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xharvSoutheast slope from Bench Lake/Arrow Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2013

xharv

Nice view, but not too many visitors. In 2012, about 18 parties signed up the summit register. In 2013, between June 20 (the first ascent of the year) and September 15, only 8 parties signed the register. It took me five hours to reach the top from Bench Lake, and three hours to get back.
Posted Sep 19, 2013 12:10 am

calipidderClass 2 route from Arrow Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011

calipidder

Camped at Bench Lake. Insane mosquitoes between Bench and Arrow Pass. All clear and free from the Pass to the summit. Lovely day to spend on a sierra peak. What a view - won't forget this one.
Posted Aug 16, 2011 10:32 pm

GigaMikeNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

GigaMike

Did a dayhike from Taboose TH with Richard P and Bob P. The NE Ridge is fun with good exposure. Long 18.5 hrs.
Posted Aug 15, 2011 6:37 pm

Princess ButtercupNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Princess Buttercup

What a fun ridge, would definitely do it again, maybe in winter? Worth the huff and puff and Sean yelling down, "Laura, I think you want to be over THERE..." Thanks, guys! Afterwards, Tom and I headed over to Pyramid Peak.
Posted Sep 10, 2010 9:26 pm

bechttNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

bechtt

Repeat of 2 years ago but with Laura and Sean this time. Then off to Pyramid.
Posted Sep 7, 2010 8:12 am

seanoNE ridge from Bench Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

seano

Fun ridge, despite not being that hard. Amazing views of the Palisades to the north and the rest of the Sierra to the south. Trip report
Posted Sep 5, 2010 7:37 pm

mrchad9Taboose Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2008

mrchad9

Up the southeast slope from Bench Lake, after spending 3 nights in from Taboose Pass. Very scenic summit, then over to Pyramid in the afternoon for a very long day and back at Bench Lake in the evening. Perfect CA weather each day, bagging Striped, Goodale, Cardinal, Wynne, Pinchot, Arrow, and Pyramid during the trip. Hiked out the next day.
Posted Jun 13, 2010 7:27 pm

LangenbacherSoutheast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

Langenbacher

Taboose Pass, Bench Lake, Arrow pass.

The puzzle was how to get up to Arrow Pass. Climbing up the solid slabs of the east peaklette and contouring to the pass on the east was much easier than our descent straight down from the pass to the lake below.

As usual, the final ascent was much easier than it appeared from a distance. Fantastic view from the summit!
Posted Sep 16, 2009 3:42 am

lakenyonSE Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008

lakenyon

On a solo backpacking trip from Sawmill Pass.
Posted Jul 7, 2009 3:55 am

bechttNE Ridge ascent / SE slopes descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2008

bechtt

Day 2 of a tough weekend with Taboose Pass and Cardinal Mtn on Day 1 and Arrow Pk and exit on Day 2. Good exposure but easy Class 3 on the ridge with a heavy cornice on the last 400' section. Great views and perfect day. SE slopes to the first chute -- fortunate to find a rock band to descend as the cornice on the chute was 10-20' high. Pictures
Posted Jun 16, 2008 3:56 pm

Bob BurdSE Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2008

Bob Burd

Long, 18.5hr dayhike from Roads End. Not the easiest way to get to Arrow Peak. Lots of snow in the higher elevations, found tedious boulders but no sand on the SE Slopes. Trip Report
Posted May 27, 2008 7:38 pm

ElwoodUp the N.E. Ridge, & down the S.E. Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2007

Elwood

Wow! Tough hike in over Taboose Pass. We camped at the 3rd stream crossing, at 9,100ft. There was a spot at each stream crossing, & two more sites above 9,100ft. We made our basecamp at Bench Lake, beautiful spot! Then I climbed the N.E. Ridge, excellent route! This was the finest view I've had from any of my Sierra summits! Enjoyed the small summit for a 1/2 hr. or so, then preceeded down the S.E. Slope. We packed-up & headed over Taboose Pass, where we were finally stopped at around 10,000ft. by fatigue & darkness at 9:00pm. It was a great 4-day trip, into one of the finest areas the Sierra has to offer! After doing this, I don't see how someone can make this in a single day, it seems impossible!
Posted Sep 17, 2007 2:24 pm

Matthew HollimanDayhike from Taboose Pass TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2006

Matthew Holliman

Long dayhike out of the Taboose Pass TH, climbing the NE Ridge and descending the SE Slopes. The NE Ridge was a little disappointing, as the class 3 was very easy, contrived in places as there were many easy exits to the left if needed, and there was little real exposure. Still, at least I didn't ascend the SE Slopes--much sand there. Descended a chute from the first notch south of Arrow Peak, rather than continuing on to Arrow Pass as recommended by Secor. This was steep and loose, but no more than class 2. Saw only a couple of guys way off in the distance, in the valley south of Bench Lake, during the whole day.
Posted Dec 1, 2006 4:58 am

tb00957NE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2005
fantastic class 3 ridge. highly recommended.
Posted Jun 21, 2006 11:59 pm

granite4brainsRoute Climbed: SE Slopes Date Climbed: 07/03/05  Sucess!

granite4brains

This is a fabulous peak in so many ways. Remote, beautiful and some of the best summit views around. We hiked to it from our camp, which was about a mile over and away from Taboose Pass. Made for a long haul, but well worth it. Must go back for the NE spur route some time.
Posted Jul 5, 2005 11:58 pm

RSN473Route Climbed: NE Spur Date Climbed: July 5, 2002  Sucess!

RSN473

If you like sustained cl. 3 climbing, this route is for you! There is something like 2,700 ft+ of climbing. "Yeee Dawgies uncle Jed!"
Posted Mar 1, 2005 4:51 pm

atcRoute Climbed: Southeast Slope Date Climbed: August 27, 2004  Sucess!
Climbed Arrow Peak as a part of Sierra Club national outing exploring the Palisades region for seven days. We started from Bench Lake, contoured around to an unnamed lake, climbed to Arrow Pass, then aimed for the summit. I do not think a class 2 route exists, it is about class 3. If you are a geocacher, I've also made Arrow Peak as a virtual geocache.
Posted Aug 30, 2004 12:41 am

iandRoute Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: September 1st, 2003  Sucess!

iand

A sweet little route up from fly fishing on bench lake, climbed with Kent Dickson, my older brother. Views south to Mt. Gardner and North to the Pallisades. Very happy to find a summit register, i'd like to return some day to this gorgeous area to climb Pyramid and Window peaks.
Posted Sep 12, 2003 1:18 pm

mrolphRoute Climbed: Southeast Slope Date Climbed: 23 July 2002  Sucess!

mrolph

I went up via the pass north of Arrow pass and the small peak on the ridge. This pass is mostly large talus blocks with a loose scramble up the cliffs at the top. Arrow pass is much easier and probably takes less time. From there it's an easy scramble up to the summit and an outstanding view.
Posted Jan 13, 2003 11:24 pm

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