Rae Col ( <p>No Text</p> )
Rae Col ( <p>No Text</p> )
Gould Pass ( <p>No Text</p> )
Bunny Lake Pass (Unofficial) ( <p>More information in <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=13623&p=102014">the Forums</a></p> )
Corridor Pass ( <p>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 [b]<a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1628">Wandering Daisy</a>[/b] 16 Jul 2015 04:05 pm [b]More [u]<a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=13128">Corridor Pass Info</a>[/u] on HST[/b] -</p> )
Walton Ridge ( <p>Class 2</p> )
BeaRoyce Pass (unofficial) ( <p><a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?p=95638">BeaRoyce Pass Info on HST</a></p> )
Merced Peak Ridge ( <p>Class 1</p> )
Three-D Divide ( <p>Class 1</p> )
Bear Pass (Unofficial) ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=12063">Bear Pass info</a></p> )
Huntington Col ( <p>Class 3</p> )
Gardiner Pass East ( <p>Class 2 pass allowing quicker access to Gardiner Pass.</p> )
Wampum Pass (Unofficial name) ( <p><a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=11671">Wampum Pass info</a></p> )
Stanford Col ( <p>Class 3</p> )
Alpine Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Old Bones Pass ( <p>Leads between North Fork of the San Joaquin River and the Lyell Fork. Class 2.</p> )
Foerster Ridge ( <p>Head from Lyell Fork into the valley between Foerster Peak and Mount Ansel Adams. Class 2.</p> )
Royce-Merriam Saddle ( <p>A class 2 pass that requires an ice axe. The northeast side of the pass contains a steep snow chute.</p> )
Emerald Pass (unofficial) ( <p>The East side is class 2. The West side is intermixed tricky class 3. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8793">Emerald Pass (unofficial) Information</a></p> )
Ionian Pass (unofficial) ( <p>Class 2. The Southern side is a class 1 walk up on a gentle slope. The Northern side is small, tedious and sometimes loose talus scramble.</p> )
Ladder Pass (unofficial) ( <p>Class 2. The Northern side of this pass is small to medium sized talus. The southern side at first is a medium talus hop into a narrow drainage way. It then opens up with small tedious talus to the bottom.</p> )
Black Divide Crossing (unofficial) ( <p>The Eastern ridge can be followed all the way to the top on class 3 rock. The West side is small tedious talus.</p> )
Adventurer Pass (unofficial) ( <p>(Class 2) The South side is easy slopes where you have to zigzag through some trees and rocks. The North side is easily approached from Palisade Creek by sticking to the West side of the drainage coming down from the pass. continue up class 2 forested slopes until you have to climb through a level stable talus field. The last bit of the ascent involves some steeper loose small rock. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=11676">Adventurer Pass info</a></p> )
Observation Peak Pass (unofficial) ( <p>Class 2 pass. Unofficial peak pass. South side consists of small to medium sized easy talus. North side runs from small to large talus of a slightly tedious nature. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8617">Observation Peak Pass Information</a></p> )
Whale Pass (Unofficial) ( <p>This Class 3-4 pass leads between the two primary branches of Cloud Canyon. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8451">Whale Pass Information</a></p> )
Ram Pass ( <p><a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7817">Ram Pass Info</a></p> )
Pass 11,720 ( <p>Class 2 pass leading from McGee Lakes to Davis Lakes.</p> )
Mungoat Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Connects Copper Creek (Grouse Lake) to the Kid Lakes area. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7716">Mungoat Pass Information Page</a></p> )
Mungoat Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Connects Copper Creek with Kid Lakes area.</p> )
Coyote Pass ( <p>Connects Crown Creek and Blue Creek over the Kettle Ridge. At one time a trail crossed this pass, but has not been maintained in years.</p> )
Horn Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8430">Horn Col (Lonely Lake Pass) Information</a></p> )
Tableland Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Class 2 on eastern side down to Big Bird Lake over large slabs.</p> )
Peak 11840 Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=11673">Peak 11840 Pass info</a></p> )
Recess Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Warrior Ridge ( <p>Class 2 pass. Benches and scree lead up to this class 2 pass.</p> )
Tuttle Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Lots of tedious talus.</p> )
Steelhead Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Third Fourth Divide ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Sluggo Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Russell Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Easier than Lyell-Maclure Col. The ascent to the steep ridge from the north is tedious over talus and sun-cupped Maclure Glacier.</p> )
Lyell Maclure Col ( <p>Class 3-4 pass.</p> )
Whitefork Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8544">Whitefork Pass Information</a></p> )
Whitefork Saddle ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8532">Whitefork Saddle Information</a></p> )
Picket Creek Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
McDonald Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
South Notch ( <p>Class 2 pass. Ice axe required.</p> )
The Gap ( <p>Class 2 pass. Ice axe required.</p> )
Upper Basin Cross ( <p>Class 2 pass. Lots of boulder hooping on east side. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8326">Click here for more information</a></p> )
Walton Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. East side is class 2, steep scree.</p> )
Lasalle Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=11666">Lasalle Col info</a></p> )
Ruskie Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Stough Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Gemini Lake Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=11670">Gemini Lake Pass info</a></p> )
Granite Bear Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Pika Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Treasure Saddle ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Grinnell Col ( <p>Class 3 pass. From Big McGee Lake, climb southwest into the cirque east of Red and White Mountain. Climb the obvious chute that has several pinnacles at its summit. From the largest of the Upper Hopkins Lakes, climb the chute to its west, then traverse across an open area into the chute rising from Big McGee Lake. This open area usually has snow and/or ice so an ice axe would be helpful. It is possible to avoid the snow/ice by hiking north from the largest of the Upper Hopkins Lakes through Hopkins Pass, then traversing southwest to the main chute. If hiking south, follow the chute straight down to Grinnell Lake. If traveling north, leave the main chute as soon as possible, then traverse northwest beneath the southeast ridge of Red and White Mountain into the cirque containing Little Grinnell Lake.</p> )
Crocker Col ( <p>Class 2-3 pass.</p> )
Beck Lakes Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Rogers Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8842">Rogers Pass Information</a></p> )
Clinch Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Marie Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. From Marie Lakes ascend ridge to east of permanent snow divide.</p> )
Lyell Col ( <p>Class 3 pass.</p> )
Ice Lake Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Franklin Col ( <p>Class 2-3 pass.</p> )
Pretty Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Very tedious, loose, steep talus and boulder fields.</p> )
Lobe Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Go southwest from Lobe Lakes to the saddle southeast of Peak 12560 ft. The northeast side of the pass is quite steep, but remains class 2. Go west from the summit before turning south to the large lake. Follow the outlet to Evolution Meadow.</p> )
Packsaddle Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Head southwest from Packsaddle Lake to the saddle southeast of Peak 12900 ft. The last 300 ft just below the pass is steep class 2. The southwest side is easy.</p> )
Snow-Tongue Pass ( <p>Class 2-3 pass. Make a gradually ascending traverse northwest from the 10680 ft level of the JMT northwest of Evolution Lake. This leads to a basin that holds Lake 11092 ft. Bypass the lake and ascend the stream that enters the lake from the northeast. After heading north, go to the right to the summit of the pass. Instead of descending directly down , climb up the ridge leading south for about 50 ft to a small notch and make a right diagonal descent over loose rock. You can then descend either a snow couloir to the right or the rocks on the side of the couloir. Descend talus to Wahoo Lakes.</p> )
The Keyhole ( <p>Class 3 pass. Climb southeast from Muriel Lake to the highest of the Lost Lakes. Climb toward a small notch that is southeast of Muriel Peak, skirting the western edge of a small glacier. The Keyhole is a 4 foot triangular gap in a talus atop the notch. A short class 3 pitch is encountered just below the southwestern side of The Keyhole. Descend steep talus to the eastern shore of the lake below, staying on its eastern shore while hiking towards the southern end. Pass between Lake 11540 ft and Lake 11546 ft and head toward Darwin Bench. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=11488">Keyhold Pass info</a> on HST</p> )
McGee Lakes Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Haeckel Col ( <p>Class 3 pass. Climb onto the long ridge between Midnight Lake and Hungry Packer Lake from near Topsy Turvy Lake. Follow it to the cirque north of Mount Haeckel. Pass on Lake 12345 ft northern side for the point right of the small, round peak on the crest. Traverse west from the top to a scree chute. descend the chute to the northeast corner of Lake 11808 ft. Follow the north shore around to it outlet, descending directly to Sapphire Lake. Click here: <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=9225">Haeckel Col info on HST</a></p> )
Wallace Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. From Moonlight hike toward Echo Lake but ascend southwest to the bench high above the lake. Go west to the low point of the saddle south of Mount Wallace. descend over loose scree and talus. Go northwest, and west, past benches, small meadows to the JMT. <a href="www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7903">Wallace Col Information</a></p> )
Fiske Col ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Powell-Thompson Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. Requires ice axe. Echo Col is preferred for those seeking a more direct route between Sabrina Basin and the JMT.</p> )
Treasure Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. Requires ice axe. Head southwest from Treasure Lakes to the cirque north of Mount Johnson. Climb a snow/ice chute on the southern side of the broad saddle north of Mount Johnson. Western side is steep and loose class 2 chute.</p> )
Hurd Col ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Goode Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Used by skiers. Steep couloir of western side.</p> )
Black Giant Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Leave the JMT between Helen Lake and the Muir Pass and head south to the saddle west of the Black Giant. Descend to the western shore of the lake. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8150">Black Giant Pass Info</a></p> )
Nietzsche Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. As an alternate to either Wanda Pass or Black Giant Pass as a means to linking the Ionian Basin with the Muir Pass area, Solomans Pass provides a class 2 route. - by; [url=http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=585][b]lostcoyote[/b][/url] 30 Sep 2012 Head southwest from the Muir Pass, ascending to the obvious saddle west of Mount Solomons. The north side is frequently covered with snow. Descend to the eastern side of Lake 11592 ft. - [b]HST Admin Addition[/b]. More on [url=http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8414][b][u]Nietzsche Col Info[/u][/b][/url] on HST -</p> )
Wanda Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Leave the JMT at the Wanda Lake outlet, and follow the western shore. Go south up a gradually steepening slope to the obvious saddle on the Goddard Divide. Descend to the eastern shore of Lake 11592 ft. <a href="www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8151">Wanda Pass Information</a></p> )
Goddard Creek Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. From the South Fork SJ River, shirt the north shore of Martha Lake and head for the lower, right hand (south) saddle that is south of Goddard. Go left (northwest) from the top, skirting the north shore of the small lake, and then descend southwest, passing Lake 11951 ft, to Lake 11818 ft. Cross the lake over the two peninsulas that almost touch.</p> )
Goddard Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. Circle the lake's southeastern side.</p> )
Rambaud Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Middle Fork Kings could be difficult to cross in early mid season. Lower Rambaud Creek is choked full of brush and manzanita so ascending the southern end of Grouse Meadow and angle up to the 10000 ft level of the creek is a better route. Loose scree and talus lead to the saddle. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=11675">Rambaud Pass info</a></p> )
Jigsaw Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. From Fifth Lake's southern shore, ascend talus and slabs south of the inlet. Take the north branch to the fork, go left to the pass. The pass is south of the lowest point on the crest of the ridge northwest of Aperture Peak. Descend an easy chute and over boulders to the Bishop Pass Trail. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=9031">Jigsaw Pass Information</a></p> )
Agassiz Col ( <p>Class 3 col. Leave Sam Mack Meadow's western end and head north. Follow the use trail up and right to a point approx 100 ft below a waterfall. Traverse right (east) up sandy ledges to the ridge above. Go west across boulders to Sam Mack Lake. From the western shore go west to the cirque and glacier between Mount Winchell and Mount Agassiz. Cross the glacier and approach the col from the northeast, making a diagonally ascending traverse across the base of the south face of Mount Agassiz to the col above. Descend the col over scree and talus to Dusy Basin. When ascending from the west head up the largest chute between Mount Winchell and Agassiz to the col.</p> )
Isosceles Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. Class 3 on the Dusy side, class on the Barrett side.</p> )
Contact Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Leave North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail near Second Lake. Hike along the south shore and climb onto the bench above Third Lake. Follow the zone of light and dark rock to the top of the pass east of Temple Crag. Descend the south side to a small tarn on a bench; descend the southeast side of the bench to a stream to Willow Lake.</p> )
Glacier Notch ( <p>Class 3 pass. Requires ice axe. From Willow Lake cross the meadow up from the lake and follow the south side descending from the cirque between Mount Gayley and Temple Crag. Cross to the north side at the outlet of the meadow, continuing west through talus to the junction with the stream descending from Elinore Lake. Continue west to the cirque. Skirt Mount Gayley on its south side, then head directly to the Notch.</p> )
Scimitar Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. Leave the cross-country route to Glacier Notch where the stream from Elinore Lake meets the stream descending from the cirque between Temple crag and Mount Gayley. Hike up the open chute west of the stream that descends from Elinore Lake; the easiest route is on the eastern side of the chute. Cintinue south from Elinore Lake, aiming for the flat spot on the ridge leading west up to the Sierra crest. Follow the ridge up to the pass skirting the permanent snowfield northeast of the Palisade Crest. From the west, climb to the northeast from Lake 11672 ft. Instead of going to the low point immediately southeast of Mount Jepson, climb onto the northwest shoulder of Palisade Crest. The correct crossing is approx 200 ft above the saddle; it can be easily identified once the ridge leading down to the east is seen.</p> )
Cirque Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. Leave the JMT just below the lowest of the Palisade Lakes and make a gradual ascent to the west to bypass a cliff in the cirque above the level of the trail. Ascend the western edge of the cliff on a series of ledges. Beyond this barrier, pass a tran on its western side, then ascend rock slabs and gullies to the broad saddle to the north. Descend a few feet on the north side and then traverse northwest across ledges to the outlet stream of Lake 11672 ft in the Glacier Creek drainage.</p> )
Chimney Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. There are no steep slabs and the route is more obvious than Cirque Pass.</p> )
Southfork Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. Ice axe, and crampons may be needed. Very difficult pass. The easiest northern approach to the pass starts from the south side of Finger Lake. Follow the inlet stream uphill to where it forks. Take the left (southeast) fork, and pass two small lakes while traversing over a sea of talus and small cliffs to Pass 12000 ft. Descend the eastern side of the pass to the small glacier beneath the north side of Southfork Pass. From this point, the best route is almost impossible to describe. Neverthless two passes visible, each with a chute/couloir that leads to the top of Southfork Pass. "East Southfork Pass" usually has a passable bergschrund but its lower portion is uaually a steep, narrow ice funnel; the middle portion of the chute is gentler and broader but has loose rock, unless it is covered with snow. "West Southfork Pass" is not quite as steep, and may be the best route. Pass the bergschrund on its right side, climb through the moat, and climb the chute to its top. But the 'schrund may be impassable, and the middle and upper portions of this chute consist of scree and loose rock, unless there is sufficient snow cover. Both chutes must be examined beforehand, preferably from the north. The south side of the pass consists of easy scree and talus down to Lake 11767 ft.</p> )
Birch Creek Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. From Birch Lake, ascend the class 3 cliff that is southeast of the Thumb. Turn left (southwest) at the top of the cliff and pass through a narrow notch located along The Thumb's south-east ridge. The southwestern side of the pass consists of a narrow class 2 chute.</p> )
Lane Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. From Birch Lake, go south to the saddle southwest of Birch Mountain. Traverse west from the saddle across the plateau to the pass along the Sierra crest. The west side of the pass is class 2.</p> )
Bolton Brown's Shoulder ( <p>Class 2 pass. Used by skiers when cornices block Mather Pass.</p> )
Red Lake Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. Head northwest from Red Lake, but stay low and go to the far side of the snowfield before climbing a chute that leads to the top of the ridge between Peak 12627 and the Sierra crest. A short class 3 traverse along this ridge leads to the pass at the base of the north slope of Split Mountain. The west side of the pass is easy.</p> )
Mosquito Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Follow the eastern shore of Upper Indian Lake northward and ascend a short chute. At its top, traverse left (west) to the top of the pass. Descend the north side of the pass by traversing west across sandy chutes and broken granite to a small stream choked with willows. An area of huge boulders is bypassed by going to the east. Descend through the forest to the stream that drains the lake. Continue hiking downstream by any numbers of routes to the river.</p> )
Lucifer's Saddle 2 ( <p>From the top of Lucifer's Pass 1, LP 2 to the southeast is an easy climb. You can traverse north and then east to Schoolmarm Lake. Or you can descend directly southeast on sand and traverse south down to the Fall creek drainage.</p> )
Lucifer's Pass 1 ( <p>Class 2 pass. Head southeast from the north shore of Devil's Punchbowl, passing Little Shot Lake and Big Shot Lake on their northern shores. Go north a short distance to a small meadow. Leave this meadow from its southern side, then climb a granite face and blocks towards a low notch visible above and to the left. Eventually you will reach a chute that leads away from the notch, to the right. Follow this chute to the right, to a meadow. Leave the meadow at its eastern side, next to a stream, and climb up and right to another face of granite slabs. Climb this face to the top of the first pass.</p> )
Hutton Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. It is best to descend the north side of the pass by heading northeast. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8873">Hutton Pass (Col) Info</a> on HST</p> )
Confusion Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Ascend to Rainbow Lake in Blackcap Basin and continue northward to a broken granite bench. Enter a shallow chute or gorge, hoping from block to block to where the chute ends at the southwest corner of Lake Confusion. Follow the western shore of the lake northward over broken talus to Confusion Pass, which is located at the northwest corner of the lake. The descent into Goddard Canyon consist of much steep, loose talus.</p> )
Gunsight Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. A direct ascent to the pass from Bullet Lake encounters much talus. It is better to begin the ascent from the north and east shores of Holster Lake. Go east, between the rocky canyon on the right (south) and the long recesses on the left; avoid the recesses themselves. At the last recess, go left (east) and ascend some slabs to the top of the pass. A lot of loose, steep talus is encountered while descending the east side of the pass to Goddard Canyon.</p> )
Dykeman Pass ( <p>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: [url=http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2947][b]RoguePhotonic[/b][/url] 02 Apr 2014 [b]More [url=http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10710][u]Dykeman Pass Info[/u][/url] on HST[/b] -</p> )
Valor Pass ( <p>Class 2-3 pass. From Blackcap Basin ascend to Ambition Lake and make the steep ascent to the cirque that hold Valor Lake. Steep talus leads to the surprisingly flat summit of the pass. Descend the northeast side of the pass by first going east and then north to Martha Lake.</p> )
Reinstein Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. From Goddard Creek climb into the basin southeast of Mount Reinstein. Then go north over ledges and boulders to the summit of the pass. Descend the north side of the pass, over talus and slabs, to Martha Lake. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8581">Reinstein Pass Information</a></p> )
Blackcap Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. The ascent of the pass from Blackcap Basin is easy. From the top of the pass, make a steep, rocky descent on its west side to a sandy bench. Descend the north side of the stream to Guest Lake.</p> )
Finger Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. Ascend the south side of the stream between Portal Lake and Midway Lake; this is over steep slabs and talus. Pass Midway Lake on its northern side and head for the north shore of Cathedral Lake. Ascend northeast, away from Cathedral Lake, on slabs and talus, and then traverse south, gradually ascending to the first, small col north of Finger Peak. Descend the east side of the pass by following a ledge that leads south, and then descend slabs to a gully that descends northeast. Stay south of the small lake east of the pass, and continue descending to Goddard Creek. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=9014">Additional Finger Col Information</a></p> )
Blue Canyon Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. The southern approach to the pass is made from the southwest by ascending a series of chutes to the top of the pass. The north side pf the pass consists of large talus, and it is best to traverse across the north side of Finger Peak before going northeast to Goddard Creek. Click here: <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=9622">Blue Canyon Pass Info on HST</a></p> )
MIdway Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Climb steep slabs interspersed with sand om the south side of the pass. From the top of the pass, follow the ridge crest northwest to where Cathedral Lake and Midway Lake can be seen to the north. Descend the southwest side of the ridge over rock and sand, then gradually contour around to the north to meet Midway Lake.</p> )
Mantle Pass ( <p>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 [url=http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2947][b]RoguePhotonic[/b][/url] 02 Apr 2014 07:32 pm [b]More [url=http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10711][u]Mantle Pass Info[/u][/url] on HST[/b] -</p> )
Dumbbell Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. It is necessary to pass Lake 11108 ft on its western shore. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8065">Dumbbell Pass Information</a></p> )
Frozen Lake Pass ( <p>Class 2-3 pass.From Lake Basin, ascend to Lake 11600 ft in the cirque northwest of Vennacher Needle. Climb steep talus to the left-hand notch visible to the northeast. Descend the steep, loose northeastern side of the pass to the permanent snowfield below. Pass the frozen lake and then make a diagonal descent through a steep talus slope to a nearly perfectly round Lake 11520 ft in Upper Basin. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7731">Frozen Lake Pass Information</a></p> )
Vennacher Col ( <p>Class 3 pass. From the lake north of Cartridge Pass in Lake Basin, ascend the stream that leads to the cirque southwest of Vennacher Needle. Ascend a steep, loose chute to a point about 100 ft below the top of the pass. The class 3 section that follows is best climbed via a left-ascending traverse so that the pass is crossed just north of the actual low point. Descend the east side of the pass and follow the stream southeastward to the JMT. <a href="highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7955">Vennacher Col Information</a></p> )
Pete's Col ( <p>Class 3 pass. A short cut across the Cirque Crest from the basin south of Cartridge Pass to Marion Lake. The east side of the pass is easy; the west side features loose class 3 rock and sand.</p> )
Marion Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Ski Mountaineers Pass ( <p>Class 1-2 pass. This pass consists of sand, scree, and talus, but during moderate to heavy snow years it provides a means for skiers to cross the Kings-Kern Divide.</p> )
Red Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. After traversing and descending from White Pass, climb the easy but loose western side of Red Pass to its summit. Descend the eastern side of the pass and head toward Marion Lake. There is a cliff above the southwestern side of Marion Lake; this is bypassed by means of a gully in its northern side.</p> )
White Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. From Gray Pass continue up the stream a short distance to a round lake. Head eastnortheast from the lake to the basin immediately northwest of Marion Peak. White Pass is the almost level saddle low on Marion Peak's northwest ridge. From the top of the pass, climb the ridge leading to Marion Peak a very short distance in order to bypass a small cliff on the north side. Make a level traverse to the east across talus before making a gradual descent through some loose chutes until you are immediately west of and below Red Pass.</p> )
Gray Pass ( <p>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.</p> )
State Peak Rigde ( <p>Class 2 pass. Used on ski tours of the Cirque Crest.</p> )
Glacier Saddle ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=12184">Glacier Saddle info</a></p> )
Goat Crest Saddle ( <p>Class 1 pass. The south side is easy, but careful routefinding is needed on the upper portion of the northern side. It is best to begin the descent to Glacier Valley well to the west of the lowest of the Glacier Lakes.</p> )
Grouse Lake Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Leave Granite Pass Trail at approx. 10300 ft, just below the lip of Granite Basin. Ascend the west side of Copper Creek to the meadow at the south shore of Grouse Lake. Cross the outlet of the lake, and circle the lake on its east shore. The south side of the pass is easy, but there are talus blocks on the north sides</p> )
Gimme Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Harrington Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. After reaching Frypan Meadow via the Kennedy Canyon Trail, take the west branch of the trail. This leads to Grizzly Lakes after 4 miles. Head northwest from the lakes to the high pass immediately northwest of Mount Harrington. Descend the Gorge of Despair on the northeastern side of the stream. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7811">Harrington Pass Information</a></p> )
Armstrong Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. Climb the chute at the head of Armstrong Canyon to the east shoulder of Peak 12080 ft, which leads to the plateau north of Colosseum Mountain. Descend from the plateau to the southwest before turning northwest to the JMT.</p> )
Colosseum Col ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Explorer Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. From Bench Lake traverse southwest to the valley east of Arrow Pass. Ascend the valley to its head, then climb to the saddle immediately southwest of Peak 12773 ft. The route involves ascending a steep chute, which usually contains hard snow well into summer. an easier route ascends the slope to the east of the chute and ends about 100 feet east of and above the low point of the pass. Descend the basin, staying east of the stream and lakes, to the large lake east of Window Peak. Go southeast, passing a small lake on its south shore before crossing the outlet. Descend the east side of the creek, through a lot of bush, to the JMT.</p> )
Arrow Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. From Bench Lake for the second saddle southwest of Arrow Peak (the first saddle has a cliff on its northern side). From the top of the pass, traverse west above the lake at the head of Arrow Peak before descending the creek to the lowest lake in the basin.</p> )
North Dragon Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. This pass is typically approached from Onion Valley via the unnamed lakes east of and below Dragon Peak. With this approach, it is necessary first to climb to 12400 ft on the Sierra crest and then to descend to North Dragon Pass. From the unnamed lakes, head for the V-shaped notch just north of Dragon Peak. Before reaching this notch, go right (north) toward the square-shaped Dragon's Tooth. Pass this peak to the right (east)and remain on the eastern side of the crest while moving north to the actual pass. Pass another minor peak on its right (east) side, and and then descend on scree down to Dragon Lake. A use trail on the north side of the lake leads to the JMT.</p> )
Gould Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. From Golden Trout Lake climb west ridge between Mount Gould and Dragon Peak. The west side of the pass is descended by means of a steep chute over loose rock to the lakes in the basin west of Dragon Peak. Boulder hop north to Dragon Lake to meet a use trail on its north shore that leads down to Rae Lakes.</p> )
Rixford Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. North side is very steep. Used by skiers.</p> )
Rae Col ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Basin Notch ( <p>Class 1 pass. Leave the JMT at the outlet of Arrowhead Lake and go southwest to the little pass on the ridge north of Fin Dome.</p> )
King Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. From the lower end of Gardiner Basin, climb steep slopes leading northeast to the top of King Col. Descend the northeast side of the pass on steep, loose rock and sand. Descend to the basin below by keeping west of the three lakes and stream. If Woods Creek is running low, you may be able to ford the creek near the meadow opposite Castle Domes. If high, remain on the the south side of Woods Creek and hike 1.5 miles upstream to where the JMT crosses Woods Creek on the bridge. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8531">King Col Information</a></p> )
University Shoulder ( <p>Class 2 pass. Make an ascending traverse across the southwest side of University Peak to the northwest shoulder of the peak, which is southeast of Kearsarge Pinnacles. The north side of the shoulder is rather steep with huge talus, but it leads directly to the Kearsarge Lakes basin.</p> )
University Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. From Robinson Lake, hike up the creek to the lowest point between University Peak and Peak 12910 ft. There is a steep snow gully here for most of the summer, and huge boulders at the base of the pass can make the approach rather tedious. The southwest side of the pass is a long chute with loose rocks.</p> )
Cinder Col ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=12188">Cinder Col info</a></p> )
Brewer Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Eastern side may be impassable due to steep snow. It can be bypassed by climbing the south ridge of Mount Brewer and descending the peak's east ridge to East Lake.</p> )
Thunder Ridge ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8462">Thunder Ridge Information</a></p> )
MacLeod Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Climb a loose chute on the west side of the pass. The eastern side is easy.</p> )
Thunder Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Huge talus is encountered on the lower northern portion of the route. This can minimized by going south of Lake 11600 ft before turning southwest to the southern shore of Lake 11680 ft. Also care must be taken on the northern slopes to ensure that the easiest route is followed. Further, there is a lot of talus along the stream draining the large lake to the southeast of the pass. This can be avoided by keeping northeast of the stream until near Lake 11640 ft. Make a descending traverse from here to the next small valley to the northeast, then make another descending traverse to the east.</p> )
Milly's Foot Pass ( <p>Class 2-3 pass. Class 2 talus leads to the prominent slot that marks the pass on its northwestern side. Near the top. this slot narrows, and the climbing becomes class 3 for about 100 feet.</p> )
Lucy's Foot Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Difficult talus on the north side of the pass. A short cliff just below the top on the north side can be bypassed by moving 150 ft to the east.</p> )
Deerhorn Saddle ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7729">Deerhorn Saddle Information</a></p> )
Harrison Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. North side can have a lot of steep snow and ice, and later in the season steep and loose rock. From East Lake Trail , climb into the basin north of Harrison Pass and the Ericsson Crags. The upper portion of this basin is composed of huge pieces of talus. From the highest lake, either climb the ledges toward Mount Ericsson that lead back to the top of the pass or ascend a loose rock chute directly to the summit of the pass. - by: [url=http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=55][b]quentinc[/b][/url] 29 May 2012 [b]More [url=http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7712][u]Harrison Pass Info[/u][/url] on HST[/b] -</p> )
Ericsson Pass ( <p>Class 2-3 pass. Upper portion of the northern side of this pass is difficult.</p> )
Andy's Foot Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Ice axe required. From the top of Harrison Pass, hike east to the top of Andy's Foot Pass, which is the first pass south - southeast of Gregory's Monument. There is a permanent snowfield in the couloir on the northeast side of the pass, and the angle is quite steep.</p> )
Junction Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. From Pothole on the eastern side of Shepherd, head northwest.Cross the meadow on the bench above The Pothole. Ascend the west side of the stream that leads into the meadow and head into the valley between Junction Peak and Junction Pass. Stay on the north side of the valley and ascend sand and scree to the plateau near the summit of Junction Pass.</p> )
Davis Lakes Pass ( <p>Connects Davis Lake and Wanda Lake. Class 2 More info: <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=9982">Davis Lakes Pass on HST</a></p> )
Matterhorn Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass between Spiller Creek and Matterhorn Canyon</p> )
Twin Peak Pass ( <p>Class 2 Pass between Virginia Canyon and Spiller Creek. Location approximate.</p> )
Stanton Pass ( <p>Class 3. Both sides consist of class 3 ledges and chutes.</p> )
Horse Creek Pass ( <p>Class 2 Pass between Twin Lakes and Spiller Creek.</p> )
Sky Pilot Col ( <p>Class 2 pass leading from 20 Lakes Basin to Shepherd Lake.</p> )
McCabe Pass ( <p>Class 2. Connects 20 Lakes Basin and Upper McCabe Lake.</p> )
Don't Be a Smart Pass ( <p>Class 2. Connects Upper McCabe Lake and Roosevelt Lake. Loose talus and snow can be expected on its north side.</p> )
Kuna Crest Saddle ( <p>Class 2 pass connecting Parker Pass trail and Kuna Creek.</p> )
Garnet Pass ( <p>Class 1 pass between Garnet Lake and Thousand Island Lake.</p> )
Whitebark Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass between Nydiver Lakes and Garnet Lake.</p> )
Volcanic Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass leading between Minaret Creek and Cabin Lake. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7699">Volcanic Pass Information Page</a></p> )
Ritter Pass ( <p>Class 2. Reputed to be the easiest route across the Minarets. Climb southwest from Ediza Lake. The correct pass is to the northwest.</p> )
Lost Lakes Pass ( <p>Class 2 Pass between Rush Creek and Kuna Creek.</p> )
North Glacier Pass ( <p>Pass connecting Lake Catherine and Thousand Island Lake. Class 2. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8580">North Glacier Pass Information</a></p> )
Deadhorse Pass ( <p>Class 1 pass. Position inexact.</p> )
Nancy Pass ( <p>Connects Minaret Creek and King Creek. Class 2. Position inexact.</p> )
Deer Pass ( <p>Class 1 pass between Duck Lake and Deer Lakes.</p> )
Gemini Pass ( <p>Class 2 Pass between Convict Creek and Fish Creek.</p> )
Rohn Pass ( <p>Class 2 Pass connecting Tully Lake and Bighorn Lake. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8582">Rohn Pass Information</a></p> )
Bighorn Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass connecting Grinnell Lake/Laurel Lake and Rosy Finch Lake. Location inexact.</p> )
Shout of Relief Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass crossing the Silver Divide.</p> )
Pace Col (Grinnell Pass) ( <p>Class 2 pass connecting Laurel Creek (Grinell Lakes) and Fish Creek. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7726">Pace Col (Grinnell Pass) Information Page</a></p> )
Hopkins Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass between Hopkins Lakes and Big McGee Lake.</p> )
Half Moon Pass ( <p>Class 3. A direct route between Rock Creek and Mono Creek.</p> )
Hilgard Pass ( <p>Class 2. Leads between the Second Recess and Lake Italy.</p> )
Gabbot Pass ( <p>Class 2. Connects Lake Italy with Upper Mills Creek and Mono Creek. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=11674">Gabbot Pass info</a></p> )
Cox Col ( <p>Class 2. Connects Little Lakes Valley and Italy Lake. On the east, several notches mark this pass - the 1st notch south of the lowest is preferred (see The High Sierra (RJ Secor) p.247)</p> )
Spire Pass ( <p>Class 5 chute on the northern side, Class 3 ledges on the south.</p> )
Peppermint Pass ( <p>Class 2. Connects Dade Lake with Spire Lake. Used in combination with Spire Pass to travel between Pine Creek and Little Lakes Valley.</p> )
Dancing Bear Pass ( <p>Class 2. Connects the western end of Lake Italy with Bear Lakes Basin.</p> )
White Bear Pass ( <p>Class 2. Connects Bear Lakes Basin and the Hilgard Branch of Bear Creek.</p> )
Talus Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. Leave the Colby Pass Trail below the outlet of Colby Lake and go north before turning northwest towards Talus Lake. The pass is just beyond the lake, and it is necessary to drop down to 11,200 ft to bypass a cliff on the northeast side of the pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8461">Talus Pass Information</a></p> )
Pterodactyl Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8450">Pterodactyl Pass Information</a></p> )
Milestone Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. The low point of the saddle has a cliff on its northwestern side. From Milestone Creek, approach the pass on its far right (north) side, then traverse to the left (south) down into the pass. from Milestone Bowl, climb to the low point of the saddle and follow the ridge on the left (north) until it is possible descend easily to Milestone Creek.</p> )
Midway Col ( <p>Class 2-3 pass. Leave the Colby Pass Trail at Colby Lake and climb to Lake 11,523 ft, which is southwest of Midway Mtn. From the lake, cross talus and then follow a ledge that slightly ascends to the right (south). This is followed by approx 20 ft of steep climbing to the summit. The east side of the col is much easier.</p> )
Merriam Lake ( <p>Class 2. The northern side of the pass consists of steep and loose rock, and may be covered with snow or ice.</p> )
Seven Gables Pass ( <p>Class 2, leads between West Pinnacles Creek and Seven Gables Lakes. The northern side is steep and rough. Those heading towards West Pinnacles Creek must ascend south over the shoulder of Gemini before descending towards the lakes along the upper portions of the creek. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=12227">Seven Gables Pass info</a></p> )
Feather Pass ( <p>Class 2. Connects Merriam Lake and Bear Lakes Basin. A short and steep section is encountered on the northern side of the pass. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7713">Feather Pass Information</a></p> )
Ursula Pass ( <p>Class 2. Connects Bear Lakes Basin and the Hilgard Branch of Bear Creek.</p> )
Star Col ( <p>Star Col. Class 1-2 on the south, class 2 on the north. [url=http://www.naturefocused.com/photography/humphreys-basin/star-col.html][img]http://www.naturefocused.com/archives/humphreys-basin/star-coltn.jpg[/img][/url] <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7683#p55424">Star Col Information Page</a></p> )
Carol Col ( <p>Class 1 on the south, 2 on the north. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7686">Carol Col Information Page</a></p> )
Alpine Col ( <p>Class 2-3. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8583">Alpine Col Information</a></p> )
Cataract Pass ( <p>Cataract Pass. Class 2 on the northern side. Cornice may be present on the pass into mid season. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7981">Cataract Pass Information</a></p> )
Lion Lakes Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8438">Lion Lakes Pass Information</a></p> )
Knapsack Pass ( <p>Pass between Dusy Basin and Palisade Basin. Class 1-2 on either side. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7685&p=55455">Knapsack Pass Information</a></p> )
Thunderbolt Col ( <p>Pass between Dusy Basin and Palisade Basin. This pass is class 2, and less preferred relative to Knapsack Pass given its higher elevation and more difficult approach.</p> )
Potluck Pass ( <p>Cross country route between Palisade Basin and the Glacier Creek Drainage. Class 2.</p> )
60 Lakes Col ( <p>Pass between Gardiner Basin and 60 Lakes Basin. Class 2 on both sides.</p> )
Gardiner Pass ( <p>Cross country pass into Gardiner Basin. Typical route is from the east via Charlotte Lake <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8530">Gardiner Pass Information</a></p> )
Longley Pass ( <p>Connects the East Creek drainage with the Cunningham Creek Drainage. Early season, a cornice can be encountered overhanging the eastern side. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8466">Longley Pass Information</a></p> )
Kaweah Pass ( <p>Southern entrance into Kaweah Basin. Class 2 with very loose rock on the North Side. <a href="highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7835">Kaweah Pass Info</a></p> )
Coppermine Pass ( <p>Connects Cloud Canyon with Deadman Canyon. Class 2 on the east and west. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8449">Coppermine Pass Information</a></p> )
Lamarck Col ( <p>Cross country approach from North Lake to Darwin Bench. Class 2.</p> )
Italy Pass ( <p>Connects Granite Park with Lake Italy. The pass has a trail which has not been maintained in many years, and should be considered class 1-2.</p> )
Royce Pass ( <p>Connects Royce Lakes to Honeymoon Lake. Class 1</p> )
Cartridge Pass ( <p>Connects Lakes Basin with the Bench Lake area. An unmaintained trail leads over this pass, which should be considered class 1-2. Click here: <a href="highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=7827">Cartridge Pass info on HST</a></p> )
Sphinx Pass ( <p>Leads between Sphinx Lakes and Big Brewer Lake. Class 2. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=12187">Sphinx Pass info</a></p> )
Virginia Pass ( <p>Connects the Green Creek drainange and the Return Creek drainage. An unmaintained trail crosses Virginia Pass. Class 1-2.</p> )
Wiltes Col ( <p>Class 2-3. Scree gully leading up to pass from the north.</p> )
Blue Lake Pass ( <p>Class 2. Steep talus on the western side.</p> )
Hell Hole ( <p>Class 2 pass. Eastern side is especially difficult, stay to the north to avoid steep cliffs.</p> )
Echo Col ( <p>Echo Col, Class 2-3. The col is marked by a black rock atop a steep chimney. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8882">Echo Col Information</a></p> )
Diaz Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass</p> )
Arc Pass ( <p>Class 2-3 pass.</p> )
Crabtree Pass / Miter Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass</p> )
Discovery Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. From the highest switchback of the Whitney Trail, leave the trail and cross the Sierra crest southeast of Discovery Pinnacle.</p> )
Pinnacle Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. From Mirror Lake, hike up a wide canyon to the northwest, near the base of the cliffs to the north. After 3/4 mils, ledges lead up and right (east) to the pass, located immediately to the east of Pinnacle Pass Needle, which is visible from Mirror Lake. The first past of the descent is class 3 on ledges and leads eastward. The lower portion descends diagonally to the west. From Iceberg Lake to Mirror, climb talus at the first place where the boulders rise prominently against the north face of Pinnacle Ridge. From the top of the talus, climb up the ledges to the pass.</p> )
Whitney-Russell Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. It is not the low point, but the notch immediately northwest of Iceberg Lake. Class 2 slope leads from Iceberg Lake to the pass. The western slopes are easy with only minor talus.</p> )
Russell-Carillon Pass ( <p>Russell-Carillon Pass. Pass between Lone Pine Creek drainage and Tulainyo Lake. Class 2-3. <a href="http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8398">Russell-Carillon Pass Info</a></p> )
Cleaver Col ( <p>Class 3 pass. Steep, difficult pass. Leave the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek where a stream descends from the northwest at approx 10,000 ft, and follow the steam uphill. In the upper part of this drainage move to the left (west) and climb the pass. It is best to circle around Tulainyo on its south side.</p> )
Vacation Pass ( <p>Class 2-3 pass. The easiest crossing is 1/2 mile north of the low point.</p> )
Rockwell Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Tyndall Col ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Glacier Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. From "Groundhog Meadow" along the Sawtooth Pass Trail (at elev 8,757 ft), leave the trail and hike directly up the slope above. You eventually regain the SPT below Sawtooth Pass. At the point where the trail switchbacks to Sawtooth Pass, leave the trail and head for the saddle to the north. The north side is a short, steep cliff, which usually has a small snowfield. Descend on the north side of the pass and go down to Spring Lake, circling it on its north side.</p> )
Crystal Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. It is class 2 from the west, and class 3 from the east on huge granite slabs and benches.</p> )
Cyclemen Lake Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. From Columbine Lake, cross the shallow pass to the north and descend steep slabs and talus to the east shore of Cyclamen Lake. Make an ascending traverse from the lake to CL Pass, this involves more steep slabs and talus.From the top of the pass descend to Big Five Lakes.</p> )
Bilko Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. From Columbine Lake, make an ascending traverse to the pass and descend to Big Five Lake. Only the very top of the pass is class 3.</p> )
Pyra-Queen Col ( <p>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 [url=http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2947][b][u]RoguePhotonic[/u][/b][/url] 02 Apr 2014 [b]More [url=http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=10709][u]Pyra-Queen Col Info[/u][/url] on HST[/b] -</p> )
Eagle Scout Pass ( <p>Class 3 pass. It is necessary to descend the west side pf the pass by heading southwest to keep the difficulty down to class 3.</p> )
Pants Pass ( <p>Class 2 pass. From Nine Lakes Basin, climb loose scree and talus to the top. There are actually two notches stop the pass. The correct notch is the higher one to the north, the southern, lower notch is class 3 on its western side. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8436">Pants Pass Information</a></p> )
Lion Rock Pass 1 ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Lion Rock Pass 2 ( <p>Class 2 pass.</p> )
Lion Rock Pass 2 ( <p>Class 2 pass. <a href="http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8437">Lion Rock Pass 2 Information</a></p> )
Triple Divide Pass ( <p>Class 2 Pass. From Glacier Lake go across the small bowl immediately north of Triple Divide Peak to the pass. From here there are 2 routes. One crosses the basin east of the pass to the south shoulder of Peak 12,560 ft. Cross the shoulder at the 12,000 ft contour and descend to the Colby Pass Trail. The other route from TD Pass traverses around the east side of TDP to the southeast side of the peak. A steep descent, heading almost due south, leads to a break in the steep wall surrounding this side of TDP. From here it is easy to follow the Kern-Kaweah River downstream.</p> )