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West Ferguson Pass (unofficial)

Postby RoguePhotonic » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:12 pm

TITLE: West Ferguson Pass (unofficial)

GENERAL OVERVIEW: This pass crosses between the head walls of Ferguson Creek & West Ferguson Creek

CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Class 2

LOCATION: Kings Canyon National Park. HST Map

ELEVATION: 10,900

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Mt. Silliman

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: From Ferguson Creek you can begin leaving the canyon through fairly sparse forest and a mix of granite shelves. Route finding through here is not difficult but also not completely straight forward. Approaching the pass itself the route will not be obvious but leave the sparse forest heading to the right of the pass where a larger open area will present itself. There is one major cliff band that has a number of ways that it can be gotten through at which point you'll take what looks best for you. I went straight into it through a very narrow grass ramp which turned into a short section of vertical class 3. From here it's mostly easy grass and slab ramps to the top which is a broad flat saddle.

Dropping down the West side angle far to the left to avoid some cliff bands. You'll find yourself zig zagging through a few cuts through some micro cliffs before you reach obvious locations that will run out to the bottom on easy talus. The easiest one has a mix of willows growing on it.

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