Southwest Slopes

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California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Half a day
Class 2-3

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Southwest Slopes
Created On: Aug 2, 2005
Last Edited On: Jan 10, 2014


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

Southwest Slopes

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