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Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: Agassiz Col Date Climbed: August 10, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Bonus peak for the 05 Sierra Challenge. From Isosceles Pk, headed over to Agassiz Col and on to the summit.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 8:12 pm

uwjennieRoute Climbed: West Slope from Bishop Pass Date Climbed: 8/7/04  Sucess!


Hiked in from Soutlake with two friends on our way to Thunderbolt pass. Nice views from the summit.
Posted Aug 17, 2005 7:11 pm

ddogpatRoute Climbed: Trapper Peak Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!
This was an amazing and beautiful hike. This was my first hike and I am hooked.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 2:02 pm

cp0915Route Climbed: west slope from the pass Date Climbed: July 15, 2005  Sucess!


Grabbed this on the way to camp in Dusy Basin before hitting Thunderbolt the next day. Followed a nice rib on the left side. Easy going and very fast. Incredible summit views. Oh, and, thanks to whoever left the Clif bar in the register box - I was starving!
Posted Jul 19, 2005 1:01 pm

aleasureRoute Climbed: West slope from Bishop pass Date Climbed: July11, 2005  Sucess!
Great views up there. I did it car to car with my dog Mason in six hours. Lots of Sky Pilot on the ascent.
Posted Jul 14, 2005 3:23 pm

granite4brainsRoute Climbed: Bishop Pass Date Climbed: 06/18/05  Sucess!


Got to do half the climb as a snow climb in one of the chutes ... and other half was a nice boulder scramble. Went up on one of the ribs, which had a few short sections of fun Class 3. Still a ton of snow up in the Sierras.
Posted Jun 19, 2005 3:44 pm

ilukaRoute Climbed: West Slope from Bishop Pass Date Climbed: July 1997  Sucess!


Lots of talus hopping on the way but a great, airy summit
Posted May 20, 2005 1:11 am

curveyrivetsRoute Climbed: West Slope from Bishop Pass Date Climbed: 3 August 2003  Sucess!


My first solo summit. A not too difficult climb, fairly obvious route and a spectacular view.
Posted Apr 23, 2005 10:49 pm

alpine masterRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: Aug 1998  Sucess!

alpine master

Climbed this long before I was in summit post. Went up a gully full of snow. Incredible views of the palisades.
Posted Apr 4, 2005 3:08 pm

sierratrekkinRoute Climbed: west slope Date Climbed: 06/28/04  Sucess!


After climbing from Bishop Pass, a straight forward class 2, Agassiz rewards with a spledid veiw of the Palisades. I summited on the first day of my '04 loop trip from the Bishop Pass trail, over Napsack Pass, and Potluck Pass, then returned via the JMT to the Dusy basin trail and return.
Posted Dec 18, 2004 3:55 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: Holliman Variation of the West Slope Date Climbed: Oct 14th, 2004  Sucess!


I took Matthew's suggestion and headed up the 1st righthand chute on the West side. Once I obtained the chute the rock was very nice class 2-3 all the way, a much more enjoyable climb than expected. I stayed toward the ridgeline to keep the difficulty up, but near the top it is possible to exit the chute via class 2.
Posted Oct 17, 2004 12:23 pm

gluballsRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2004  Sucess!
A steep class 2 route with lots of scree and talus. Snow in the chute made climbing a little difficult. Had to move to steeper sections (almost class 3 but not really) to avoid most of the snow. View from the summit was spectacular!
Posted Oct 4, 2004 8:53 pm

josephgdawsonRoute Climbed: West Slope From Bishop Pass Date Climbed: August 29, 2004  Sucess!


Jim Browsky must wear a cap.
Posted Sep 1, 2004 7:36 pm

dshoshoneRoute Climbed: west face Date Climbed: July 7-04  Sucess!


made it to the top in 2hrs and 15 min from South Lake,could of broke 2hrs if I hadn't stopped to talk so much
Posted Aug 24, 2004 6:02 pm

thall23Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: August 13, 2003  Sucess!


This was my first summit and I enjoyed myself very much.
Posted Aug 21, 2004 8:54 pm

MishaRoute Climbed: West slope Date Climbed: August 11, 2004  Sucess!


I could not resist to bag this one on the way back from Dusy Basin. After missing the right chute, I ended up scrambling over a Class 4 headwall before reaching the summit ridge. 1 hr 20 min up and 50 min down (from/to Bishop Pass). What a view!

Addendum: I ran into bennovak(see below) on the summit not knowing that he is also an SP-er.
Posted Aug 16, 2004 11:44 am

bennovakRoute Climbed: West Slope from Bishop Pass Date Climbed: August, 11, 2004  Sucess!


A real nice day hike and climb. The rock up the typical shoot close to the pass is stable and the view of the Palisades from the summit is incredible. You can hear rockfall from the palisades. Long lake and Saddlerock have plenty of Brook trout in them and the Dusy Basin lakes have some Goldens. Not a bad idea to bring a fishing pole.
Posted Aug 13, 2004 2:29 am

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: July 29, 2004  Sucess!
Day hiked from South Lake. TH-summit in 3hrs50min.
Posted Aug 11, 2004 12:48 am

orandallRoute Climbed: some west slope chute Date Climbed: July 10 2004  Sucess!


Amazing day for a great climb - no clouds, no tstorms. Left TH at 5:50, Bishop Pass at 8:00. Took one of the West Face chutes just S of main chute and then slogged to a smaller rib to get to some fun class 3/4 rock. Summit at 10:40. Spent an hour there gawking. Back at TH at 4:30 PM. We were the guys who ran into Diggler on the way back, but were too frazzled to give good info. All in all a great summit and plenty of fun variations on the W slope.
Posted Jul 20, 2004 11:50 pm

DigglerRoute Climbed: One of the W-slope chutes Date Climbed: 10 July, 2004  Sucess!


After crashing @ Tioga Pass the night before to acclimate, & getting a wilderness permit @ the Mammoth Ranger Station, left (the usual zoo of) the S Lake TH @ 12.11.

Having thought it over prior, & feeling pretty good @ Bishop Pass, I decided to drag all my stuff up to the summit & bivy there. Met 2 guys who recommended one of the chutes R of the standard one, describing this variation as "blockier" & "more solid." Chose one, which with some route finding, probably would have been class 3. Not route finding & just going mostly straight, I encountered some enjoyable 4th class, topped off by a 15' section of easy 5th (maybe 5.2) at the headwall, which I surmounted to gain the ridge above. Ca. 13k' elevation, plus hiking boots, a full pack, & doubts as to whether my footholds would blow, made this an exciting variation.

Utterly spent, reached the summit @ 18.59. Cracked a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, enjoyed the summit views (spectacular!), & then took about an hour or so constructing a bivy 'area' into which I somehow fit for the night (note: I would not recommend this to anyone- there are virtually no human-sized flat areas up there!).

Night was incredible- one of the starriest I've seen. Totally clear, still, & cloudless. Tell you what, though- Jim won't be coming w/ me to an almost-14,000' summit again anytime soon!

Spent morning absorbing amazing sunrise & scenery whilst battling a horrific hangover (not fun at 13,800'). Left area (bivy area was ~80' below summit) 7.39. Other than being terribly dehydrated (decided not to get more water after my remaining .3L of water had been consumed that morning), return was uneventful. Got back to TH @ 12.58.

Great mountain, spectacular views, & airy summit- overall a nice trip!
Posted Jul 14, 2004 1:54 pm

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