Bolton Brown Shoulder

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Bolton Brown Shoulder

Post by alpinemike » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:50 am

TITLE: Bolton Brown Shoulder

GENERAL OVERVIEW: This pass leads from the Northern Part of Upper Basin to the basin West of the Palisade Lakes.


LOCATION: Kings Canyon National Park West of Mt. Bolton Brown on the ridge to the unnamed peak to the West. HST Map


USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Split Mountain

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Since we did not climb down the North side of this pass I can not give a first hand description of it. But according to what we saw and our photos it looked like an easy but long talus slog that stayed within Class 2.

The South side of this pass is approached from the largest lake in Upper Basin below Mt. Prater and Bolton Brown. From the lake follow the drainage up via grassy ramps and small talus fields. Towards the top the talus fields get larger but remain relatively stable. The final climb to the top features some sand, dirt, and talus. Overall an easy Class 2 pass from the South.
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