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Red PassCross Country Passes

Class 2 pass. Both sides of this pass are easy Class 2 and involve nothing more than heading for the obvious saddle that is Red Pass. The terrain is mixed between small talus and benches of grass interspersed with some larger boulders. The East side of the pass from Marion Lake is reached by ascending the 3rd chute that is visible from the North side of the lake. This chute is the steepest and most obvious but there is an excellent use trail that goes all the way to the top of the chute. - alpinemike 30 Aug 2015 10:33 am

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ERIC 02-20 -2016

Black Divide Crossing (unofficial)Cross Country Passes

Class 2-3. The West Side of this pass is a couple hundred foot Class 2 slope that is mostly small boulders and talus.

The East side of this pass drops directly along the ridge-line that extends down towards Lake 11,654. This entire ridge may be followed all the way down. There are several gendarmes along the way which would have to be bypassed. The initial down climb is Class 3 with several moves that required physically down-climbing. - alpinemike 30 Sep 2015 11:37 am

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ERIC 02-20 -2016

Ladder Pass (unofficial)Cross Country Passes

Class 2. The North Side of this pass is a couple hundred foot Class 2 slope that rises directly above lake 11,654. It has lots of boulders which are fairly stable but since it's the Black Divide caution should be used always.

The South side of this pass goes through a moraine field initially and this area is looser than the North Side. After that you begin to descend granite shelves to a few tarns. Following the drainage you pass a larger tarn on your right hand side and follow the outlet to Ladder Lake. - alpinemike 29 Sep 2015 11:18 pm

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ERIC 02-20 -2016

Ionian Pass (unofficial)Cross Country Passes

Class 2. The Southern side is a class 1 walk up on a gentle slope.

The North Side of this pass is relatively easy with very stable rock that is mostly talus to small small boulders. There is a permanent snow field at the very top which was very short and the angle is not steep. - alpinemike 29 Sep 2015 11:05 pm

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ERIC 02-20 -2016

Chimney PassCross Country Passes

Class 2-4 pass. This pass leads from Lake 11,676 of Glacier Creek to the next Northeastern cirque from Cirque Pass. - alpinemike 29 Sep 2015 03:07 pm

...it's extremely tedious and technical and it's not a pass I would plan again when easy crossover can be made from Cirque Pass. - RoguePhotonic 06 Oct 2015 10:35 am

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ERIC 02-21 -2016

Potluck PassCross Country Passes

Class 2 pass. This pass leads between Palisade Basin and the Glacier Creek Drainage. It is part of the Sierra High Route directly to the Northwest of Lake 11,676 which drains Glacier Creek. - alpinemike 29 Sep 2015 03:11 pm

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ERIC 02-21 -2016

Contact PassCross Country Passes

Class 2 pass.This pass leads from the South Fork of Big Pine Creek to the North Fork. The pass itself is on the Eastern side of Temple Crag and directly above Second Lake of the Big Pine Lakes. - alpinemike 29 Sep 2015 10:17 pm

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ERIC 02-20 -2016

Hopkins PassCross Country Passes

Class 1/2. Hopkins Pass leads from Big McGee Lake near McGee Pass to the Hopkins Creek drainage north of Mono Creek. - shtinkypuppie 20 Sep 2015 01:20 am

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ERIC 02-20 -2016

Hooper Pass (Unofficial)Cross Country Passes

Class 3. South of Crazy Pass along the ridge-line towards Mt. Hooper. It is the first saddle when viewed on the topo map North of Mt. Hooper. - alpinemike 30 Aug 2015 10:15 am

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ERIC 02-20 -2016

Gray PassCross Country Passes

Class 1 pass. From Horseshoe Lakes hike north, past the largest Horseshoe Lake, to the steep slope that drops into Windy Canyon. Go northeast from this point, crossing the crest of Windy Ridge, and descend to the small lake. Traverse east along a small bench from the pond to Gray Pass, which overlooks the south fork of Cartridge Creek. Descend the southeast side of the pass by means of a shallow, grassy gully to the stream at the bottom of this canyon. - alpinemike 30 Aug 2015 11:19 am

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ERIC 02-20 -2016

Bunny Lake Pass (Unofficial)Cross Country Passes

Class 2/3 pass. Leads across the Mammoth Crest between Bunny Lake to the east and Franklin Lake to the west. - jrad 12 Oct 2015 11:03 am

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ERIC 02-20 -2016

Crazy PassCross Country Passes

Class 2 with a 200 foot stretch of Class 3 at the top on the west side. Class 1 on the east side.Crazy Pass can describe either of two slightly lower gaps in the ridgeline above (E/NE) Crazy Lake between Peak 11884 and Peak 11681 north of Mt. Hooper. I took the southern one (Crazy Pass 2) in July 2015, but Wandering Daisy has described using the northern one (Crazy Pass 1) in a 2013 TR. - windknot 29 Jul 2015 01:48 am

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ERIC 02-20 -2016

Bunny Lake Pass (Unofficial)Cross Country Passes

Class 2/3 pass. Leads across the Mammoth Crest between Bunny Lake to the east and Franklin Lake to the west. - jrad 12 Oct 2015 11:03 am

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copeg 10-12 -2015

Corridor PassCross Country Passes

Class 2 Pass.

This pass leads between upper McGee Creek to upper Convict Creek.

Leave the McGee Pass Trail about the second switchback after the grassy meadow where use-trails drop to camping areas on the west shore of Big McGee Lake (about 10720). There is a faint use trail. Go up the drainage and over a small saddle and drop about 50 feet into the next drainage. Cross the creek and head up this drainage on the northeast side... - by Wandering Daisy 16 Jul 2015 04:05 pm

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ERIC 07-19 -2015

Mantle PassCross Country Passes

Class 2 pass. It is best to go around the lake east of the pass on its northern shore.

From Crown Basin stay on the North side of creek and make your way up some steep sections of hillside covered in rocks. Pass Hummingbird Lake on it's North shore and continue up towards the pass on easy class 1-2 terrain. Once on the pass angle slightly right and drop down some small talus until you reach the lake below. This short 100 foot scramble down is the only terrain of the pass that poses any sort of "annoyance". - by RoguePhotonic 02 Apr 2014 07:32 pm

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ERIC 06-23 -2015

Dykeman PassCross Country Passes

Class 2 pass.

When crossing West to East at the base of the pass there is an obvious cut in the hill side with a grass filled ramp. Go into this and climb up this easy slope until it ends with you looking at another cut continuing up just below and ahead. Hook hard left out of this and begin angling up towards the pass. Some small loose rock is encountered but nothing of concern.

The East side consists of medium sized mostly stable talus. If your headed for Tunemah lake Angle to the North staying at around 10,900 feet until you round the hill side into the canyon. Continue along the slope until some easy options to drop down show themselves. - by: RoguePhotonic 02 Apr 2014

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ERIC 06-23 -2015

Pyra-Queen ColCross Country Passes

Class 2 pass.
If traveling West to East a couple initial options are available. The route I took was to leave lake 11,680 on it's SE shore moving up a gentle slope. Angle along the hillside moving towards the center of the valley below the pass. The problem with this was I encountered several class 3 sections and had to deal with a great deal of miserable scree. Due to this I think the best bet would be to tackle the large talus between Lake 11,680 and Lake 11,682 and maintain lake level until you are forced up the loose scree. Head directly up the scree until you reach some large outcrops of granite slabs. Zig zag up this until you have to angle to your right for the Col itself which is an obvious notch. The last fight to the top is steep yet no more difficult than anything you have already done at this point. - by RoguePhotonic 02 Apr 2014

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ERIC 06-23 -2015

Mt. Agassiz13'ers

Mt. Agassiz - 4245m (13,927')
HST Info | Summitpost | Vulgarian Ramblers

ERIC 06-22 -2015

Mount Langley14'ers

14,042ft. Mount Langley is the southernmost 14'er in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Easiest and most popular approach is from the south (class 1)
Mount Langley Info on HST

ERIC 06-22 -2015

Split Mountain14'ers

14,058ft
Split Mountain info on HST

ERIC 06-22 -2015