Southwest Slopes

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 38.06500°N / 119.273°W
Additional Information Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Time Required: Half a day
Additional Information Difficulty: Class 2-3
Sign the Climber's Log


Head west on Virginia Lakes Road from US-395 at Conway Summit north of Lee Vining and south of Bridgeport. Park at the Virginia Lakes Trailhead (~9,860') at the end of the road. Take the Virginia Lakes Trail 0.2 miles past Blue Lake to a trail to the right (north) that follows the creek up to Moat Lake.

Route Description

From the northeast corner of Moat Lake start climbing up to the summit. There is more solid rock here than on the Southeast Ridge.
Distance: ~4 miles
Elevation Gain: ~2,720'

Dunderberg Peak s Southwest Slopes Route
Southwest Slopes Route

Essential Gear

Summer: Shoes
Winter/Spring: Ice Axe/Crampons



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