Mount Winchell

Elevation (feet): 13,775
Elevation (meters): 4,199
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 37.1033
Longitude: -118.525
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1923
First successful climber(s): W.B.Putnam,J.N.Newell and H.C.Mansfield
Convenient Center: Bishop

Thanks to Craig Peer for adding this peak.

An interesting, challenging peak with some of the best climbing routes in the Sierra. The East Arete is a good class 3 route, while less visited west side offers moderate - difficult rock routes. Good view of the Palisades from the summit.

Thanks to Craig Peer for this description.


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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Mount Winchell.

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  • Log #14383 - by Jennie hutchings on July 22, 2001
    An amazing hike to the top of the summit. I enjoyed making it to my first peak. The view from on top was like nothing I have ever seen. I climbed most of it with no ropes which was quite thrilling.
  • Log #14385 - by Craig Peer on June 16, 2000
    Climbed the East Arete route solo with an interesting off route class 4 variation at the top of the first chute. A great view from the top!