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.
|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|
Thanks to Craig Peer for adding this peak.
There are 2 trip reports for Mount Winchell.
- Log #14383 - by Jennie hutchings on July 22, 2001An 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, 2000Climbed 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!