Gendarme Peak Climber's Log

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CWessels - Jul 18, 2015 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2015

From Robinson  Sucess!

This is a great scramble up from the Jigsaw Pass area. So many possible routes on good rock, and an easy descent on sandy stuff.


oliverkalt - Jul 1, 2011 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011

Instead of Picture Puzzle  Sucess!

Wanted to climb Picture Puzzle but the south facing snow slopes turned into a gloppy mess. Beautiful Peak and views. Descend to the southern valley and Lake Five.


dshoshone - Aug 28, 2009 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2009

From Jigsaw  Sucess!

Easy climb..did Aperture first


seano - Aug 19, 2009 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

from Picture Puzzle  Sucess!

Unnervingly loose passing the first and second notches to the east off of Picture Puzzle, and a straightforward boulder hop after that. I missed the register going out and ended up climbing the 1st and 3rd gendarmes, the latter requiring an airy little move.


goofball - Aug 12, 2009 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

From Seventh Lake - NF Big Pine  Sucess!

lots of boulder hopping and sun cupped snow fields to navigate up from 7th lake. a short section of class 3 or 4 (?) scrambling to ascend to gendarmes ridge, then more boulder hopping down to 5th lake past the scary smiley face. fun and tiring day having started at 3rd lake.


bricewilson - Oct 24, 2007 10:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

2007 Sierra Challenge via Jigsaw  Sucess!

Up and down one incorrect pass, then up another incorrect pass to Gendarme. Will the real Jigsaw Pass please stand up? Hit the real pass on the way down. See the map I posted for correct location.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Sep 19, 2007 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

From Jigsaw Pass  Sucess!

Thanks to the photos Mike L. posted here, I had no problem finding the pass. Climbed up on fairly solid class 3 rock. From the pass it was mostly a talus slog to the top. The best climbing of the day I found on Aperture Peak (solid class 3/4 via NW chute). Tagged Chocolate Peak on the way back as well.


Zinge - Sep 11, 2007 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

Via Jigsaw  Sucess!

2007 sierra challenge, fun day.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 11, 2007 11:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

2007 Sierra Challenge  Sucess!

Day 5 was an easier outing. With Ryan Spaulding, tagged Picture Puzzle, Gendarme, and Aperture Peak. We descended from Jigsaw Pass at the correct location, only to take the more difficult chute because we didn't know better. Not the most obvious pass in the Sierra. Trip Report


bechtt - Sep 7, 2007 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

From Picture Puzzle  Sucess!

Third peak of four today that included Chocolate, Picture Puzzle, Gendarme (+ 3 of 4 gendarmes), and Aperture. Descend via Jigsaw Pass. Climbed to Gendarme #4 to look at route to Two Eagle Peak -- decided traverse would take too long (lot's of class 3 bypassing of class 4/5 climbs). Climbed to just below #3 and decide cl. 4/5 exposed routes not worth the risks. #1 & 2 were easy.


derbilly - Aug 21, 2007 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2007

Jigsaw Pass  Sucess!

Jigsaw pass isn't too bad if you know a) where it is and b) how to navigate it. Going up I found rather enjoyable high cl3 scambling. Going down was a little sketchy in spots, but I think I was a little too far to the right.

mlarkin2002 - Oct 20, 2006 12:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006

Jigsaw Pass  Sucess!

from Bishop Pass Trail - Ascended an incorrect "jigsaw pass", but was able to successfully find the right one on the way down. Great views of the Palisades to the south.

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