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Kid Pass (Unofficial)

Postby alpinemike » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:10 pm

TITLE: Kid Pass (Unofficial)

GENERAL OVERVIEW: This pass leads from the Upper Glacier Lake to the Kid Lakes Drainage.

CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Class 2

LOCATION: Kings Canyon National Park directly Northeast of Goat Crest and above the highest Glacier Lake. HST Map

ELEVATION: 11,311

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Marion Peak

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: To obtain the North side of this pass one heads up to the highest Glacier Lake as they would if they were heading for Goat Crest Saddle. Once at the Northern shore of the lake one travels Eastward up a forested steep slope until one reaches granite shelves. From there you traverse South towards a small tarn nestled in a small bowl below Kid Pass. Kid Pass will be directly above the tarn and very obvious.

The South side of this pass follows the short ridge-line that extends to the Southeast from the pass around the small lake directly below the pass. From there one follows grassy slopes down a short ledge system to a a small meadow. This meadow is directly North of the next highest Kid Lake. From there the route finding is tricky around micro-cliffs with lots of options but if one stays further to the West one should find a Class 2 route. You get dropped off directly below and East of this next highest Kid Lake. It is a short but beautiful detour to check it out from here. One follows down the drainage to find the next Kid Lake.

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Kid Pass from the North

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Kid Pass from the South. The obvious ridge that is in the center of the photo is what leads you to Kid Pass.
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Re: Kid Pass (Unofficial)

Postby Cross Country » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:09 pm

Lee Starke and I went over this pass in 1972. It was a pleasure.
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Re: Kid Pass (Unofficial)

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:31 am

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Re: Kid Pass (Unofficial)

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:23 pm

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