Center Peak Climber's Log

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docrst - Feb 1, 2018 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2017

Center Peak via Southeast scramble  Sucess!

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.


mengbo - Sep 26, 2017 7:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2017

backpacking trip  Sucess!

group of 3.


cab - Aug 17, 2015 11:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2015

From University Pass  Sucess!

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.


mrchad9 - Jul 22, 2013 6:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

Southwest Face  Sucess!

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!


Romain - Jun 16, 2013 1:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2013

East face  Sucess!

This route is short and easy.


Daria - Aug 16, 2010 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

From University  Sucess!

Day hike from University-tedious, but nice area. We had so much fun hiking back up over University pass!!!!


bechtt - Jul 7, 2009 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

East face  Sucess!

Climbers right on the ascent; sandy face on the return. Pictures


seano - Jun 15, 2009 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

East face  Sucess!

A straightforward slog, not too loose. From Onion Valley via University Peak.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 22, 2007 1:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Day 8 - 2007 Sierra Challenge  Sucess!

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


chudder - Aug 27, 2007 1:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

East Face  Sucess!

Up the ridge on climber's right, down the scree on the face.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Aug 15, 2007 11:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

Alternate North Face  Sucess!

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.

The Goat

The Goat - Dec 25, 2006 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2004

East Face  Sucess!

I enjoyed the climb from Golden Bear Lake. Impressive summit views.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Mar 7, 2006 2:07 am

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: July 22, 2002  Sucess!

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.


BCL - Feb 23, 2006 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2004

East Face  Sucess!

From Golden Bear Lake. After bad weather the two days prior we got a great day of sunshine. Enjoyable views from the top.

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