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CWesselsFrom Robinson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2015


This is a great scramble up from the Jigsaw Pass area. So many possible routes on good rock, and an easy descent on sandy stuff.
Posted Jul 18, 2015 6:09 pm

oliverkaltInstead of Picture Puzzle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


Wanted to climb Picture Puzzle but the south facing snow slopes turned into a gloppy mess. Beautiful Peak and views. Descend to the southern valley and Lake Five.
Posted Jul 1, 2011 9:36 pm

dshoshoneFrom Jigsaw  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2009


Easy climb..did Aperture first
Posted Aug 28, 2009 6:59 pm

seanofrom Picture Puzzle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009


Unnervingly loose passing the first and second notches to the east off of Picture Puzzle, and a straightforward boulder hop after that. I missed the register going out and ended up climbing the 1st and 3rd gendarmes, the latter requiring an airy little move.
Posted Aug 19, 2009 7:43 pm

goofballFrom Seventh Lake - NF Big Pine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009


lots of boulder hopping and sun cupped snow fields to navigate up from 7th lake. a short section of class 3 or 4 (?) scrambling to ascend to gendarmes ridge, then more boulder hopping down to 5th lake past the scary smiley face. fun and tiring day having started at 3rd lake.
Posted Aug 12, 2009 3:37 pm

bricewilson2007 Sierra Challenge via Jigsaw  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007


Up and down one incorrect pass, then up another incorrect pass to Gendarme. Will the real Jigsaw Pass please stand up? Hit the real pass on the way down. See the map I posted for correct location.
Posted Oct 24, 2007 10:55 am

Michael GraupeFrom Jigsaw Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

Michael Graupe

Thanks to the photos Mike L. posted here, I had no problem finding the pass. Climbed up on fairly solid class 3 rock. From the pass it was mostly a talus slog to the top. The best climbing of the day I found on Aperture Peak (solid class 3/4 via NW chute). Tagged Chocolate Peak on the way back as well.
Posted Sep 19, 2007 8:30 pm

ZingeVia Jigsaw  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007


2007 sierra challenge, fun day.
Posted Sep 11, 2007 9:46 pm

Bob Burd2007 Sierra Challenge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

Bob Burd

Day 5 was an easier outing. With Ryan Spaulding, tagged Picture Puzzle, Gendarme, and Aperture Peak. We descended from Jigsaw Pass at the correct location, only to take the more difficult chute because we didn't know better. Not the most obvious pass in the Sierra. Trip Report
Posted Sep 11, 2007 11:41 am

bechttFrom Picture Puzzle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007


Third peak of four today that included Chocolate, Picture Puzzle, Gendarme (+ 3 of 4 gendarmes), and Aperture. Descend via Jigsaw Pass. Climbed to Gendarme #4 to look at route to Two Eagle Peak -- decided traverse would take too long (lot's of class 3 bypassing of class 4/5 climbs). Climbed to just below #3 and decide cl. 4/5 exposed routes not worth the risks. #1 & 2 were easy.
Posted Sep 7, 2007 3:26 pm

derbillyJigsaw Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007


Jigsaw pass isn't too bad if you know a) where it is and b) how to navigate it. Going up I found rather enjoyable high cl3 scambling. Going down was a little sketchy in spots, but I think I was a little too far to the right.
Posted Aug 21, 2007 8:59 pm

mlarkin2002Jigsaw Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006
from Bishop Pass Trail - Ascended an incorrect "jigsaw pass", but was able to successfully find the right one on the way down. Great views of the Palisades to the south.
Posted Oct 20, 2006 12:34 am

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