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DebWest Chute or Something Like That  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011


2 hrs sleep, 13K' elevation gain in a day....made for a "not-so-fun" ascent until the last headwall next to the "sitting man." Great views from summit; hated the descent.
Posted Aug 18, 2011 2:32 pm

Dave DalyWest Chute Adventure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

Dave Daly

Partnered with B-Nick and Deb for some peakbagging on Picture Puzzle and Agassiz. Located a chute on the most center section of the west face to be somewhat pleasurable. The entry into the chute is fun 3rd/4th. After 150', the fun ends. And as Blair mentioned, the middle section is a loose scree/talus slog. If one followed the main chute as it closes in with the summit, it would be more of that thankless slogging. But we found a spot, before the chute bends right then back left behind the last turret/buttress, where a large wall that faces true west, to raise the fun-factor. Stellar "Norman Clyde 4th Class" climbing...solid to its appex (approx 160'). As we climbed, we aimed toward a "right pointing gendarme" and a gendarme on the right skyline. On the other side of this wall is a somewhat loose 3rd class downclimb to a notch and over to the summmit slope (3rd class). We descended in the main chute after downclimbing from the summit. 2 1/2 stars out of 5. Had there been more of that amazing 4th class, this would have easily been a 4 star route!
Posted Aug 15, 2011 4:47 pm

BlairWest Chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011


Climbed this w Deb and Dave, found it similar in spots to cloudrippers w chute we did last year. There was a big section in the middle that was crap class 2 but mostly class 3-4 on decent rock, with some 5th class here and there, more up high on a headwall under the summit. 2 or 3 stars
Posted Aug 14, 2011 11:42 pm

dshoshoneN. Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2011


Nice climb, especially the last 100 ft. approaching the summit
Posted Aug 2, 2011 12:26 pm

seanoNorth slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009


From Ruwau lake. A boulder slog until you reach the ridge, but nice views and interesting gendarmes once you get there.
Posted Aug 19, 2009 7:41 pm

NoonduelerNorth slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007


from Rawau Lake. Descended the west chute, not recomended. Took 3 hours with lotsa loose rock and a 500 ft scree field at the bottom, argh!
Posted Nov 6, 2008 2:09 pm

bechttSierra Challenge Day 5 +30 days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2007


Second peak of four today that included Chocolate, Picture Puzzle, Gendarme (+ 3 of 4 gendarmes), and Aperture. Descended via Jigsaw Pass.
Posted Sep 21, 2007 5:51 pm

cp0915up - North Slope; down - West Face Chute


With Rick Kent in June 07. Easy scrambling up the north slope. Fun scrambling as you near the top. Found a register near a notch by the northernmost pinnacles. From there, traversed east around the false summit pinnacles and south to the notch north of the summit. Then scrambled easily to the top.

Rick continued south from there, but I had to get back to Bishop. I dropped back down to the notch north of the summit, then headed down and west. Class 2-3 scrambling down the west face chute took me all the way to easy ground a couple hundred yards from the Bishop Pass Trail.
Posted Sep 20, 2007 10:06 am

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