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#6270 - 07/25/10 08:03 AM Mt. Muir - any need for protection?
ARR Offline

Registered: 07/25/10
Posts: 2
Loc: California
working through all the Calif 14'rs. Didn't do Muir when we did Whitney, but going back this fall. I couldn't find "the" way up last year and did Whitney again instead.

Have found some good resources on finding the route up - question: what protection is recommended?

Edited by ARR (07/25/10 10:21 AM)

#6278 - 07/25/10 11:23 AM Re: Mt. Muir - any need for protection? [Re: ARR]
Steve C Offline

Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7644
Loc: Fresno, CA
Most people just scramble up without protection. It is pretty simple fourth class climbing, maybe even third class. Hand holds required, but you aren't hanging out over a sheer cliff.

#6303 - 07/26/10 09:22 AM Re: Mt. Muir - any need for protection? [Re: ARR]
bobpickering Offline

Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 363
Loc: Reno, Nevada
I climbed Muir as my first 14er on the way to Whitney in 1988. The part near the trail is easy but a bit loose. The upper part is nice class 3. I've been back 10 more times, including January 1993 with a foot of fresh snow on it. I did it again just last month. I never brought any protection.