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AmbretAgassiz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2014

Ambret

Summited Agassiz on a long day hike out of South Lake. Very much enjoyed the views hiking up the Bishop Pass trail. Proceeded up the center chute from the pass and found mostly stable rock, some talus. Beautiful views from the top.
Posted Aug 22, 2014 1:37 am

SeanReedyfrom South Lake   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

SeanReedy

Quickly crested the Bishop Pass area, headed south, passing the standard west slope talus scramble by a bit to the last (southernmost and largest) tarn near the official pass. Headed upslope from the tarn. Faced the center (maybe slightly right of center) of the west face and went up a large chute heading almost due east. The chute consisted of mostly solid class 2 rock (there were some loose rocks sitting around in spots that I avoided knocking down the chute) until a short class 3 section near the top and then crested the south ridge between the summit and the southern crag. Now with views of the east side of the Palisades dominant, I quickly traversed over to a saddle that joins the Agassiz Col route (Sam Mack/Big Pine approach) to the normal west slope summit route, listening to constant, disatant rockfall. After enjoying summit views, I went down on or near the standard west slope route on long, tedious, but fairly stable, class 2 talus.
Posted Jul 25, 2014 5:27 pm

xharvFrom Bishop Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2014

xharv

Standard chute. Three hours up, from the sign at the Pass, two hours back to the Pass. Ammo box has no lid, and the register is totally soaked and unusable; both need replacement.
Posted Jul 25, 2014 3:52 pm

braindancerNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

braindancer

Great hike for a beginner with little to no experience. Fairly easy scramble up stable talus field.
Posted Jul 7, 2014 11:54 pm

HohnikerWest Face from Bishop Pass  Sucess!

Hohniker

More fun if you stay to the side of the chutes, where the class 3 talus is more firm. Amazing view of the Palisades.
Posted Sep 25, 2013 6:36 pm

DonnoWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

Donno

Up the right chute with Rahil, Peter & Reza. 7hrs r/t from Bishop Lake bivy. High winds & 4" of fresh snow made for a scary night. Spectacular clear morning.
Posted Sep 24, 2013 12:52 am

SkyPilot84from Bishop Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

SkyPilot84

We hiked up from our camp at Saddlerock Lake. Great views at the top.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 2:39 am

LincolnBFrom South Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013

LincolnB

With nephew Rand. 2,000' of steep talus was a bear, coming and going. At least it was stable, mostly.
Posted Aug 24, 2013 11:13 pm

westhegimpFrom South Lake parking.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

westhegimp

Pretty views from the top. With Mike Mellin.
Posted Aug 11, 2013 7:32 pm

AceSierraOne of my favorites  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

AceSierra

For a non-technical climber, this is one of my favorite peaks, at least for the views. Climbed the west slope, very enjoyable solid talus from about 1/3 the way up. Way better than the stuff on the University Peak north face route. Jaw dropping views of the Palisades. Peaks go on forever in every direction.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 11:27 am

SkydiveKenWest slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2013

SkydiveKen

Did this as a bit of a trail run from south lake. Went up the 2nd chute from the right as far as I was comfortable and then crossed over into the 1st chute from the right. Stayed class 2 all the way to the summit. Came down following the cairns and foot prints and had some class 3 down climbing below where I crossed on the way up. Beautiful day and wonderful views at the top. Car to car in about 7 hours. Not a record but good for this old man.

The summit log could use another large ziplock bag.
Posted Jul 10, 2013 4:21 pm

Dariadayhike bliss  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013

Daria

Great dayhike starting at 2pm at South Lake TH, fun scramble and really nice views of the southern end of the sierra on the summit. 8 hours roundtrip=good workout.
Posted Jun 19, 2013 1:03 am

mengboFrom south lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2013

mengbo

day hike from south lake via bishop pass. still lots of snow on the slope.
the summit register box is missing the lid. i put an extra plastic bag cover it.
Posted May 19, 2013 3:44 am

orbitorFrom Bishop Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

orbitor

Weekend overnight backpack to Dusy Basin, climbed Agassiz since it's right off Bishop Pass. Chased down the slope by incoming storm, but luckily no lightning. Stupendous views of the Palisades from the summit.
Posted Oct 29, 2012 1:28 pm

cafzalLearning experience  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

cafzal

This was the first peak in the Sierra I climbed, and the first peak I've climbed requiring route finding or scrambling. Not sure which route I took, definitely reached some sketchy areas and down climbed a few times, circumnavigating to the north and climbing up again. Great views at the top! Definitely learned some good lessons about route-finding. Took a more or less class 3 route up, mainly some class 2 near the base, and glissaded down part way sans ice axe.
Posted Sep 23, 2012 9:59 pm

SurfinPeakScienceFollowing Norman Clyde  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

SurfinPeakScience

Magnificent views into the Palisades!
Posted Aug 16, 2012 2:12 pm

cabWest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

cab

Dayhike up to Bishop Pass and then up the West Slope to the summit. Staying on the ridge to the right of the main chute offered some more solid climbing and easy, fun Class 3. Climbed Mt. Goode afterwards.
Posted Aug 13, 2012 10:39 am

SeanReedyfrom South Lake
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2012

SeanReedy

I suspect I will be back soon to tag the summit. I was in the area unexpectedly after some vehicle repairs were needed in Bishop and ventured over Bishop Pass from South Lake without doing any homework for peakbagging. After skirting around the west and south slopes and scrambling almost all the way up the coluoir between Winchell and Agassiz, the dogs and I were no longer eager to scramble up the west slopes on the way out. The views were great regardless. Snow is almost gone...looks like late August pics I see from others.
Posted Jul 2, 2012 6:14 pm

mrchad9NW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2012

mrchad9

Kindof stuck to the ridge from Bishop Pass, made for some nice easy class 3 moves- and really enjoyed the view from up top. Had been missing this peak for a long time.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 3:55 pm

lizklevyFrom Bishop Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

lizklevy

Great day! Great summit!
Posted Mar 31, 2012 2:47 am

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