Mount Agassiz Climber's Log

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kleberr - Jun 16, 2022 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2020

Bonus on the way out  Sucess!

Bonus peak on the way out after 5 days in the backcountry. In fact one of the better cl 2 scrambles and great views from the summit. The register was an epic mess

Julian Bennett - Dec 29, 2020 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2020

14'er #3  Sucess!

Did this just after a storm in November and for some reason thought it would be a good idea to bring crampons and leave the snowshoes in the car. Turned into miles of post holing in ankle and knee deep powder in trail running shoes and climbing pants. Also over estimated the cold and hauled too many layers up that never made it out of the bottom of my bag, same with my boots and crampons. Got onto the climb and the rock was super loose and capped with snow which made for some pretty nerve racking moments up high, especially on the down climb. The summit view was unbeatable though and gave a great view of the palisade traverse as well.

hikeon - Aug 13, 2020 8:44 pm

Re: Mt. Mirage

Was it easy to keep it all class 2? Did you bring a helmet?


hightinerary - Aug 10, 2020 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2020

Mt. Mirage  Sucess!

I climbed from Bishop Pass. After so many false summits, I didn't believe it when I saw the true one.


iamrougeux - Jul 22, 2020 9:21 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2020

Perfect Day Out  Sucess!

Started at South Lake, about 5hrs to summit, perfect weather. roughly 4hrs to descend back to the car. Saw 2 Pika on the way down!


Travissmith2251 - Aug 23, 2019 10:06 pm

Summit  Sucess!

Great view of the Palisades

Ben FR - Aug 10, 2018 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2018

Agassiz via righthand chute  Sucess!

Nice class 2 scramble up the second to the right chute. Mostly class 2 with ability to spice up with some class 3. The final move to the headwall is class 3.

Alex.k - Jun 23, 2018 10:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2018

West Slope  Sucess!

West slope with Adam


sierramtngoat - Jun 8, 2018 4:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

West Slope from Bishop Pass  Sucess!

Climbed with Dan Tupper as a warm-up for our Thunderbolt attempt. Nice view of the Palisades crest from the summit.


jdmorehouse - Jul 27, 2016 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2016

Hordes  Sucess!

...of people. I was expecting hordes of mosquitoes from the many lakes along the way from South Lake, but instead there were hordes of people. A party of four was on the mountain ahead of me (only two of whom summitted), then as I was descending, another party of three popped over the ridge. And this was on a weekday!


Romain - Jul 15, 2016 1:52 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2012

NW Slopes  Sucess!

From South Lake. Bit of a slog but the views from the top are outstanding. Trip report


SchwartzOn - Jul 15, 2016 1:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

an afterthought heading into Evolution Valley  Sucess!

This was on the way and looked just my size. Just 1000 feet above Bishop Pass, nice 2nd class rock with some 3rd class if you want it. Nice views of Thunderbolt and the Palisades.


Malesore - Jan 28, 2016 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2015

Posthole blues at 13,500'


Fairweather - Oct 23, 2015 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1986

From Bishop Pass  Sucess!

Wonderful day with Suzi.
Fun route.


CameronGround - Oct 7, 2015 3:50 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2015

From Lake 11388  Sucess!

Up a class 3 chute and sometimes harder rib on the SW side from lake 11388, then along the S summit ridge to the top. Liked the edge on view of the sheer west side of Winchell, Thunderbolt, and N Pal from part way up on the rib. Snowstorm the next day dropped a foot plus of snow on Bishop Pass.


austinorville1 - Aug 18, 2015 1:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2015

agassiz from camp by lake 11393  Sucess!

great day almost no wind up top. first time seeing the palisades for my friend nick and I. caught wild rainbow after we got back from the wild scree fest. broke nicks bubbler up top on accident, good thing we had a joint! hahahahaha awesome four days spent in the bishop pass area.


StartingOver - Aug 3, 2015 12:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2015

Novice comes up just short on West Slope

I came up just short on the West Slope -- about 250 feet below the summit according to the cheap GPS app on my iPhone. I may have been able to make it, but it was already 2:30 pm when I decided to turn around, and at my pace it would have taken me at least an hour just to go those 250 feet. I was also having signs of altitude sickness (thanks to following some excellent advice from Diesel, I didn't have any altitude issues until getting close to 13,000 feet). So, sadly, I think I made the right call.

I don't recommend this peak for novices, as it the scrambling is quite long, and there are route finding issues (I kept running into class 3 and even class 4 sections on the way up, that a more experienced climber probably could have avoided). The hike was just too difficult for me. Nevertheless the day was beautiful and the experience was good for me. I will probably stick to true walk ups for the near future, and not attempt any long scrambles without guides or someone with more experience accompanying me).

Nevertheless, I did achieve a lot of personal firsts on this climb, including:
-- first hike into the High Sierra
-- first attempted climb in the High Sierra
-- first time over 13,500 feet


gregorpatsch - Jul 28, 2015 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2015

West Slope  Sucess!

Classic Sierra campsite at Saddlerock Lake. Headed up what was probably the standard chute - mostly all class 2. Almost bailed because of the loose rock, but it firmed up about halfway up. Hug the edges of the chute and you'll find some small stretches of solid rock. Great weather, amazing views.


CWessels - Jul 18, 2015 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2015

West Slope  Sucess!

Picked a class 3 chute that had some genuine steepness near the top. This was otherwise not the most stimulating hike.


Diesel - Jul 12, 2015 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2015

Mount Agassiz day hike  Sucess!

Solo hike from South Lake. I started at 5:00AM. Got to the summit at 10:10AM. Back to car at 2:20PM. The mostly cloudy day made for a enjoyable hike. A few snow flakes hit me on the summit. Makes for a smile to see snow at the end of June. The view from the top was impressive. Actually, so impressive that made me decide to abandon my attempt of hiking Mt Sill a few days later. Luckily for me, that "decision" lasted only a few hours.

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