Mount Agassiz Climber's Log

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Dave S

Dave S - Aug 27, 2007 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

West Slope  Sucess!

Solo dayhike from South Lake. Started early hoping to beat the weather that was forecast to hit by early afternoon. Some great views even with the low level clouds!


steve_hiebert - Aug 16, 2007 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

West Slope from Bishop Pass  Sucess!

Very pleasant day climb from South Lake. Great views.


Misha - Aug 9, 2007 2:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2007

2nd time  Sucess!

Scrambled up from Bishop Pass in order to investigate NW Ridge of Winchell. Didn't like what I saw which prompted to climb West Ridge of Winchell instead the following day. I am glad that I changed my mind :)

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - Aug 4, 2007 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

West Slope  Sucess!

Warmup for sierra challenge. Got a late start but made good time. I went up a more southerly chute looking for better rock. I found some slightly more interesting bits but not enough. But the petite summit and the awesome views made it worth all the talus hopping!


soslaw - Jul 25, 2007 11:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2007

Southwest slope  Sucess!

Summited with Jim. Spectacular summit views. Dry year for the Sierra.

Jim Carr - Jul 17, 2007 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Bishop Pass  Sucess!

Via talus on the west slope from the pass. Descent via large chute on soutwest.


Jonodo - Jul 4, 2007 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Bishop Pass  Sucess!

Climbed with EJ from Bishop Pass. Going directly from sea level to camping at 11,200 (Bishop Lake) feet just about killed me! I was ok on the asecnt of the peak though. Very fun day, if a little hot. The views of the Palasades are fantastic. The mosquitos at the lower elevation were horrible.


dpatmalloy - Jun 10, 2007 8:19 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2007

from Bishop Pass  Sucess!

some rotten snow to cross to get to Bishop Pass, then fun talus and ledge scrambling up to the peak. There were three of us people and one dog; the humans stayed away from the snow, the dog jumped right into it. We ascended to the right of the "standard" chute, which made for a more pleasant way up - we came down following the use trail and cairns. A great early season shape up hike.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Apr 28, 2007 12:07 am Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2007

From Bishop Pass in Spring  Sucess!

Skied in to Bishop Pass, then chucked the skis for light hiking boots and walked the rest of the way. I seriously considered hauling the skis up another 1,200 feet so I could ski the north chute down, but in the end was too lazy. The snow sucked. It was a warm day, no wind--it felt like summer. The snow was bottomless in places. Some times it was unavoidable, and progress would become painfully slow. On the way down I descended the north chute and got a nasty surprise. The top is about 40 degrees, and it turned out that there was a layer of very hard ice underneath the soggy leavings of the storm earlier in the week. Kind of scary. In my infinite wisdom I had left the crampons at the pass, thinking that my only problem would be postholing! Some very careful downclimbing, and two uncontrolled sliding sessions ensued. Finally made it back to the pass, but due to my late start I only caught the top run from the pass wihle it was still in the sun. The rest was evil breakable crust. But, I made the summit, and that was spectacular. Overall good day despite teh sketchy ice and crusty slopes on the way down.

David Senesac

David Senesac - Feb 15, 2007 6:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 1981

north chutes  Sucess!

From the pass up the talus slog.
Some others were already there.


trailhuggersarah - Jan 9, 2007 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

Route Climbed: From Bishop Pass Date Climbed: 8-25-06  Sucess!

Talus slog, but the views made it worth it!

mlarkin2002 - Oct 10, 2006 1:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2004

Dayhike from Bishop Pass  Sucess!

Talus scramble from Bishop Pass. Great views of the Palisade Group. Previous group up the same route brought a large dog with them that had as much fun scrambling as we did.

Mark N

Mark N - Sep 16, 2006 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

Day hike from South Lake  Sucess!

Great view of Palisades.


jensenl - Sep 5, 2006 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Bishop Pass  Sucess!

It's a long slog but the view is worth it. Climbed with my girlfriend in 12hrs roundtrip (we are obviously not hardcore mountain climbers). Coming from San Diego the day before, the altitude gain was quite rough. Photos and Trip Report


bechtt - Sep 5, 2006 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2006

Bishop Pass  Sucess!

Climbed with Ryan. Great view south -- Middle Pal, which we climbed the day after, is just peeking through between Mt Sill and North Pal. Pictures


derbilly - Aug 17, 2006 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006

West Slope  Sucess!

4th day of the Sierra Challenge. I was looking for an easier day than the challenge peak. It was a bit of a talus slog from the pass, but had great views.


PellucidWombat - Jul 19, 2006 12:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

New Route Climbed: Rolling Stones, 5.8+ III  Sucess!

Vlad and I had come to the Palisades last weekend to do a traverse from Thunderbolt Peak via the North Couloir to Mt Sill. As we had made our approach to camp the day prior extra fast, we decided to quickly climb Agassiz via the NE Face (II, 5.2).

Long story short, we got off route, climbed really dangerous loose rock (I dislodged a desk-sized one by hand-jamming it) and ended up on the summit at midnight, with recently refrozen snow making our descent to the east notch difficult without crampons. After a night of downclimbing around the snow and cliffs, we made it back to camp at 6am. All in all, we had been on the move for 20 hrs since leaving the trailhead!

The route had some stout 5.8 cracks, one overhanging, one offwidth, and one requiring a strong layback.

Ranboze - Jul 16, 2006 3:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

Route: West slope  Sucess!

Class 2 route still snowfilled, so climbed the rocks to the right of it for a mostly class 3 ascent. It was a long 12 1/2 day from the trailhead at South Lake.


renaistre - Jun 19, 2006 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006

West Slope  Sucess!

Climbed the leftmost chute with three others, mostly in snow. Pass was still completely buried. Conditions were excellent, weather was perfect. Wished we had crampons with us though. Had the mountain - and the whole Bishop Lake area - to ourselves.


BCL - Feb 23, 2006 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2005

West Slope  Sucess!

From Bishop Pass. Awesome views the whole way up.

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