Mount Conness

Featured photo of Mount Conness

Mt. Conness towers northeast of Tuolumne Meadows. There are several excellent climbs featured in "Sierra Classics" by Moynier and Fiddler. Among them are West Ridge II 5.6, Southwest Face V 5.9 A2 or 5.10c, and North Ridge II 5.6. There is also a camp and climb starting at Lambert Dome and camping at Young Lakes.

Elevation (feet): 12,590
Elevation (meters): 3,837
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 37.9669
Longitude: -119.32
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1866
First successful climber(s): Clarence King and James Gardiner
Nearest major airport: Reno
Convenient Center: Lee Vining

Thanks to Barrett Heywood for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There are 6 trip reports for Mount Conness.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #16895 - by Morgan Brown on Jan 30, 2004
    We did the North Ridge--our second backcountry technical climb, after Mount Starr King. Long, long day. We learned a great deal about climbing in the real world. Althought we left at 7am, we didn't...
  • Log #16896 - by Bob Walton on Aug 11, 2003
    My son Jon and I ascended Conness from near Saddlebag Lake, the standard one day route. We had some trouble reaching the cirque just below the saddle between White Mountain and Conness. Multiple...
  • Log #16897 - by Jim Williams on June 07, 2003
    From Upper Young Lake, a trek up talus slope of south side, trail of use near summit, one exciting step near west face.
  • Log #16898 - by imagakan semaj on Oct 10, 2002
    north ridge of conness was an excellent climb, and i'd highly recommend it to any level of climber...great rock, excellent exposure, and a few fun routefinding "problems". there was plenty...
  • Log #16899 - by Charity on July 08, 2002
    Fine walk up. If hiking up the northeast face, bear to the left towards the snowpack. You can scramble around the snow or just kick-step your way up. Once on the ridge, Conness is at about 1 o'clock.
  • Log #16900 - by Barrett Heywood on Oct 05, 2001
    Climbed the West Ridge II 5.6. When coming in from Saddleback lake head left or SW to the lowest point of the summit plateau. Avoid the couloirs which may appear to be a short cut but are "not...