Dumbbell Lakes Pass

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Re: Dumbbell Lakes Pass

Post by RoguePhotonic » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:50 pm

The talus on the North side of this pass is rather loose and tedious.

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Re: Dumbbell Lakes Pass

Post by RoguePhotonic » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:16 pm

Not that we need more photos of this pass but hell another year another set of photos:

This is the single class 3 obstacle on the South and West shore traverse. You climb the darker rock that connects to the grass and walk along the face of the rock.

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Re: Dumbbell Lakes Pass

Post by Cross Country » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:11 pm

In 1993 the pass was a cornice and we had to hike up to the right from amp. This made me nervous to do with my sons 16 & 11. It was my second time. Hiking down was a piece of cake. Just look for the easy way down (to the right). To us it was obvious. I think trouble arrises only when someone is in a hurry.

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Re: Dumbbell Lakes Pass

Post by Wandering Daisy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:26 pm

I am a bit confused about your post, crosscountry. When you said "amp" did you mean Amphitheater Lake? If so, Dumbbell Lakes Pass is the pass between Lakes Basin and Dumbbell Lakes, NOT between Amphitheater Lake and Dumbbell Lakes. Or maybe I simply misunderstood you. Sorry.

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Re: Dumbbell Lakes Pass

Post by giantbrookie » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:34 pm

CC: The pass from Amphitheater to the Dumbbells that often has the cornice is called Cataract Creek Pass rather than Dumbbell Lakes pass (btw Dumbbells to Lakes Basin).
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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