University Peak Climber's Log

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paisajeroamericano - Oct 18, 2007 12:04 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2007

Where's the Summit?  Sucess!

Cool peak. I took the north side up and down. It was a long way up from the lake with 6" of snow. When I got to the summit ridge, it took me an hour to find the route to the summit block. For future reference, stay on the snow on the north side, don't cross over to the south. When I reached the summit block, I couldn't figure out which point was the highest. I climbed the three most likely candidates (just in case), but did not find a summit register anywhere (perhaps it was under the snow). One of those points was quite challenge (re: scary) to climb, so I didn't spend too much time on top of that one. Nice views from the top and really cool views of the mountain from down at the lake. My dog cut his toe during the ascent. He waited for me for an hour or so on the summit ridge. Then I followed his bloody tracks back to the car. He's alright now though, no worries.


lefty - Sep 18, 2007 12:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2006


I thought the pass to the east of University pass was a much better route even though it is farther from the peak.


BCL - Aug 17, 2007 9:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007

North Face  Sucess!

Fun route. Very hazy out.

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - Aug 12, 2007 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007

North Face  Sucess!

2007 Sierra Challenge alternate peak. Pretty nice route with great views from top.


metasyn11 - Jul 25, 2007 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2007

North Face  Sucess!

Fun hike up the north face from Mattock Lake. A few spots of class 3 but mostly class 2, a long way up the rib amid rapidly darkening skies. It started raining ice pellets while I was on the summit, so I quickly left, descending the east face to Robinson Lake. When I was in sight of the parking lot it starting pouring so rather than put on my rain jacket I decided to make a run for it, and of course I tripped and skinned my knee :( Nothing serious, just annoying.

Adamus - Jul 21, 2007 3:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2007

North Face  Sucess!

Awesome climb up with great views the whole way. Descending Univesity Pass was a pain though. Scrambled up Independence's west face as well. Found a lidless ammo box with a rusted can on top, no notebook though, so I added one and taped it. Hopefully somebody will place a new box...


Travis_ - Jun 26, 2007 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

North Face Ascent, East slope descent  Sucess!

Beautiful climb. Always nice to do a loop, so we descended the east slope. HERE is a Google Earth GPS track of our trip with photos.


ChuckO - Jun 18, 2007 3:39 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2007

North Face  Sucess!

Nice route. Fun scrambling. A beautiful weather day in the Sierra's. Solo climb just soaking in all the beauty (and breathing hard!). Part of a three peak long weekend (with BearCreekSpire and Laurel).


chudder - May 25, 2007 2:46 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2007

nice peak  Sucess!

May 21, 2007: South slope from Center Basin. Sandy/scree slog up from the outlet of the unnamed lake at the base of University's southern slopes. Took southern slopes up to the SE ridge near peak 3926, then traversed the ridge until reaching the last 150 feet or so of climbing. The whole southern side was melted out pretty good, though there were a couple of small icy patches. Register still missing its top, but everything inside was dry. If there is a Class 1 route up from Center Basin, I didn't find it!

August 24, 2007: Up the north face, down SE slopes to Center Basin.


dshoshone - Sep 20, 2006 10:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

north face  Sucess!

Great climb. The register lid is gone and the plastic bag that covers the register has holes in it. If anyone is going up they should take a new register box. The register itself is a large book 11" by 17". Climbed the North Face decended the East Face.


boisedoc - Sep 11, 2006 5:39 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2002

Center Basin  Sucess!

Easy scramble from Center Basin on the JMT. I dont care what Secor says, it is certainly not class 1. Great views all around


derbilly - Aug 17, 2006 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006

North Face  Sucess!

7th day of the Sierra Challenge. I decided to do a previous years challenge peak instead of East Vidette. Ascended the north face and descended via University Shoulder and Kearsarge Lakes.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 18, 2006 12:32 am

Route: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: July 16, 2006  Sucess!

Climbed the Southeast Ridge from Robinson Lake. The slope up to University Pass was full of soft snow so it was a little tiring. The views from the summit nearly without parallel in the Sierra. 360 degrees of breathtaking vistas.

gluballs - Jul 17, 2006 3:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

North Face  Sucess!

Great route. Except for having to hand jam up the 10ft of 'schrund of the last snow field to the summit. That was a little scary. I don't know how other did it this year. Saw no steps in the snow, but the log had climbers claiming a North Face ascent. Oh well! Great summit, great view, and a great time.


soslaw - Nov 7, 2005 11:43 am

Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: November 5, 2005

Wanting to keep the upper portion of the route 3rd class and thinking that I could traverse the snow to the left of the top of the couloir to gain the ridge, I climbed the rock on the climber's left of the couloir. This turned out to be sustained class 3+ with some class 4. After reaching the snow at the top and to the left of the couloir (13,100) I discovered that this late in the season it was solid alpine ice. The lower portion of the ice was covered with a thin veneer of sugar snow. The ice wrapped around both sides of a peaklet at the top of the couloir. The planned traverse without crampons or axe was out of the question.

7.21.07 Summited with Jim via N. Face route. I do not recommend descending via University Pass and Robinson lake. While shorter in distance the seemingly endless morraine field will take longer. In addition it is easy to lose the trail immediately below Robinson lake.


tdoughty - Oct 17, 2005 5:24 pm

Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: January  Sucess!

nice hoarfrost along summit ridge


tpdwr - Sep 27, 2005 7:13 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast ridge Date Climbed: August 7, 1976  Sucess!

From Robinson Lake. Returned via University Pass. Very fun,but a long day.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 5, 2005 5:15 pm

Route Climbed: East Slope Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

A much longer slog than I expected after Robinson Lake, but it became more fun after hitting the notch on the NE ridge. There are two prominent notches, and Secor isn't very descriptive as to which one you should avoid. Shoot for the left notch which deceptively seems to go to the left of the summit. The summit is actually hidden from the view, and once at the notch, it is very obvious. The chute to the notch is a very loose and arduous one w/ plenty of scree. A well deserved dip at Robinson lake after the hike made for a great wind down.


uwjennie - Sep 4, 2005 7:06 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 3, 2005  Sucess!

Dayhike with Jeff D. and my roommate, Nikol K. It was Nikol's first attempt at an SPS peak and I'm glad that she still likes me after trudging her through the mountains on this pretty good dayhike.

Overall great day with great people. The weather was amazing.


breadbox - Aug 16, 2005 7:46 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed w/ Miguel (forjand?) after sumitting Pinnacles 4-1. Descended North Face.

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