Mount Lyell is the highest peak in Yosemite National Park. Its summit rises just east of the Pacific Crest Trail near the June Lake Loop Road, a popular tourist road that winds around many of the area's pleasant mountain lakes. The road makes Lyell easy to access, but also creates a tremendous amount of tourist traffic. There are many peaks in the area only slightly lower than Lyell, and all can be climbed via an extensive network of trails.
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1871|
|First successful climber(s):||John Tileston|
|Nearest major airport:||Oakland, California, Reno, Nevada|
|Convenient Center:||Lee Vining or Mono Lake,, California|
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 5 trip reports for Mount Lyell.
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- Log #5160 - by Skip Post on Apr 03, 2003This was a different kind of trip for me; I've generally tackled more southern Sierra peaks, especially around Independence, CA. But this was great! I departed from the Mammoth area (specifically...
- Log #5162 - by Bryan E Couch on Jan 14, 2001Mt.Lyell is a gem of Mountains the views outstanding and the people few. Went up the east ridge, Great route but kind of exposed. Had to self arest one the ice on the way down, and that was better...
- Log #5163 - by Stan Sattelberg on Dec 07, 2000I used the same approach from Tuolumne Meadows each trip but varied the route to and from the summit a bit each time. The most fun route up was the steep gully near the nose of the north face left of...
- Log #5164 - by Lyell Koegler on June 25, 1999I am named after the mountain, and plan on summiting this July for the thrid time. When I die I want my ashe spread from the top. How's that for being extreme!?
- Log #5165 - by Mark Frye on Jan 06, 1999This was my first glacier climb since my injury. I am paralyzed on my right side. Made the climb on forearm crutches with ice attachments. Was a difficult test.