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bechttTraverse from Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2016


Fun traverse from Basin via South Basin. Saw some fellow Sierra Challengers on the higher bump. Chute to Horton Lakes was horribly loose and no fun. Pictures
Posted Sep 19, 2016 6:59 pm

RuvichaEcellent hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2016


Climbed this with Ambret and two others. Very decent ascent up a peak that looks completely different from the other side, plus a really nice sandy beach that awaits to refresh you after the descent.
Posted Sep 5, 2016 7:04 pm

AmbretSummited from Desolation Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2016


After hiking to and camping at Desolation Lake, summited Four Gables Peak via the south face, a relatively easy ascent up sand and some boulder-scrambling. Great views of Mt Tom, Horton Lake, Basin Mountain, Desolation Lake and the Sierra backcountry from the top.
Posted Sep 4, 2016 11:07 pm

colinrFrom N. Lake W/Four Gables South & Gable Lakes Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2016


Sierra Challenge Day 6: https://goo.gl/photos/mykueKNm5qWDnCpw6

The register is on Four Gables South, reachable via a fun class 3 scramble from Four Gables, or class 2 scree & boulders if you prefer more loss & gain.
Posted Aug 27, 2016 12:17 am

cabFrom Pilot Knob  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016


The actual summit when approached from the south is a joke with hardly any prominence. The final climb is a tortuous sandy slog too. But, hiking across the awesome Humphreys Basin made it all worthwhile. Second peak of the day after Pilot Knob in the morning.
Posted Aug 15, 2016 11:23 am

mengboday hike from north lake th  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015


day hike in a windy day, thunderstorm is approaching. also bagged Pilot Knob same day.
Posted Jul 19, 2015 3:35 am

soslawEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2014


Nice stroll along a well ducked trail to upper Horton lake. Delicate class 3 descent at southern end of the lake. Tedious moraine followed by loose serpentine chutes with redeeming class 3 and 4 moves along the way.
Posted Oct 13, 2014 1:52 pm

wmollandFrom Desolation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2014


An easy walk from the lower lakes to the summit. There is a fine boulder for napping on at the summit, along with fine views.
Posted Sep 2, 2014 11:13 pm

Dariadayhike with unamed peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2013


From upper horton lakes....tedious climb and some rather challenging 4th class to summit but the peaks granite faces were spectacular. Great views and the upper Horton lakes were beautiful!
Posted Jul 29, 2013 10:57 am

mrchad9East Ridge (Chute)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2013


Well it isn't the East Ridge at all really, rather a chute on the south side of the East Ridge. Still a great outing... perhaps my favorite valley in the Sierra! Easy route up to Upper Horton Lakes with more of a use trail than I expected. Fun climbing up to the ridge and then over to the highpoint to the south. Seems like a lot of people don't bother to visit the actual summit. Hmmmmmmmmm......

Still had time to swing by Point 12808, my favorite unnamed peak in the Sierra, before heading out. Love the view of it from down the valley. Took the NE Chute down and then back to the trailhead.
Posted Jun 18, 2013 5:57 pm

dshoshoneS. Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2012


Easy walkup with the dog
Posted Jul 24, 2012 11:38 am

brucegGreat view  Sucess!


From Humphreys Basin at the end of Mammoth to North Lake high route trip
Posted Dec 22, 2010 4:29 pm

calipidderMade up a route from Steelhead Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010


Camped at Steelhead and started up towards Steelhead Pass in the morning. Decided once we got closer instead to take a steep talusy chute straight up to the plateau. This chute ended up being really loose and steep, so on the way down we took Steelhead Pass. Supposed to be class 2 but I think we chose the wrong line and ended up in some low class 3. Last summit of a week of peak bagging - I'm just about done with talus for a while. Oh who am I kidding, I'm going back tomorrow.
Posted Sep 2, 2010 9:49 pm

jonhershNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1999


Reached saddle from west side. Camped at Gable Lakes. Approached from Pine Creek TH.
Posted Jul 27, 2010 6:42 pm

leftyA nice easy one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008


I lead a Sierra Club trip over Piute Pass to climb the peak from Humphreys Basin. A very enjoyable outing.
Posted Aug 20, 2008 12:56 am

copegFrom Desolation lake  Sucess!


Took the easy way up from Desolation Lake. The only hard part was a little bushwacking a little ways above the lake. High winds on the top forced us down early, but the views were amazing.
Posted Aug 30, 2007 3:59 pm

steve_hiebertSouth slope starting L Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007


From a high camp at L Lake, crossed Steelhead Pass to access the south slope. Very windy up high. Found the correct summit on only my second attempt of several high spots. Nice view over to Mt. Tom.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 11:42 am

gluballsEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006
From Horton Lakes. Fun class 3 scramble. Made first ascent of the year.
Posted Jul 5, 2006 10:29 pm

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Winter 1979  Sucess!
Made the first winter ascent with Mary Omberg on skis via Paiute Pass. Extremely windy!
Posted Mar 30, 2005 5:13 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: South Ridge/Slopes Date Climbed: July 5, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Four Gables-Pilot Knob dayhike out of North Lake--a long and thoroughly enjoyable tour of Humphreys Basin. Climbed Peak 12,801 by mistake before following the South Ridge to the lower named point and the summit register. (I'm not the only one to make this mistake--the summit register spent several years on Peak 12,801 before being relocated recently).

Views are better from Peak 12,801 than Four Gables, and it's a nice scramble along the ridge too, so I don't regret the mistake...
Posted Feb 15, 2005 6:42 pm

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