Mount Agassiz Climber's Log

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AceSierra - Aug 8, 2013 11:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

One of my favorites  Sucess!

For a non-technical climber, this is one of my favorite peaks, at least for the views. Climbed the west slope, very enjoyable solid talus from about 1/3 the way up. Way better than the stuff on the University Peak north face route. Jaw dropping views of the Palisades. Peaks go on forever in every direction.


SkydiveKen - Jul 10, 2013 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2013

West slope  Sucess!

Did this as a bit of a trail run from south lake. Went up the 2nd chute from the right as far as I was comfortable and then crossed over into the 1st chute from the right. Stayed class 2 all the way to the summit. Came down following the cairns and foot prints and had some class 3 down climbing below where I crossed on the way up. Beautiful day and wonderful views at the top. Car to car in about 7 hours. Not a record but good for this old man.

The summit log could use another large ziplock bag.


Daria - Jun 19, 2013 1:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013

dayhike bliss  Sucess!

Great dayhike starting at 2pm at South Lake TH, fun scramble and really nice views of the southern end of the sierra on the summit. 8 hours roundtrip=good workout.


mengbo - May 19, 2013 3:44 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2013

From south lake  Sucess!

day hike from south lake via bishop pass. still lots of snow on the slope.
the summit register box is missing the lid. i put an extra plastic bag cover it.


orbitor - Oct 29, 2012 1:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

From Bishop Pass  Sucess!

Weekend overnight backpack to Dusy Basin, climbed Agassiz since it's right off Bishop Pass. Chased down the slope by incoming storm, but luckily no lightning. Stupendous views of the Palisades from the summit.


cafzal - Sep 23, 2012 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

Learning experience  Sucess!

This was the first peak in the Sierra I climbed, and the first peak I've climbed requiring route finding or scrambling. Not sure which route I took, definitely reached some sketchy areas and down climbed a few times, circumnavigating to the north and climbing up again. Great views at the top! Definitely learned some good lessons about route-finding. Took a more or less class 3 route up, mainly some class 2 near the base, and glissaded down part way sans ice axe.


SurfinPeakScience - Aug 16, 2012 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Following Norman Clyde  Sucess!

Magnificent views into the Palisades!


cab - Aug 13, 2012 10:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

West Slope  Sucess!

Dayhike up to Bishop Pass and then up the West Slope to the summit. Staying on the ridge to the right of the main chute offered some more solid climbing and easy, fun Class 3. Climbed Mt. Goode afterwards.


colinr - Jul 2, 2012 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2012

from South Lake

I suspect I will be back soon to tag the summit. I was in the area unexpectedly after some vehicle repairs were needed in Bishop and ventured over Bishop Pass from South Lake without doing any homework for peakbagging. After skirting around the west and south slopes and scrambling almost all the way up the coluoir between Winchell and Agassiz, the dogs and I were no longer eager to scramble up the west slopes on the way out. The views were great regardless. Snow is almost gone...looks like late August pics I see from others.


mrchad9 - Jun 21, 2012 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2012

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Kindof stuck to the ridge from Bishop Pass, made for some nice easy class 3 moves- and really enjoyed the view from up top. Had been missing this peak for a long time.


lizklevy - Mar 31, 2012 2:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

From Bishop Lake  Sucess!

Great day! Great summit!


MCGusto - Oct 28, 2011 12:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005

Intro to the Sierra!  Sucess!

My first big sierra peak. Remember the view from the top like it was yesterday.

PWeverka - Sep 13, 2011 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2011

Nice climb  Sucess!

Nice climb with a friend and our two teenage boys. Started from our camp at Saddlerock Lake at 8:45 and hit Bishop pass about an hour later. We spent about 30 minutes trying to decide which chute to take, and finally took the normal chute and summitted at 12:15. Storms were coming in so we descended a few hundred feet for lunch, but were back to camp at about 3:00, just as the rain started.
We saw two other climbers descending as we were ascending. They had started from South Lake at 6:30 a.m. and spent about an hour at the top of Agassiz.


MoapaPk - Aug 21, 2011 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2011

ankle redemption  Sucess!

Three days before I thought my foot would be in cast for a month. Pro tip: Don't take vertigo-inducing medication before a trip to the Sierra.

I went right (S) of the normal chute for ascent; it went all the way to 13200', modest class 3. To me it was greatly preferable to balancing on boulders at a time when I had little balance.


Deb - Aug 18, 2011 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Another West Slope/Chute  Sucess!

Feeling under the weather with perfect weather. Long drawn out climb for me, didn't enjoy much of it but the views from summit were worth a few extra minutes. Puked at the base on descent under the watchful eye of a marmot. :P


myles - Aug 18, 2011 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

West Slope  Sucess!

View made the talus fest worthwhile.


bc44caesar - Aug 17, 2011 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2011

West Slopes  Sucess!

Great views at the top, nice hike to Bishop Pass. Be sure to go up the right gully, I went up the wrong one and it was very loose and unpleasant. Even up the right gully it's a slog. 3:15 car to summit.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Aug 15, 2011 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011

From The West.....Snoore!  Sucess!

Box is checked. Great views. Nuff said.


Blair - Aug 14, 2011 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Yeah its a Slog  Sucess!

From Bishop pass w Deb and Dave. Got on some ridge w black stone that made it more fun for some of the way up. REALLY NICE SUMMIT VIEW, however, making the slog up worth it


GigaMike - Feb 7, 2011 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

West chutes  Sucess!

Great views of the Palisades.

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