Mt. Gayley

Elevation (feet): 13,510
Elevation (meters): 4,118
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 37.0833
Longitude: -118.517
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1927
First successful climber(s): Norman Clyde
Nearest major airport: Bishop
Convenient Center: Big Pine

Thanks to Mark for adding this peak.

See RJ Secor (2d ed.), at pp. 236-37, for description of routes. The SW Ridge is an easy scramble from Glacier Notch on the Palisades Glacier. This peak's "central" location makes the panoramic views from the summit refreshingly interesting.

Trip Reports

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

There are 2 trip reports for Mt. Gayley.

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  • Log #16479 - by Myles on July 30, 2001
    Attempted NW ridge on July 25. Got eight pitches up, but bailed at the last notch when I popped back up onto the ridge and saw black clouds and rain rolling in what seemed to be our way. Interesting...
  • Log #16480 - by Mark on May 21, 2001
    We climbed the NW Ridge as an afterthought, after getting a late start in the morning (OK, I had a splitting headache that diminished only after some Vicodin). We didn't know much about the peak and...