Whoa Nelli Deli Climber's Log

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colinr - Oct 11, 2015 3:13 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2015

Breakfast instead of another hike  Sucess!

Most memorable was the most recent: Slept in a bit, got a breakfast burrito, and didn't make it up Tioga Pass before the gate was closed for the day due to snow falling and covering the road. Onward to Carson Pass we went for a short hike and then the drive home. Falls Ridge had made a full enough weekend the day prior that we didn't mind not doing much hiking Sunday.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - May 3, 2015 8:07 pm

Route Climbed: All of 'em, Near Record Time  Sucess!

Ten years ago now, my, how time flies. Just haven't made it back. Not sure if the route's holding up first hand but apparently so.


lisae - Jul 30, 2013 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2013

Steak Sandwich  Sucess!

Very welcome food!


RickF - Oct 7, 2012 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

Cowboy Steak Sandwich  Sucess!

I spent a week in Yosemite Valley with family and friends. To get there we drove north from So. Cal via hwy 99. My brother said he wanted to go home via Tioga Pass/Hwy 395 with a stop for the Whoa Nelli Deli. Whoa Nelli had been on my bucket list for some time so I joined his team. I can't wait to do it again!


LincolnB - Dec 12, 2011 12:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2011

Sheesh  Sucess!

A climber's log for Whoa Nelli? OK, I gotta sign. Have summited many times, usually with family from Mammoth.


WML - May 7, 2010 1:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2009

Mo-Mart....AWESOME  Sucess!

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Mango margs are lacking, but the fish tacos are incredible and huge!


norco17 - Aug 24, 2009 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009

yum  Sucess!

fish tacos!


lefty - Jul 10, 2008 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Double dipping  Sucess!

I went for a weekend binge, hitting up the grilled veggie burger on Friday evening on my way north and the fish tacos for lunch on my way back south on Sunday. Yuummmmm...

I'm still training to do a 395 traverse of breafast at the Whoa Nelli Deli, followed by lunch at Schatt's, and then a milk shake at Primos.


edevart - Jun 22, 2008 7:39 pm

Route Climbed: Lobster Taquitos, Broccoli Cheese Soup,  Sucess!

Leave no trace.


big_g - Dec 12, 2007 9:16 am

I came, I saw, I gassed up  Sucess!

I was green and without guidebook but still this stumbled onto this Sierra classic. My drive was nearing its crux the fuel gauge told me when the WND appeared. Now a little more experienced and with route (food) beta, I am eager to return.

Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Sep 13, 2007 10:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2007

World famous fish tacos...  Sucess!

Been here a few times, for snacks and the Mango Margaritas, 1st time I have actually had a meal. Fish tacos are huge, personally like the mango/plum variation better. Beans also quite tasty.

Will definately repeat this one

Dave S

Dave S - Sep 4, 2007 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

Worked through the crux...  Sucess!

...and found a place to park.

Great place to stop - even with the Labor Day Weekend crowds!


Diggler - Aug 13, 2007 7:32 pm

A true High Sierra Classic  Sucess!

I’ve soloed routes here as well as having probably a dozen or so friends along (or on adjacent routes) concurrently. I wouldn’t mind partnering with some of the women behind the registers; I might need my alpine tool for that. The views are frequently very nice. The finest & perhaps most committing lines include the Fish Tacos & aptly named Steak Ceasar Salad, although the short & easy BBQ Chicken Pizza is a classic in its own rite. While the Mango Margaritas require (financial) commitment, I think that the (alcoholic) rating of the route isn’t as stiff as it necessarily could (or should) be to warrant queuing up over it over some of the adjacent ones (beer, etc.).

All in all, a first-class climbers’ area- I’ll be back.


bennovak - Jun 22, 2007 10:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007

Fish Tacos  Sucess!

After a couple thwarted attempts and a full winter of preparation I finally had a succesful summit bid. It was worth the effort and I will be back to try more routes


96avs01 - Jun 8, 2007 6:12 am

Can't recall  Sucess!

the actual number of successful summits @ Whoa Nellie! The fish tacos are da bomb, the KC strip caesar salad is phat, and the carnitas make you wish you ordered a second helping. Hope to one-day have the appetite for the BBQ/pesto pizza, and possibly arrive early enough for breakfast!


Rockman - May 27, 2007 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2006

Definite Stop  Sucess!

A necessary stop when on the east side.


pdeangeli - Nov 7, 2005 1:08 pm

Route Climbed: F-Tacos Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!

Couldn't pass this up on the way to Boundary & Whitney!

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Oct 11, 2005 2:49 pm

Route Climbed: The Wild Buffalo Meatloaf Date Climbed: 9 Oct 2005  Sucess!

Easy approach on the eyes but sustained and dedicated eatting! Mouth watering. Topped out on the garlic mashed potatoes. I'd do this route again. Timeless and classic!

pwdrqst - Oct 4, 2005 3:00 pm

Route Climbed: All Date Climbed: Every chance I get  Sucess!

Beautiful day...

mconnell - Apr 26, 2005 4:23 pm

Route Climbed: Several Date Climbed: Several  Sucess!

Come on, guys! It's a freakin' gas station with slightly above average food.

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