Mount Agassiz Climber's Log

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colinr

colinr - Jul 25, 2014 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2014

from South Lake   Sucess!

Quickly crested the Bishop Pass area, headed south, passing the standard west slope talus scramble by a bit to the last (southernmost and largest) tarn near the official pass. Headed upslope from the tarn. Faced the center (maybe slightly right of center) of the west face and went up a large chute heading almost due east. The chute consisted of mostly solid class 2 rock (there were some loose rocks sitting around in spots that I avoided knocking down the chute) until a short class 3 section near the top and then crested the south ridge between the summit and the southern crag. Now with views of the east side of the Palisades dominant, I quickly traversed over to a saddle that joins the Agassiz Col route (Sam Mack/Big Pine approach) to the normal west slope summit route, listening to constant, disatant rockfall. After enjoying summit views, I went down on or near the standard west slope route on long, tedious, but fairly stable, class 2 talus.

xharv

xharv - Jul 25, 2014 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2014

From Bishop Pass  Sucess!

Standard chute. Three hours up, from the sign at the Pass, two hours back to the Pass. Ammo box has no lid, and the register is totally soaked and unusable; both need replacement.

braindancer

braindancer - Jul 7, 2014 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

Nice hike  Sucess!

Great hike for a beginner with little to no experience. Fairly easy scramble up stable talus field.

Hohniker

Hohniker - Sep 25, 2013 6:36 pm

West Face from Bishop Pass  Sucess!

More fun if you stay to the side of the chutes, where the class 3 talus is more firm. Amazing view of the Palisades.

Donno

Donno - Sep 24, 2013 12:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

West Face  Sucess!

Up the right chute with Rahil, Peter & Reza. 7hrs r/t from Bishop Lake bivy. High winds & 4" of fresh snow made for a scary night. Spectacular clear morning.

SkyPilot84

SkyPilot84 - Sep 3, 2013 2:39 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

from Bishop Pass  Sucess!

We hiked up from our camp at Saddlerock Lake. Great views at the top.

LincolnB

LincolnB - Aug 24, 2013 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013

From South Lake  Sucess!

With nephew Rand. 2,000' of steep talus was a bear, coming and going. At least it was stable, mostly.

westhegimp

westhegimp - Aug 11, 2013 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

From South Lake parking.  Sucess!

Pretty views from the top. With Mike Mellin.

AceSierra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Following Norman Clyde  Sucess!

Magnificent views into the Palisades!

cab

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

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

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

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

From Bishop Lake  Sucess!

Great day! Great summit!

MCGusto

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.

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