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jdmorehouseNorth Face Up, Uni Pass Down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2015


Up the North Face, down University Pass. Danger from loose rock and random rock fall on the ascent.
Posted Sep 27, 2015 11:14 pm

theflyingmountaineerNorth Face failure
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2014


Attempted a dayhike and arrived at the foresummit around 3:30pm. My partner was knackered so we turned around and got back to the car around 10pm.
Posted Sep 11, 2015 1:37 pm

MaverickMerkvia North face/rib  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2015


Stayed on the rib all the way to the summit ridge. Made a mistake and traversed to the south instead of climbing directly up and towards the peak on the ridge. Found some unnecessary exposure to the south of the ridge... best to just stick to the top of the ridge, varying your route to the north of the ridge when necessary. Beautiful view from the top... perfect day. Found some decent screeing on the way down sticking well left of the rib.
Posted Aug 9, 2015 3:44 pm

SkyPilot84North Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014


I dayhiked up the north face from Onion Valley. The lower part of the north face was not much fun, but it got better as I got higher. There were cairns everywhere along the summit ridge, and I confusedly climbed the wrong summit block at first but eventually found my way.
Posted Sep 7, 2014 1:55 am

labglovesDay 7, 2014 SC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2014


I climbed the wrong chute going toward university pass and ended up quite close to university peak. On a whim, I decided to hike to Bago, then out by the trail to OV.
Posted Aug 25, 2014 8:23 pm

farristjuniversity peak day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007


very steep climb. very rocky. brought ice cream to the lake nice treat.
Posted Aug 11, 2014 7:25 pm

SeanReedyup University Pass to Summit with return via Center Basin, JMT, & Kearsarge Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014


Long dayhike from Onion Valley. Started late from O.V. due to thunderstorms. Started up to Robinson Lake, but stopped for nearly an hour in the forest to wait out additional hail, rain, and lightning. Scrambled up University Pass, got snowed and hailed on some more, then summitted mostly in nice sun. Headed down to unnamed lake in Center Basin, cleaned up while enjoying views, then headed down to the JMT where I finally encountered other people. The stretch along Bubbs Creek, Vidette, and up to Bullfrog Lake was scenic for ordinary trail walking. Headed out from Kearsarge Pass to Onion Valley under starlight.
Posted Jul 25, 2014 5:38 pm

Vic HansonGreat challenge!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

Vic Hanson

I had a challenging and thrilling time on Saturday climbing 13,589' University Peak. I thought it was supposed to be a class 2 walk up but after lots of class 3 scrambling, crossing some snow fields using flat stones in my hands for 'ice axes', and generally following what looked like a commonly used route, I came to a section that looked like it might be too risky and almost turned around, but decided to take my pack off and try to scout out a safe route. After a few tries, I found one with an easy class 4 move so went back and got my pack. However, the next higher level still wasn't the summit as I hoped, for another 4 or 5 times. Finally I reached a point where I couldn't continue, and had to give up. I turned around to see if I could go back down some and get around another way, and there was the true summit, back the other way! I reached the top at 6 pm, and was down to a beautiful campsite by a nice stream, along side of the PCT on the other side of the mountain by about 7:30.
Posted Jul 22, 2014 2:11 am

irrationalistCLMRG Mountaineering 101  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013


Did this using University Pass as part of the Overnight trip required for the trip. Much like our failed attempt at Independence Peak the night prior, the day was filled with thunderstorms and rain.
Posted Jan 31, 2014 11:22 am

LucWow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013


ok, was at sea level 30 hours ago, ouch
Descent down the garbage chute was fun (NOT!)
Posted Aug 23, 2013 12:19 pm

orbitorVia University Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


This route is total garbage and is not recommended under any circumstances. Steep trail to Robinson Lake, then lots of boulder-hopping, some pretty steep, to bottom of pass. Pass is a miserable, super loose scramble up a very steep slope, where anything can become a projectile. After finally overcoming this crap, sandy slog all the way to summit when using the south slopes. Demoralizing is an understatement. Views from summit are as great as advertised. Return via same route is a nightmare. Descending the pass can only be done by riding large piles of unstable rock, most of them out of control. Never again.
Posted Aug 20, 2013 6:54 pm

hgrapidGroup of 10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013


My group struggled a bit, while I moved swiftly up the North Rib. The North Rib isn't that bad, but some tough spots, including getting to the actual summit. We went down via the shortcut route on the southeast side. That moraine slope is really difficult and long. Found the route to be about 10 miles.
Posted Aug 18, 2013 1:42 am

DonnoNW Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1996


Scrambled up w/ Rahil. Approached w/ Doug, Peter & Laura
Posted Aug 12, 2013 9:37 am

AceSierraNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013


North Face route. I think we were in the chute too long, way too loose for my liking on the ascent, though not loose enough to boot ski on the descent. Close to the top was much more fun climbing. The view made it all worth it!
Posted Aug 8, 2013 10:32 am

MoapaPkFinally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2013


No 90 mph winds this time.
Posted Aug 2, 2013 9:34 pm

slagerjonNorth Face via Robinson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013


Fun dayhike, pelted with hail at summit, quick descent. All-in-all good trip with good people.
Posted Jul 29, 2013 3:35 pm

Bill562North couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2013


From camp above Robinson Lake with a great group of friends. Winter conditions.
Posted Mar 26, 2013 1:30 am

FairweatherEast Side with Mark  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 1988


Early season with plenty of snow. Breakable crust made for an exhausting day. Beautiful Peak!
Posted Nov 17, 2012 12:23 am

TheNobleSunfishN Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012


Nice scramble up, annoying talus coming back down via the pass.
Posted Oct 1, 2012 1:38 pm

Bob SihlerPart of a long day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012

Bob Sihler

After climbing a couple of the Kearsarge Pinnacles, I went up Kearsarge Basin and gained the ridge. From there, I went to University, sticking as close to the ridge as possible even though I could see the easy Class 2 slog below. Instead, I got lots of Class 3-5 climbing, sometimes with serious exposure, en route to the summit block.
Posted Jul 22, 2012 11:28 pm

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