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cabFrom Humphreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2014

cab

Traverse along the ridge from Humphreys. Even in this low snow year, there was enough snow to climb the peak without trampling whatever plant the tree huggers are trying to save.
Posted Jan 13, 2014 12:37 pm

Andrew RankineLittle snow to keep it legal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013

Andrew Rankine

Climbed this one with a light dusting of snow on it. Patchy, but maybe I am not a criminal for climbing it after all?... Of course, I write this from my new cell in Florence, AZ with armed-robber bunkmate Darrell. Just kidding. If you 'forget' your ID what can they do to send you the $500 fine? Hi officer, my name is Eddie Haskell...
Posted Nov 9, 2013 12:32 am

FletchClimbed this on accident

Fletch

meant to climb Humphreys... oye!
Posted Dec 26, 2012 2:36 pm

cdogAgassiz to Humphreys traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2005

cdog

left early and climbed straight up the ski lift to the Agassiz summit. Early 2005 had LOTS of snow (maybe 300% normal), so this felt like a true winter hike.
Traversed over to Humphreys and descended straight down the skiers right side of the snowbowl.
trip report
Posted Aug 4, 2011 12:55 am

strudolyubovHumphreys-Agassiz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2011

strudolyubov

Traversed from Humphreys. Strong wind on the ridge. Nice snowshoe hike.
Posted Jan 10, 2011 1:26 pm

WRGruenerAided by the Chairlift  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1980

WRGruener

Hey what can I say, because it was there....the chairlift that is! Anyway climbed with my bro Gordie and our friend Dennis Meek
Posted Sep 30, 2010 2:35 pm

Clark_GriswoldSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2010

Clark_Griswold

I hiked the long slog up the rough south ridge from Freidlein Prairie Road. It really isn't worth it, and because of the low tree branches, the scree and talus, and the eroding and soft grassy slopes it is a huge pain. There was also a lot of snow up there still, which surprised me as it is not visible from town. My hike could have ended a lot worse than it did, as I dislodged some loose rocks and fell back about 10 feet. No broken bones, but lot of cuts and soft spots on my ribs. This low caliber peak isn't worth any injuries. I recommend just taking the old trail from the saddle and using the North Ridge Route to poach this in summer, though winter is actually more fun and the views better with the clear air.
Posted Jun 4, 2010 1:57 pm

Alex WoodOvernighter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2010

Alex Wood

After doing Humphreys the day before, we camped above the saddle towards Agassiz. Amazing sunset and sunrise! We then did Agassiz early that morning and then went down one of the chutes into Snowbowl where we just followed the runs to the parking lot.
Posted Jan 17, 2010 5:42 pm

BombchaserSouth Face Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2009

Bombchaser

I decided to take a new approach on this one. I parked on a forest service road about one mile south of the base of Agassiz. I went directly 4000 feet up a steep ridgeline. The last 1000 feet I experienced 50-70 mph winds, 100 mph gusts, negative 11 degree F windchills, and an air temperature of 18 degrees F. This was a difficult route. There was 6 - 12 inches of snow and bare rock.
Posted Dec 5, 2009 8:27 pm

Clark_GriswoldRe: South Face Approach

Clark_Griswold

Sounds like we did the same route. It sucks in summer, I don't think early winter would have been any better.
Posted Jun 4, 2010 2:06 pm

ncstI didn't
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

ncst

After summitting Humphrey's Peak, I walked over to Agassiz Peak, where I bumped into a sign saying the peak 'is closed to hiking 500 dollars fine'. Although I was the last one on the mountain ... I didn't ... maybe another time when it is snowcovered.
Posted Oct 20, 2009 9:03 pm

Ryan BurdDad made me do it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

Ryan Burd

He bribed me to climb this one.
Posted Aug 27, 2009 9:42 pm

Bob BurdTraverse from Humphreys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

Bob Burd

A side trip after visiting Humphreys. Trip Report
Posted Jul 20, 2009 11:16 pm

BombchaserEast Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2009

Bombchaser

Climbed this along with Doyle and Fremont Peak. Was trying to get all seven peaks but was forced off of Agassiz by close lightening strikes. Saw a tree get struck and catch fire on adjacent ridgeline.
Posted May 25, 2009 3:13 pm

HuecoRatAgassiz en route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 1983

HuecoRat

Climbed on an early solo trip.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 11:21 am

Clark_GriswoldSnow climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

Clark_Griswold

I managed to get on Agassiz 3 times this winter. All of them good. I like coming over from Humphrey on the ridge, its a fun traverse in snow shoes.
Posted Jun 10, 2008 1:02 pm

ericwillhiteIn the area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2008

ericwillhite

Figured I could afford 500 bucks. Thats about the same as the government rebate anyway, so I would just give back the money they were returning to me. Report map and pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/state_highpoint/arizona/mount_humphreys_184.htm
Posted May 7, 2008 11:09 am

sbkelleySnow climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008

sbkelley

Ground uphill through the snow, then donned crampons above timberline and cruised on the ice and snow up to the beautiful summit of Agassiz. A rare wind-less day and temps in the high 20s on top made the summit a treat. Hiked down on the south side of the Snowbowl area, inside the wilderness. You have to get the permit to do this, but the office doesn't open until 9:00, so don't expect an early start.

Skipped this peak in the summer b/c of the regulations so was glad to do it finally (and legally)
Posted Feb 10, 2008 5:07 pm

eferesenNight Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

eferesen

Night Climb. Great sunset. Took my lawn mower and got rid of senecio franciscanus. Now it is legal to climb Agassiz. I followed the trail most of the time since it was dark.
Posted Sep 8, 2007 8:36 pm

TracyBefore it was off limits?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 1985

Tracy

I hiked up this one after hiking up Humphreys on my way back to the top of the ski lift. I had forgotten about it until today when I was looking at some old slides of when I hiked up Humphreys... sure enough, there was a picture I took from the top of Agassiz looking back at Humphreys. I had written on the slide frame, "Me on top of Agassiz." I don't know if the "off-limits" rules were in place then. If they were, I'm hoping the statues of limitations have passed. :)
Posted Jul 7, 2007 10:49 pm

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