Mount Muir

A rather undistinguished peak to be named after the father of the Sierra Club, Mount Muir is one of the many spikes that rises on the east side of the ridge that approaches Mount Whitney from the South. The summit is located approximately 1.5 miles south of Whitney, and requires an exposed, class 3 scramble up 200 feet of vertical gain.

Elevation (feet): 14,012
Elevation (meters): 4,271
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 36.564743
Longitude: -118.291253
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Reno, Nevada; Los Angeles, California
Convenient Center: Lone Pine, CA

Thanks to Brian Reynolds for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 10 trip reports for Mount Muir.

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  • Log #16517 - by Charles Liu on June 22, 2004
    Nice little detour from a day hike on the Whitney Trail. Didn't do the east face like the last guy, but the scramble up on the west side got my heart rate up and the adrenaline pumping. The top was...
  • Log #16518 - by orian on Dec 09, 2003
    super scarry to stand on the tiny top of muir when it was blowing like crazy. I did it on the way back down from whitney.
  • Log #16519 - by Bernard Guest on June 09, 2003
    Soloed the direct east buttress route (5.9)in about 4 hours (had to downclimb and route find a few times) to the very nice and pointy summit of Mount Muir. This is one of the few peaks where you are...
  • Log #16520 - by Jim Taylor on Feb 08, 2003
    Summitted after Whitney; went up Mountaineers and down Whitney Trail. It is an easy class 3 scramble off the trail. Worth doing to get 2 14ers in one day.
  • Log #16521 - by Steve Bender on Jan 22, 2003
    Bagged this peak approximately 40 minutes after completing the John Muir Trail in four easy segments over three summers. I thought it was more like 400' above the trail. I will say this about Mt....
  • Log #16522 - by Strom Dragling on Nov 04, 2002
    An easy scramble from the Whitney Trail. If you're on your way to Whitney, take a few minutes to bag this one too.
  • Log #16523 - by Gene Anzano on June 21, 2002
    To find the peak, I counted seven windows off the trail on the return trip from the Whitney summit. Stick to the rocks to the north,then a short, somewhat exposed climb to the summit. Register is in...
  • Log #16524 - by Dave Calvert on Sep 26, 2001
    Ryan Calvert , Jim Minton and I climbed Mt. Muir after climbing the Mountaineers Route to Mt Whitney, on Sat 9-22-01. Then we returned to the summit of Whitney at about 4 pm and we had the summit all...
  • Log #16525 - by Mark King on Sep 24, 2001
    This is an easy side trip if you are summiting Whitney. The summit is reached after leaving the MT Whitney trail aproximately 1/2 mile from Trail Crest. The summit is about 200' above the trail and...
  • Log #16526 - by Greg Issinghoff on June 05, 2001
    My last California 14er. Took 10 years to do them all. A bit of pucker factor involved in the last 100 feet to the summit. Easy 4++ climbing to the summit, but lots of exposure.