Stanford Pass

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Stanford Pass

Post by alpinemike » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:30 pm

TITLE: Stanford Pass

GENERAL OVERVIEW: This pass leads from Steelhead Lake into Pioneer Basin.

CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Class 2

LOCATION: John Muir Wilderness to the West of Mt. Stanford. HST Map

ELEVATION: 11,560

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Mt. Abbot

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: The South Side of this pass is easy and straightforward. A simple sand and scree slope.

The North side of this pass I have not done but from photos it looks like a major talus and boulder field. It is a moraine pile and from experience on moraine piles I'm sure it will be quite loose in places. Snow will also be found on the Northern side in average snow years so an ice ax would be useful and warranted.
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