Scrambled up on my way around the head of the Kern on day 2 of a Kaweah loop backpack. It was mostly class 2, with a bit of fun stuff close to the top. Not finding a register, I also climbed the harder sub-summit to the south. Trip report.
From Harrison Pass first up Stanford and Caltech before heading over to Ericsson via the east ridge/slope. I felt this peak a bit overrated but ok on the summit area. Several crags worth climbing but the easy north one remains highest. Still missing the register. Descended the west side to Lucys Foot Pass and then up Deerhorn to cap off the day.
From camp at East Lake climbed Genevra via Milly's Foot Pass. Wanted to go on to Jordan but once I saw all the snow around Jordan's summit blocks went to Ericsson instead. Straight forward climb from Lucy's Foot Pass. Searched for the nice summit register but could not find it. Lots of smoke from a wildfire (Granite Fire?) blowing up from the southwest. Descended the east side to Harrison Pass on steep snow. Harrison Pass was also still all snow with a cornice on top with no easy way around. Fortunately there was a less than vertical weakness in the cornice over which I could downclimb.
Oddly, the fastest way to Ericsson is probably over University Pass. Matthew and I did this as a dayhike with nearby Mt. Stanford in early June. Got lost trying to find the class 3 route on the east side, but eventually found it for the descent. Trip Report
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