Great scramble up from Center Basin while trying to beat the approaching rain. Awesome panorama from the summit. Detoured to the upper lakes and tarns on the way back.
group of 3.
Climbed the right side of the east face which was fairly solid. There is a good sandy descent route down the middle of the east face.
Took the unusual step of going the southwest face instead of from the east (especially given I was camped in Center Basin), but this was a stopover after visiting Junction from Forester Pass earlier in the day. Route went easy class two but slightly steeper than from the east.
I hadn't researched it at all and was shocked to find a class four summit block on top! Nervous at first as when I walked around it things didn't look too easy. I was afraid I'd be turned back by my first summitblock! A bit more poking around and as it turns out there is a pair of super convenient footholds on the northeast side that made hoisting myself up a simple matter. Fun finish to the climb!
This route is short and easy.
Day hike from University-tedious, but nice area. We had so much fun hiking back up over University pass!!!!
Climbers right on the ascent; sandy face on the return. Pictures
A straightforward slog, not too loose. From Onion Valley via University Peak.
I was disappointed in the climbing on the North Face. A loose, crappy chute without much solid rock. Combined this with Bradley for a moderate day. Trip Report
Up the ridge on climber's right, down the scree on the face.
Climbed as part of Day 8 of the 2007 Sierra Challenge. Over University Pass, and down to Center Basin. Admittedly, having studied the features on the North Face well from the Pass, I didn't bother to pull out the route description. I ended up climbing the largest chute on the North Face with a headwall at the top of the talus fan (Bob took the chute described by Secor further right). Much of the climbing was loose class 2/3, with one steep, exposed, and fractured class 4 section to overcome the headwall. The summit block was lots of fun, but hardly class 4 - no exposure at all! Car to car time: 9 hours.
I enjoyed the climb from Golden Bear Lake. Impressive summit views.
Climbed this nice peak after having done Mt. Bradley. The 4th Class summit block on Center is fun. The distances to Bradley and Center from the basin (Golden Bear Lake area) are relatively short. However, the trip into Center Basin from Onion Valley Trailhead over University Pass is tough.
From Golden Bear Lake. After bad weather the two days prior we got a great day of sunshine. Enjoyable views from the top.