably fit person can get to peak given a whole day

calipidder

calipidder - Oct 16, 2011 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011

Sunset hike  Sucess!

Started up about 3 pm. Spent some time on the summit and hiked back down to an amazing sunset. Clicked on the headlamp for the last 1/4 mile. Hiking it this way made for a private summit. Love it.

bedellympian

bedellympian - Oct 7, 2011 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1997

family hike  Sucess!

I was in elementary school. The family went for it but only my dad and I made the summit.

xpda

xpda - Aug 13, 2011 1:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1997

Ridge Route  Sucess!

Made it, after a couple of valiant unsuccessful Winter attempts.

voxnihili

voxnihili - Aug 7, 2011 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Great Hike  Sucess!

Beautiful scenery on the hike up, amazing views from the top. A little breezy on the ridgeline but not too bad. Definitely worth the trip.

cjwhat

cjwhat - Jul 25, 2011 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2011

Windy walk up  Sucess!

People were turning around at the ridge below the final buttress due to high winds ... and the wind did rock! I left Rico at the base of that ridge and ascended the the buttress on the north side; which was somewhat sheltered. It took 3 hours and 15 minutes from the trailhead to the top.

danomike

danomike - Jul 18, 2011 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Did it again!  Sucess!

We were trying to go for Jeff Davis via the Wheeler trail. Too much wind that day and we would have been in it for the entire Wheeler to Jeff Davis traverse. The rangers are recommending snow shoes, but you don't really need them now.

seano

seano - Jul 14, 2011 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2011

Standard route  Sucess!

Freaking windy up high, almost blow-you-over windy. NV should really give Boundary to CA and make this its highest peak -- it's much more interesting and appropriate.

danomike

danomike - Jul 7, 2011 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2001

Wheeler  Sucess!

It was a fun trip about 10 years ago. It's worth going out there!

weeds19

weeds19 - Jul 5, 2011 11:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Lots of snow still  Sucess!

I was greeted at the TH by giant mounds of snow, so I decided to go with pants and boots versus my anticipated shorts and running shoes. It turns out that most of the trail is snow free and I only had to negotiate snow for a few 50 yd sections on the ascent. The bluebird day made for a beautiful summit experience!

Vasler

Vasler - Dec 23, 2010 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

Wheeler  Sucess!

Great Basin was always a mysterious NP, but living in Vegas and being a bit worn on the Spring Mountains, I drove to the isolated park. Wheeler is the flagship mountain and can be extremely windy (It was when I was there). People unprepared for the wind chill turned back shortly after treeline. There are wind shelters along the way that are fun to rest at and build upon. If you're on the Lonliest Highway in America, take time to ramble up this peak (& check out the caves too).

robot one

robot one - Nov 20, 2010 10:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

From Buck Mtn

Nice

badmajick

badmajick - Sep 9, 2010 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

Nice hike  Sucess!

Started at 0600 on the summit about 0900, spent a lot of time taking pictures, then a nice hike down. Virtually no wind, and a nice clear sunny day. Over the three day weekend 29 miles and a gain of 9500 ft!

PocketsOfBlue

PocketsOfBlue - Aug 21, 2010 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Leisurely hike w/ the lady  Sucess!

Nice, moderate afternoon hike with Katherine. About five hours round trip.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Aug 17, 2010 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Wheeler Peak  Sucess!

Up via Summit trailhead (1:59; 4.3 mi; 2900 ft).
Down via Alpine Lakes/Glacier trailhead (1:19; 4.1 mi; 3100 ft).

jimegan

jimegan - Aug 17, 2010 12:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

Wheeler Pk  Sucess!

climbed from Wheeler Pk campground enroute to Jeff Davis

blueshade

blueshade - Aug 2, 2010 11:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Wheeler  Sucess!

Third consecutive day of climbing. Did Castle Dome two days prior and Mt. Shasta the day before. Peaked in 1:37 without trying hard and round trip in 2:45 running down to make an earlier cave tour. Would be a nice practice hike for something larger.

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