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Dumbbell Lakes Pass

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Re: Dumbbell Lakes Pass

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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).
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