Amelia Earhart Peak
Location: 38.0931, -119.7742
Climbing: Bartlett Peak straddles the border between the northwestern reaches of Yosemite National Park and the Emigrant Wilderness. It is the prominent summit seen when ascending Cherry Creek Canyon--itself a highly worthwhile scramble in its own right--or when hiking through Lord Meadow. Compared to other areas in the Sierra, this is a relatively lightly visited region, but it possesses great beauty nonetheless. A trip here in spring when the creeks are flowing and snow lingers on the abundant granite is likely to be a memorable one.
2006 Mz view
South Face Summit Block
May Lake-Glen Aulin Trail
NE Face from Tuolomne Meadows
SW Face from Sunrise Camp
37.7136°N / 119.63255°W
37.71433°N / 119.63126°S
First climbed in 1933-34 by a Sierra Club party, these were the last prominent peaks to be scaled. In fact, the first attempt came up short because they did not have enough pitons and had to order more from overseas suppliers for their next attempt, which was successful. The techniques used to summit these paved the way for Big Wall climbing in the late 1950's.
Named after Hiram Martin Chittenden, a military engineer that worked on Yosemite road construction by R.B. Marshall of the USGS. Lt. McLure identified this peak as Jack Main Mt. in reference to the canyon west of the peak. Hiram was also a history author, best known for "The American Fur Trade of the Far West" (1902).
View from Olmstead Pt 2005
View from May Lake 2013
View from Mt Hoffman 2010
The image shows Cockscomb in the foreground and Echo Peaks in the background, so it is a bit difficult to make out. This was taken from Johnson Peak. Obviously I need to get a better image one of these years.
Donohue Peak from Donohue Meadow 2009
There are 9 summits in this massif that rises in the Cathedral Range of Yosemite National Park. It is popular among climbers, offering class 2-5 climbs on the various peaklets. The easiest summit takes two minutes of scrambling to climb, the most difficult is several pitches with a 5.7 crux. All of them are interesting problems with many possible variations. They are often climbed as a dayhike, requiring 3-5 hours on average to climb them all, plus additional time for the hike in and out. There are excellent views of Yosemite from the various summits, particularly of nearby Cathedral Peak and Matthes Crest.
Echo Peaks First Image 2006
2010 Southwest View above Sunrise High Sierra Camp
Modern big wall climbing was refined here and climbers form all around the world venture here every year. With 70 big wall routes, El Cap rises 3300 ft from the talus slopes up to the valley rim.
El Capitan Full View 2012
El Capitan First View 2005
38.02400°N / 119.304°W
Climbing: Excelsior mountain is made up of mostly rust-colored metamorphic rock similar to nearby Mount Dana. Its summit is class 2 from several directions. However, Excelsior's northeast face drops steeply into a glacial cirque and was the site of a fatality in August of 2005. The southeast side of Excelsior is cut off by impressive cliffs that drop into Lundy Canyon.
N 37.87131° W 119.40377°
Summit Post: The meadows. Cool, crisp alpine air. Solid, knobby granite. The irresistable summer hang-out for seasoned cragrats, posers and friendly weekend warriors. Fairview Dome is by far the largest of the many outstanding domes in the Tuolumne region of Yosemite National Park. Clearly visible from Highway 120 westbound is the 900 feet tall North West face, a view that should send you scrambling for rope and rack. The Regular Route (5.9, 12 p), first climbed by the late Chuck Pratt in 1958, Lucky Streaks (5.10b, 6 p) and the Great Pumpkin (5.8, 4p) are the objectives of most climbers here. And for good reason, because almost all the other routes have an unfortunate R or X attached to just about every pitch. This is especially true of the awe inspiring test pieces created without fuss by Kamps and Higgins back in the seventies. Low in rating by todays standard but big on reputation.
Olmstead Point View
May Lake View
Glacier Point View
North East Face from the trail to Clouds Rest
Glacier Trail View
Yosemite Falls Trail View
2001 Mz, Gn first view x-Peak7676
Haystack Peak Facewall above Peninsula Lake
Haystack Peak First View from Peak 8676
Hetch Hetchy Dome 2008
The peak itself was named in the 1890s by R.B. Marshall USGS in recognition of a survey party teamster who had been a useful guide, having been with Professor Davidson's party at Mount Conness earlier.
Sourced from The Geologic Story of Yosemite National Park (1987) by N. King Huber
North Crest in Yosemite Wilderness
South Crest in Ansel Adams Wilderness
Kolana Rock from opposite shore of Hetch Hetchy
4.5 miles in length
Kuna Crest from Tioga Peak 2013
Kuna Crest 2009
37.81287°N / 119.20816°W
The image foreground is Koip Crest with Kuna Peak off to the left.
Le Conte Point
2006 Gn, Tl summit
2007 Mz first image
Taken from Mist Trail next to Nevada Falls.
Lost Arrow Spire
Lost Arrow Spire 2009
Mount Althuski (Unicorn Summit)
2016 Climb with George
2016 Summit Block
2016 from May Lake Trail
2006 from May Lake
2013 from Johnson Peak
2010 from Cathderal Peak
Mt Dana Summit from Lembert Dome 2007
Mt Dana Summit from 11600 ft 2010
Mt Dana from Tioga Peak 2013
2006 Mz photo (false ridge)
Ridge Visibile from May Lake is mistaken for the Peak
View from above Voglesang Lake 2010
Mount Starr King
Her husband followed with a rude staff and a light roll of skins on his back. They were thirsty after their long journey across the mountains. They hurried forward to drink of the waters, and the woman was still in advance when she reached Lake Awaia. Then she dipped up the water in her basket and drank of it.
She drank up all the water. The lake was dry before her husband reached it. And because the woman drank all the water, there came a drought. The earth dried tip. There was no grass, nor any green thing.
But the man was angry because he had no water to drink. He beat the woman with his staff and she fled, but he followed and beat her even more. Then the woman wept. In her anger she turned and flung her basket at the man. And even then they were changed into stone. The woman's basket lies upturned beside the man. The woman's face is tear-stained, with long dark lines trailing down.
South Dome is the woman and North Dome is the husband. The Indian woman cuts her hair straight across the forehead, and allows the sides to drop along her cheeks, forming a square face.
2010 Mz first image
North Peak x-Conness Ridge 2016
North Peak North Ridge x-20 Lakes Basin 2016
North Peak x-Mt Dana 2010 First View
Location: 38.0838, -119.6927
Climbing: Richardson Peak is located in a very remote area near the northwest boundary of Yosemite National Park. It is over 20 miles to the nearest trailhead and over 3 miles to the nearest established trail! The easiest approach is from the Pacific Crest Trail in Jack Main Canyon to the east of the peak. If you're looking for solitude, this is an ideal peak for you. Richardson Peak is probably one of the least frequently climbed peaks in Yosemite. Once you leave the PCT, it's highly unlikely that you'll run into anyone.
Shepherd Crest East
38.00410°N / 119.3116°W
The crest sits at the head of 4 major drainages: Virginia Canyon, Lundy Canyon, Lee Vining Canyon and McCabe Creek
Simmons Peak NW Face 2010
N 37.82965° W 119.42210°
2006 Cockscomb & Unicorn (L-R) from Tuolumne Meadows
2013 Mt Althuski & Unicorn (L-R) from the trail to Elizabeth Lake
Climbing: Wheeler Peak straddles the northwest boundary of Yosemite National Park and southern boundary of the Emigrant Wilderness Area in a very remote area. It is over 20 miles to the nearest trailhead! As such, the peak is seldom climbed.
Few people will hike the distance solely to climb Wheeler Peak; however, if you are thru-hiking the Huckleberry Trail, or visiting nearby Huckleberry Lake, an ascent of Wheeler Peak would make for a quick excursion. The peak is just a mile and a half from Huckleberry Lake and accessible just off the Huckleberry Trail. You can reach the summit with a fairly easy class 2 scramble up the Northeast Ridge.
2004 Gn, Mz hike by