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Red Pass

Postby alpinemike » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:33 am

TITLE: Red Pass

GENERAL OVERVIEW: This pass leads from Marion Lake to the South Fork Cataract Creek drainage basin in conjunction with White Pass. This is on the Sierra High Route.


LOCATION: Kings Canyon National Park to the Southwest of Marion Lake. HST Map


USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Marion Peak

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Both sides of this pass are easy Class 2 and involve nothing more than heading for the obvious saddle that is Red Pass. The terrain is mixed between small talus and benches of grass interspersed with some larger boulders. The East side of the pass from Marion Lake is reached by ascending the 3rd chute that is visible from the North side of the lake. This chute is the steepest and most obvious but there is an excellent use trail that goes all the way to the top of the chute.

The third chute from the left side of the photo is the one to take.

Red Pass is the obvious saddle at the top.


The easy West side
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Re: Red Pass

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:36 am

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