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AmbretVia Mono Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011


Summited Starr with friends Brian and Bruce. Beautiful walk up the Little Lakes Valley and past Ruby Lake. Mono Pass still had snow, but it was possible to stay on sand and rock most of the way up. Some fun rock scrambling toward the top of the mountain. Fantastic views from the summit. A very enjoyable hike.
Posted Aug 18, 2011 2:22 am

mengboeast face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2011


did not realize the mono pass route so did my own version. just go directly to the east face on snow. ice axe and crampons were used. i believe it was a class 3.
Posted May 31, 2011 3:00 am

bc44caesarEast Gullies/North Face
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2011


From the pack station toured out the road until below the second gully from the north. High winds and icy conditions made a trip to the summit and a ski descent of the gullies unappealing. The north face had picked up all the windblown powder however, making for a superb descent directly back to the car.
Posted Apr 25, 2011 10:22 pm

LangenbacherSummit Confusion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010


Nice warmup hike before doing Morgan. Spent too much time going back and forth between the E/W summits twice trying to decide which one was higher and searching in vain for a register.

Ascended south summit from Mono pass first - would have been much easier to go halfway down to Summit lake and up the chute next to the North (true) summit.

Great views of Morgan, BCS, Abbot, Red&White, Red Slate, Pioneer Basin, and Little Lakes Valley.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 4:09 am

SierraCJMono Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010


Great hike from Mosquito Flat. Nice boulder scramble on summit ridge.
Posted Aug 24, 2010 10:48 am

KClossonMono Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2009


This was fun one with good views. I just remember getting to the summit alone, but then coming down Mono Pass it was a lot more of a traffic jam then I expected. I was waiting for the "passing lanes" when I found myself behind a single line of 15 people. ;)
Posted Jan 28, 2010 4:47 pm

Princess ButtercupMono Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2009

Princess Buttercup

Scouting the trail and looking into the Pioneer Basin from the south. nice day but cold.
Posted Dec 1, 2009 6:23 pm

MariePFrom Mono Pass  Sucess!


Fun trip with friends and doggies
Posted Aug 11, 2009 3:57 pm

birdheadMono Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009


As others have said, the true summit is definitely hard to distinguish. When I was on the South summit I thought the North summit looked a bit higher, but when I got to the North summit the South summit looked higher! Either way, the views are pretty good for less than half a days effort.
Posted Jul 20, 2009 6:38 pm

farrisglPeak climbed on the way to 4th Recess Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2002


Pretty easy trip summit off of Mono Pass on our way to camp at gorgeous 4th recess lake. Provided a good view back at Rock Creek.
Posted Mar 8, 2009 1:03 pm

NoonduelerWest slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 1997


from Mono Pass. Sand surfed down the southeast slop in a jiffy!
Posted Nov 6, 2008 3:22 pm

PrestonRheaEast Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006


First climb up a Sierra Nevada peak ever. I've been hooked since.
Posted Sep 3, 2008 6:16 pm

Fredd C DobbsFrom Mono Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2008

Fredd C Dobbs

Outstanding view from the top- worth the mild altitude sickenss!
Posted Aug 29, 2008 1:10 am

steve_hiebertFrom Mono Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008


Fun class 2 climb from Mono Pass. We headed for the ridge as early as we could. It was my second time up the peak both via the same route. We were hoping for Abbot but ominous clouds at 7am encouraged us to switch destinations when we got to Ruby Lake.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 3:47 pm

cbuelowFrom Mono Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2008


Nice hike up to Mono Pass with a stop at Ruby Lake on the way. There was snow for a hundred yards or so below the pass, but a solo packer had gone up and his tracks showed the way. I postholed at one point and scraped my leg pretty good on a hidden boulder. Despite the blood, I was happy because I knew that could have been a lot worse. From the pass, I headed up to the nearest highpoint, but that obviously wasn't the summit. At least it got me out of that awful sand and I took my time enjoying the ridge traverse over to what finally turned out to be the real summit. Found the register wedged in the granite in, of all things, a beef jerky bag. I was the second one of the day to sign in, but also only the second one in 2008. I suspect that has more to do with the difficulty with figuring out the actual high point and then locating the register in what looks like litter... Smoky day from all the fires, but is there really a bad day in the Sierra. The 13k peaks around the Little Lakes Valley were beautiful nonetheless. Dropped down the chute directly below the summit and ended up hitting a boulder under some scree and falling on my ass and bruising my tailbone. Didn't expect to get bruised and bloodied on this one, of all peaks, but all in all it was a great day.
Posted Jun 27, 2008 9:39 pm

Brian KaletEast Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2008

Brian Kalet

Trip Report
Posted Mar 26, 2008 12:38 am

KaraMono Pass - Class 2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2007


Wonderful day trip with my 5 month-pregnant climbing partner. Super rewarding summit without too much stress. I was unsure of the actual summit, and had an enjoyable ridge traverse to the northern summit, each summit (northern and southern) looking just a tad higher than the other! Couldn't find a register, but that ridge traverse was sooooo worth the search. The fall colors in the lakes valley made the area look like a golf course!
Posted Oct 27, 2007 2:27 pm

bechttWarm-up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2007


After a 7 hour drive from Northern Cal, started hiking at 4PM. Went up via Mono Pass and down the East Face. I would never suggest the East Face as an ascent (maybe with snow) but it had some of the best scree for plunge stepping descent yet encountered.
Posted Sep 7, 2007 3:18 pm

Bob BurdFrom Mono Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Bob Burd

Took four kids up to Mono Pass - what was I thinking? Trip Report
Posted Jul 18, 2007 11:08 am

Luciano136Re: From Mono Pass


That's pretty funny (well, to read at least :)
Posted Oct 16, 2007 6:15 pm

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