Rohn Pass

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Rohn Pass

Post by RoguePhotonic » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:20 pm

TITLE: Rohn Pass

GENERAL OVERVIEW: This pass leads between Bighorn Lake and the North Fork of Mono Creek to Tully and Cotton Lakes Along upper Fish Creek.

CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Class 2

LOCATION: John Muir Wilderness & Sierra National Forest NE of Mt. Izaak Walton. HST Map

ELEVATION: 11,260

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Graveyard Peak

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Cross Bighorn Lake on it's Eastern shore and begin up gentle grass and granite ramps to the top. The Pass had allot of snow when I did it so I cannot offer an over view of the conditions without it. I angled to the left and navigated down tedious talus to the bottom.

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Re: Rohn Pass

Post by giantbrookie » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:17 am

Having just crossed from N to S (in reverse of this description), I'd like to add a few notes. The reason one climbs above the eastern shore of Bighorn L. and traverses benches up to the pass is that there are cliffs that block one's path around either shore of the lake. This is important for folks to realize when going N to S. When I crossed this pass, I had not read this description (which is much better and more detailed than the brief description in Secor). It is very easy to descend due south from the pass to the N shore of Bighorn L. but then one would be stuck trying to get to the outlet (S) side. I realized this after I had descended a smidge south from the pass then quickly retrofitted to an eastward traverse that got me efficiently down to the outlet side of the lake.
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