Wheeler Peak Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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



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

Wheeler Pk  Sucess!

climbed from Wheeler Pk campground enroute to Jeff Davis


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.

redmond - Jul 8, 2010 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

Standard Route  Sucess!

Great climb. Some snow on the lower parts of the trail, but overall beautiful and fairly easy hike up.


Pharmacist - Jun 26, 2010 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

triple peak day  Sucess!

climbed wheeler up the main trail, then down and over to jeff davis, then around the south side of wheeler and up to baker, then back up wheeler a 2nd time and down the trail, with the last couple miles in the dark. started at 11:15am, back to the truck about 9:30pm.

Peanut - Apr 26, 2010 10:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009

Awesome Day  Sucess!

Could not have asked for better weather. Incredible views that day and, as a first time climber, found the last mile or so very challenging as I was not expecting it to be so steep. Met Jim Johnson of Fernley hiking to the top for his 83rd birthday. Great achievement! The rest of his family was there as well. This was the first year he had not climbed a 14er because his children had begged him not to - I love it!


SKI - Dec 26, 2009 12:37 pm

The start of it all

Climbed this when I was 9 years old, fell short of the summit but took pictures with my cousin that made it look as though we had topped out. Hahaha no one believed us, of course.

utclimber - Nov 24, 2009 12:52 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Ski Tour  Sucess!

Climbed Wheeler as a ski tour, timed right after the road opened.


woodstrider - Oct 13, 2009 6:07 pm

two days at Wheeler Peak, Nevada  Sucess!

The two of us visited this lovely NP and stayed overnight at the upper campsites. This afforded us the opportunity to both climb Wheeler Peak (and thereby satisfying any doubt that we had reached the high point of Nevada) and to see the Bristle Cone forest and the incredible shrinking glacier. I was surprised and delighted by this beautiful area. I hope that I get to return someday.


Luciano136 - Sep 21, 2009 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Beautiful hike  Sucess!

Very remote area and very surprised to actually see other people on the trail. Day started of warm and sunny; later some thunderstorms developed around us but we managed to stay dry; it did start raining soon after we reached the parking lot though. The Aspen's were already turning colors nicely.
Only 2 in the group felt like continuing to Jeff Davis, so we compromised and quickly ran up Bald Mountain while the rest of the group waited at Stella lake.
We spent two nights in Baker, NV. Great Basin definitely has a "I'm on another planet" feel, which makes it a fun experience.


Cedar - Sep 8, 2009 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

Impressive  Sucess!

Great climb. Impressively steep for a trail which I found out to be the nature of Great Basin National Park. First 2 miles was a waste of time gaining elevation and losing it. Wind was moderate on the way up but the clouds speeding by are a "wow" to remember. Spent 30 minutes at the top writing a summit log (the one signed as Caglow) and taking in the view. Very windy on the way down. I had expected it to be windier however looking up from the trail.

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