Mount Rixford Climber's Log

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Romain

Romain - Jun 13, 2018 10:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2018

West Ridge from Glen Pass  Sucess!

I stayed close to the crest of the ridge, and did not encounter any class 3 moves. There was a bit of scree and lose rock, but avoidable by staying close to the ridge proper. Took about 1.5 hours to reach the summit from Glen Pass, and an hour to return, all at a relatively slow pace. The view from the top in all directions is outstanding and makes the excursion worth it.

mengbo

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

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

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

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.

jdmorehouse

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.

soslaw

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

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

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

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

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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