I can't find much on the pass besides what's written in Secor, and some information from the excellent Peaks for Phreaks, who I believe posts on this forum:
Since descending directly from the lowpoint of Lobe Pass would involve class 5 terrain, we headed up towards Honeymoon Peak for roughly 200 ft of distance before dropping down to the northeast. For the first hundred feet or so, we downclimbed on solid class 3 rock. After that, the terrain quickly turned into sandy steep class 2. As we arrived at the moraine below, we hit the expected tedious rock hopping which would last for another 30 minutes. As we neared Lobe Lakes, the moraine ended and was replaced by nice grassy slopes. For the first time since we began the traverse, we were hit with a tirade of mosquitoes as we dropped below treeline.
I'm wondering if anyone who has done the pass has anything else to add, as the top couple hundred feet do look a bit beyond the Class 2 Secor describes. Is there any trick to keeping it class 2?
From Peaks for Phreaks:
From Google Earth, a snowy shot of Lobe Pass. Which part of the saddle is it best to aim for from below?