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keith_b00ne


Jul 26, 2013, 10:47 AM
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Mt Humphrey, California
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I am interested in climbing Mt Humphrey in Inyo National Forester this year. (Probably in Aug/Sept) Two people in our four man team are newbs so we are going to do the class 4 northwest face. Anyone every done this? I am new to the sierra wilderness permit system and am concerned about permits being difficult to get since I didn't reserve them in advance. What's my odds on getting walk in permits? Any alternative mountains in the area in the event we can't get permits? I may try a car to car if we can't get an overnight.


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WOLF_Larsen85


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I am interested to know how this trip turned out? I was about to post for some info on this mountain for Dec/Jan...I was planning a car to car. Did you end up on the mountain?


keith_b00ne


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WOLF_Larsen85 wrote:
I am interested to know how this trip turned out? I was about to post for some info on this mountain for Dec/Jan...I was planning a car to car. Did you end up on the mountain?

I ended up getting so much better feedback on route quality that I ended up climbing Bear Creek Spire as an overnighter. That doesn't help you much, but I plan on doing Mt Humphrey this summer.


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Humphreys is far easier to do as a car to car than Bear Creek Spire. But you'll need some clearance on your vehicle to make that a reality. The road from the Buttermilks to the trailhead has gottenmangled from ATVs. Perhaps a better option for access is to mountain bike in from the Con-Edison pipeline access road that takes off just uphill from the south lake turnoff. Once you're on the climb itself, The little snow/ice gully usually has a small bergschrund that opens up about early sept, and after you get up that gully, it's a pretty low key alpine rock pitch to get to the summit. A little bit of loose stuff, so pay attention. I'd say the summit pitch is 5.4 ish. Trend right. Look for the vintage 1950s piton, too.


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