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cabFrom Pine Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2015


Went the long way over Italy Pass, but it was a great hike. Camped at Lake Italy afterwards, then climbed Hilgard the next day and walked out.
Posted Aug 10, 2015 2:07 pm

Darren9North Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2014


There is little traffic on this route and no route description on Summitpost. Sierra Mountaineering Club climbing it because we've been looking at it for so long and wondered what it is like. Its a long way in but this couloir is fun. It's not steep and protects well in the rock on each side. The finish is underneath a massive rock "bridge" that forms a tunnel.
Posted Jul 10, 2014 11:14 pm

bechttSE Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014


From Lake Italy. Laura's birthday weekend. Pictures and story
Posted Jun 30, 2014 12:19 pm

seanoNE ridge/face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013


Scrambled up from below Gabbott Pass, on final day of 7-day backpack. The upper portion was trickier than expected. Went down the SE slope. Trip report.
Posted Sep 13, 2013 4:26 pm

mrchad9Southeast Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013


Was expecting a slog but turned out to be great class 3 climbing on the ribs on the SE face after traversing over from Mount Hilgard. Excellent view encompassing much of the central Sierra capping off a superb night at Lake Itay.
Posted Aug 20, 2013 6:25 pm

LincolnB1986  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1986


Climbed with brother Jon
Posted Dec 6, 2011 9:31 pm

labglovesFrom Gabbot Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011


Lots of snow on route. Found some exposed scrabbling on the ridge up high. Returned via a different route.

(Day 3 of a 9 day trip)
Posted Jul 10, 2011 11:52 am

calmeritageRoute Climbed: Southern Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2009


I bagged Mt. Gabb while doing a loop from Mosquito Flats. The route that I took up to the peak was a bit of an unconventional one and I would not recommend it as it was quite a lot of talus on my path. Descended on the southwestern ridge. In retrospect, it would have been the easiest and safest way to ascend. Incredible views from up top, simply amazing.

FYI I was not able to locate the summit register. If anyone is planning a trip back, please take up an old ammo can and a notepad. I figure I'll take one up if I get around to another trip up that way.
Posted Oct 1, 2009 12:03 am

Sierra Ledge Rat1993: SE Face via Mono Recesses  Sucess!

Sierra Ledge Rat

Bagged the peak during a loop through the Second Recess.
Posted Jul 18, 2008 12:16 am

PantilatSouth gullies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007


Climbed after Bear Creek Spire
Posted Jun 20, 2007 2:36 am

bcdgabb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2006


up the east face
Posted Mar 21, 2007 4:36 am

Matthew HollimanSE Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

Matthew Holliman

Tough dayhike from the Mosquito Flat TH--continuous snow cover for much of the way. The valley around Lake Italy looked like it was still in full-on winter mode, and Gabb was a snow climb (45-50 degrees in places) until some class 3 boulders near the top.

Snow was icy in the morning (kind of tedious on the descent from Cox Col to the base of Gabb), and sloppy in the afternoon--very tiring.

This was a bit of a grudge peak for me since the first time I tried for it, I aborted with a knee strain, and the second time (when I climbed Hilgard), bad weather interrupted my plans.

Spectacular views, but the historic 1934 register was missing. :-(
Posted Dec 1, 2006 3:47 am

lakenyonSouth Slope/SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006
Climbed with the PCS. The historic register was gone.
Posted Nov 22, 2006 10:09 pm

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: August 5, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Started out with the 2005 Sierra Challenge, but diverged to grab Gabb instead of Hilgard. Climbed with Matt - long day, but very enjoyable. Perfect timing with weather - as soon as we reached the summit, drifts of snowflakes greeted us and the looming thunderclouds definitely pushed us off from the summit sooner than I had wanted to.
Posted Sep 5, 2005 4:06 pm

Matt WorsterRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: 5 August 2005  Sucess!

Matt Worster

This was an aborted attempt on a day hike to Hilgard as part of Sierra Challenge 2005. Gabb in a day is still a good shot! ~19 miles and 6,800 ft of gain.
Posted Aug 12, 2005 4:44 pm

DeRangerRoute Climbed: SE Face Date Climbed: 1983  Sucess!


Fun climb solo from vacinity of Gabbot Pass
Posted Jun 21, 2005 12:22 pm

RSN473Route Climbed: SE Face Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2001  Sucess!


Traversed from Mt. Hilgard - straight forward cl 2/3 climb. Last climb on a 7 day trip through the Bear Lakes area.
Posted Mar 1, 2005 4:12 pm

mthilgard13Route Climbed: Southeast face Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!


Sloppy class three! Climbed with CPSLOKorny. Beautiful summit!
Posted Sep 22, 2004 4:51 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: NE Ridge / SE Face Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2003  Sucess!

Bob Burd

This was a long dayhike with Michael Graupe from Mosquito Flat, day 4 of the 2003 Sierra Challenge. We met up with Matthew on the return at Cox Col, and the three of us went to the summit of nearby Bear Creek Spire. Trip Report
Posted Feb 8, 2004 6:13 pm

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