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LincolnBEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2015


I left the Colby Pass trail too far to the west and was stymied by brushy cliffs. I recommended staying on the trail until around the 9,500' level, then ascending the north face of the east ridge. This is hard class 2 – tediously steep all the way to the ridge-top – but I didn't see an obvious alternative for getting onto the east ridge.
The register is on top of the big block at the center of the summit ridge.
Update 8/24/15: Someone told me they found the remnants of an old trail, with stonework, leading from Kern-Kaweah to the the lake on the south side of the ridge, making for an easy ascent to the ridge. I wish I'd hit that one.
Posted Aug 15, 2015 11:38 pm

SkyPilot84Overnight from Mineral King  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014


We chose the Glacier --> H.A.K.P. Pass --> Pants Pass approach from Mineral King and camped at the largest lake in the basin between Pants Pass and the peak. The next morning we got up early and summited by scrambling up a class 3 face to the west of the peak then walking east along the ridgeline to the summit. We descended the loose bowl near the north ridge that Bob Burd describes in his trip report above. The hike out was long, and someone stole the energy drink I had stashed in the Little Five Lakes bear box.

Thanks to Bob for the thorough trip report. It was a valuable tool during our last-minute planning.
Posted Sep 15, 2014 11:32 am

mhengst3 Day From Shepherd Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012


Quick three day in from Shepherd Pass camping at Junction Meadow. Ended up being about 65 ish miles but good easy trail.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 1:23 pm

wmollandFrom Pants Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2010


Over Pants Pass from 9 Lakes Basin and up the North Ridge. A fun short climb and a long approach from just about anywhere. Not many people visit this peak.
Posted Sep 19, 2010 12:13 pm

Bob BurdFrom Mineral King  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

Bob Burd

The longest SPS peak to dayhike - a toughie! With Rick Kent. Trip Report
Posted Aug 29, 2010 3:22 pm

bechttWest ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010


from Kaweah Queen returning to 9 Lakes Basin via Pants Pass
Posted Aug 28, 2010 2:47 pm

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