Ascended from Center Basin up chute too far left of summit, and it was a terrible loose mess. Schlepping up the north face from end of chute was ok though. Descended the "correct" west chute which was quick easy work but would have hated to have crawled up that one too. Terrible terrible peak! Tagged PhD Peak on the way out.
After Center Peak earlier in the day, we descended back to Center Basin, then climbed the west face of Mt. Bradley by heading up the widest chute on the face then following it to the right below the Sierra Crest. It doesn't look like it will work from the bottom, but it becomes apparent the higher you climb.
Really enjoyed Center Basin, climbed Bradley and University the last day of a 4-day outing.
'Planned' the trip at the last minute, so didn't have any info on Bradley whatsoever. From Center Basin wasn't sure which chute was best, ended up selecting one far to the left, one chute south of the low-point with University Peak. Not bad (considering the options). The chute is a bit shorter than the one below the summit, so if the north slopes are preferred it is an ok route.
A dayhike from Onion Valley for the Sierra Challenge. It felt like crossing University Pass 3 times.
Ugh ugh -- only made up for by a nice summit area. Pictures
Nice climb (with snow). From the pictures I've seen and stories I've heard, I was really happy to ascend this route in spring when there was snow cover.
9 hours roundtrip.
After climbing Center Peak, crossed Center Basin and climbed the broad chute on the west face with Bob. Returned to University Pass on the east side of the crest climbing Peak 3962m along the way.
A short but arduous approach across University Pass and up the loose gully.
Dayhike via Pinyon Creek. This canyon seems to mostly be a big, continuous repository for sand and brush, with some talus appearing near the top for variety. Not one of the classic Sierra approaches.
Retreated back to the desert on Sun to visit Haiwee Ridge and Scattered Bone Peak, near Olancha--very short, but pretty fun.
Had mixed conditions in the gully going to the summit; some snow and lots of scree and lots of very loose rock. We had come up from our camp about 1/2 mile from Golden Bear Lake in Center Basin. After Bradley, we went and summited Center Peak.