Ascent to Mount Agassiz-2/3 Up Peak on 2011-07-17
|Others in Party:||Sierra Club - Bob Draney & Joe Speigel Leaders|
|Date:||Sunday, July 17, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Mount Agassiz - 2/3 Up Peak|
| Elevation:||13000 ft / 3962 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||893 ft / 272 m (46% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportJuly 16-17, 2011 Sierra Club SPS Backpack from South Lake (9,678’) trailhead, backpacking to Bishop Lake (11,200’) and set up camp followed by an afternoon exploratory hike up Bishop Pass. Happy hour at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and lights out at 9:00 PM. On Sunday, broke camp and started hiking at 7:00 AM up Bishop Pass (11,972’) then started the climb up the west face of Mt. Agassiz up to 13,000’. We had to abort the climb due to snow conditions and an inaccessible Class 2 route. (Bishop Bass Trail Map – Tom Harrison).
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1028 ft / 313 m|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Route:||Up Bishop Pass, Then Up West Face|
| Trailhead:||Bishop Pass - West Face 11972 ft / 3649 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||30 Minutes|
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