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Desolation Crest Traverse

Desolation Crest Traverse

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: California, United States, North America

Object Title: Desolation Crest Traverse

Date Climbed/Hiked: Aug 19, 2006

Activities: Scrambling

Season: Summer


Page By: breadbox

Created/Edited: Aug 21, 2006 / Aug 21, 2006

Object ID: 217592

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Desolation Crest Traverse

Yu Kuwabara and I traversed the Desolation Crest Saturday in 12 hours. The route was 16 miles, +7000'/-7700'. We left Bayview-->Maggie's Pass-->Dick's Pass-->Dick's Peak-->dropped below ridge to refill water at lake below Dick's, -->Jack's Peak-->Mosquito Pass-->ridge west of Mt. Price-->Ridge traverse of Price, Aggassiz, and Pyramid, including all intervening peaklets.-->down Horesetail falls trail. Very nice, though sections of the Price->Aggasiz ridge were spicy 4th in places, with one or two particularly high exposure sections. West of Price I remember being the most challenging.

Dick's Peak

Looking up the Slabs of Insanity.

From N.Ridge Mt.Price looking South

Yu on the lunch ledge beneath the summit block of Agassiz.

N.Ridge of Pyramid from peaklet between Agassiz and Pyramid.

The incredible view of the Aloha Lakes

Highway 50 / Twin Bridges, 7:30 pm. Look how happy I am.



Desolation Crest Traverse


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my friend Charles and I hiked this burly route last Friday, Aug 21 2009. Pretty good hike! Maggies-Jacks-Dicks-slabs-Price-Agassiz-Pyramid. Everything went smooth, and we opted for the direct bushwhack attack down the southeast ridge to SR-50.
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