University Peak Climber's Log

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slagerjon - Jul 29, 2013 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013

North Face via Robinson  Sucess!

Fun dayhike, pelted with hail at summit, quick descent. All-in-all good trip with good people.


Fairweather - Nov 17, 2012 12:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 1988

East Side with Mark  Sucess!

Early season with plenty of snow. Breakable crust made for an exhausting day. Beautiful Peak!


TheNobleSunfish - Oct 1, 2012 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

N Face  Sucess!

Nice scramble up, annoying talus coming back down via the pass.

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Bob Sihler - Jul 22, 2012 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012

Part of a long day  Sucess!

After climbing a couple of the Kearsarge Pinnacles, I went up Kearsarge Basin and gained the ridge. From there, I went to University, sticking as close to the ridge as possible even though I could see the easy Class 2 slog below. Instead, I got lots of Class 3-5 climbing, sometimes with serious exposure, en route to the summit block.


bighornmonkey - Jun 25, 2012 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

North face

Fun climb on the North side! The descend on the East involved a lot of snow an boulder hopping.


thexcat - Oct 6, 2011 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2011

North face  Sucess!

With MaiAnh on a warm sunny day. Climbed a short class 3+ section near the summit due to snow. Some minor difficulties routefinding in the dark above Matlock lake on the return.


SJ - Sep 11, 2011 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2010

out of time

Attempted to day hike from the parking lot. Snow on the trail starting at Onion Valley. This made things slower going and we turned back about 500' vert from the summit. Didn't want to descend the sketchy, icy slabs below Bench Lake in the dark.


BrianChase - Aug 22, 2011 4:34 pm

North Face  Sucess!

enjoyable climb... great views


haishan - Jun 8, 2011 3:35 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2011

ski traverse  Sucess!

Climbed the north face gully and descended the SE gully in search of better snow. Crux of the day was traversing the complex summit area on loose, snowy class 3 with skis strapped to back in 50mph winds. A beautiful mountain!


GigaMike - Feb 4, 2011 2:32 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

North Face  Sucess!

Climbed solo via the North Face. There was snow on the ridge which made the traverse "interesting". Fantastic views! One of my favorite climbs.


asmrz - Jan 28, 2011 6:10 pm

In winter  Sucess!

Miguel Carmona and I skied University Peak from Kearsarge Pass in March of 1982 one day after we skied Mt.Gould from the same area. Both are good AT summits.


MBFN - Jan 16, 2011 8:30 pm

Last minute   Sucess!

Drove to onion valley from San Diego after work, arrived at the trail head at 1:00 am, had a few drinks and started hiking. We camped out at bench lake and climed to the peak from there. Fun scramble and little bit of class 4 and 5 to the top.


bruceg - Dec 22, 2010 4:51 pm

South Slope from Center Basin  Sucess!

1982 Easy scramble, sometimes loose, great view


96avs01 - Sep 26, 2010 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

North Face - SE Ridge loop  Sucess!

Thoroughly enjoyed the North Face route.


Daria - Aug 16, 2010 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

SE chute  Sucess!

Headed to Center Peak afterward for a day hike link up. University Peak had a nice slabby summit ridge, dropped my camera on the snow chute on the way up, had to lose and regain some elevation. Cloud cover and light snow fall while we were approaching the real summit made for some interesting scrambling. Amazing views of Center Basin.


ckerth - Aug 7, 2010 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

North Face  Sucess!

Started from Onion Valley Campground and climbed the North Face. Descended the Shortcut Variation down to Robinson Lake and back to the campground.


iditarod81 - Aug 2, 2010 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

SE Ridge short cut  Sucess!

Excellent snow conditions in the "short cut" couloir - was grateful we made it both up and down sans an axe & crampons. Beautiful!


mrchad9 - Jul 7, 2010 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2010

From Center Basin  Sucess!

The last of 7 summits on a 4-day trip from Onion Valley, University taunted me all weekend as I circled around it. Was happy to make it to University Pass and drop the pack, and even happier for the glisside down. Wouldn't want to do the route to Robinson Lake without snow.


Blair - Jun 7, 2010 5:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010

Ski the North Face

We ran out of water and time, so we could not summit. We dropped in at 445pm and experienced soupy soft snow conditions, low avy concerns, but we wore beacons. What a experience to ski that...


mhengst - May 10, 2010 12:23 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2010

Via Robinson Lake drainage

Had a blast kicking steps up the snow chute but when we reached the ridge the weather turned and we had to descend amid high winds and whiteout conditions.

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