Mount Rixford Climber's Log

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mengbo - May 16, 2016 1:42 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2016

south slope  Sucess!

first day of backpacking trip after setting up the tent.


jdmorehouse - Jun 19, 2015 2:46 pm

Re: from ridge to SSW

That's exactly how I did it, HWS. The ridge was surely far superior than coming up the steep, sandy slopes I know others have taken.


jdmorehouse - Jun 19, 2015 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2015

Day Hike from Onion Valley  Sucess!

After days of rain, the temperatures turned warm with a vengeance. I took the south south west ridge right to the base of the peak, then headed somewhat left up some easy class 3 rock. I found an easier way off it coming down. Almost uncomfortably warm at 12,890'. The hike back up to Kearsarge Pass was a big ugh, ugh, ugh. Still better than being down in the valley, where it was nearing 100 degrees. Beautiful views from up there and worth the longish hike.


Deb - May 18, 2014 10:11 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2014

Wind Blown!  Sucess!

Ascended south ridge to avoid climbing under cornices. So damn windy on ridge and western side, found refuge in Class 3 chutes and skipping over ridge to climb snow for a bit. A lot more fun than I expected. Descended SE slope by boot glissading down to trail.


MoapaPk - Aug 17, 2013 7:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

from ridge to SSW  Sucess!

The ridge from the SSW is a bit more scrambly, and definitely more solid than the typical slog. The last summit "block" is definitely NOT class 1; as you approach the last summit pinnacle, either cross to the R for a class 2 on very crappy rock, or go around L for either a quick class 3 to the ridge, or class 2+ (a bit farther on), with a backtrack SE up a ramp to the ridge.


soslaw - Oct 20, 2012 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012

Traverse from Gould  Sucess!

Nice views otherwise pretty boring. Good to tick this off the SPS list.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Aug 8, 2011 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2004

From Gould  Sucess!

Day 8 of the Sierra Challenge, a bonus peak along with Gould after ascending Dragon Peak. Trip Report


thexcat - Jul 29, 2011 1:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

South Slope  Sucess!

From Onion Valley, with Tang. Dayhiked Rixford's south slope before traversing to Mt Gould


birdhead - Jul 28, 2011 2:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2009

South Slope  Sucess!

Day hike from my base camp at Lake Catherine. Great views from the summit!


cab - Jul 27, 2011 10:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

South Slope  Sucess!

Side trip on the way to climbing Mt. Bago. Dayhike from Onion Valley.


mrchad9 - Jul 27, 2011 1:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

East Ridge  Sucess!

Over from Gould with a full pack, the beginning of an excellent 4 day trip from Kearsarge Pass. Center Basin was my favorite of the trip.

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