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Iva bell to beetlebug to olive lakes

Postby The hermit » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:39 pm

Id like to do a solo loop trip from reds meadow to the silver divide via iva bell. Could I head cross country from lost keys lakes to beetlebug and then to olive lake?Id like to avoid most (not all, sketchy terrain).I plan to head back via purple lake.



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Re: Iva bell to beetlebug to olive lakes

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:50 am

From Beetlebug Lake go around it's Northern shore. Take a wide col on it's far side up to about 10,600 feet. There is a saddle that looks like a nice pass on this ridge to cross. Do not aim for this notch. It's South Side is nice but it's Northern side is a mess of cliffs. Instead angle up the ridge that runs up West of that saddle and cross where you feel comfortable. The southern side of this ridge is a mess of smooth granite shelves that are easy to cross. Follow them down towards Anne Lake. For now I have dubbed this route Bettlebug Pass. Class 2-3. Any class 3 moves are easy without exposure.
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Re: Iva bell to beetlebug to olive lakes

Postby The hermit » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:21 pm

Have you ever gone from bench lakes up and over to beetlebug?Im halfway there now. I walked right between bench lake and thankfully made it to a lake @10390 before it got dark! I did not want to go back down once i saw bench from up above. Any info is helpful. Thanks
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Re: Iva bell to beetlebug to olive lakes

Postby RoguePhotonic » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:59 am

Nope I haven't been up there.
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Re: Iva bell to beetlebug to olive lakes

Postby The hermit » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:31 am

I made it over from bench lakes to beetlebug but I wasnt courageous enough to tackle beetlebug pass(my dog wasnt liking cross country travel).Next time when I have a partner, not solo. Seems like a great way to see some beautiful lakes. Thanks Rogue
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