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Hutton Col

Postby tomba » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:44 pm

Hutton col

GENERAL OVERVIEW: Connects Arctic Lake and the valley with Fall Creek.

CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Class 2. South side is easy.

LOCATION: Sierra National Forest, John Muir Wilderness. HST Map.

ELEVATION: 11,480+ ft.

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Mount Henry and Blackcap Mountain.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: South side consists of easy slabs. From the meadow head north towards the obvious pass. North side is steeper. I didn't descend directly down from the pass, but instead climbed the peak east from the pass, went on the ridge north-east, and descended to Arctic Lake. Here is the approximate route. It seems that the north side of the pass is easier to climb than to descend.


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South side. The pass is on the right.


The pass is on the left.

View from east.

View of north side from east.

North side.

North side from below.

North side from below.

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View from distance.

More photos of this area are available on request.
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Re: Hutton Col

Postby Backpackingmom » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:44 pm

Thank you for these awesome photos and your route!!! We tried to get over Hutton from the south side a few years ago but there was too much snow. We are headed out this weekend via Maxson Trail to Hell for Sure, then over Hutton Col to Six Shooter lakes - your post is super helpful! I will post a trip report when we are back - Thanks :)
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