Beck Lakes Pass

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Stanley Otter
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Beck Lakes Pass

Post by Stanley Otter » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:49 pm

GENERAL OVERVIEW: Leads between Beck Lakes and upper Iron Creek drainage
LOCATION: Sierra & Inyo National Forests/Ansel Adams Wilderness HST Map
ELEVATION: 10800 feet
USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Mt Ritter, CA
ROUTE DESCRIPTION: I crossed from north to south in mid-July 2018 -- winter 2017-18 had below average snowfall. From the large meadow below the pass on the north side, ascend ramps and climb up short ledges. There are many possible routes. I made use of a snowfield near the top rather than climbing a steeper rock slope. Straightforward Class 2 hiking all the way up with nice grassy spots along the way. The south side is steep with some loose talus and gravel near the top. I kept near the wall of the chute on the left/east for the upper portion. There is a reasonably large, flat, grassy area that overlooks the upper Beck Lake that I did some Class 2 scrambling to access on the way down. From there I descended steep grassy slopes, eventually making my way to the north shore of the lake. Hope this helps.
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Beck Lakes Pass C.jpg
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Beck Lakes Pass E.jpg
Beck Lakes Pass F.jpg
Ritter Range.jpg
Upper Beck Lake.jpg
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