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Mt. Agassiz Trip Report & Photos

Postby calicokat » Thu May 30, 2013 8:33 am

Climbed Mt. Agassiz last Friday (May 24th) and thought I would post some photos. Snow started around 11,000'. Didn't need any gear to the pass. We took a snow chute to within 200' of the summit from the pass. The snow was great for climbing, but dicey on the descent. Some places we could barely make purchase so it was slow going, safety safety :)

Looking to Mt. Goode from Bishop Lake
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Climbing Up Great Ascent Snow
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The Palisades Looking Good
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Dusy Basin & LeConte Canyon
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Mt. Williamson & Mt. Whitney Way Out There On The Horizon
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Our Route Was Up The Left Hand Chute. It Would Choke Out, But We Could Find A Way On Snow All The Way To Within 200' Of The Summit
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Another View From Farther West On The Pass
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Re: Mt. Agassiz Trip Report & Photos

Postby maverick » Thu May 30, 2013 1:33 pm

Thanks Calicokat for the TR and pictures. Looks like the lakes in Dusy need only
a few more weeks.
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Re: Mt. Agassiz Trip Report & Photos

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:26 pm

Beautiful! :)
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Re: Mt. Agassiz Trip Report & Photos

Postby artrock23 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:15 am

Great TR and pics!

For some reason, i'd always thought of Agassiz as having only class4-5+ routes to it's summit. Your TR reminded me to check my copy of Secor HS. This peak definitely goes on my 'solo' short-list! :)
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Re: Mt. Agassiz Trip Report & Photos

Postby giantbrookie » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:32 pm

Wow that is such beautiful early season High Sierra scenery. The view south to the Palisades reminds me of my views from Agassiz in 1976 on the other end of the season. The ledges of the Palisades were covered by snow then because of fall snowstorm.
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