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Ericsson Pass

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:33 am
by cgundersen
TITLE: Ericsson Pass

GENERAL OVERVIEW: Connects the small lakes basin bounded by Deerhorn, Stanford and Ericsson with the Upper Kern


LOCATION: John Muir Wilderness

ELEVATION: 3,850 meters

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This is a slightly lower elevation alternative to nearby Harrison Pass for transit between the Upper Kern and the trio of Lakes bounded by Ericsson, Stanford and Deerhorn peaks. As with Harrison Pass the south side is a stroll across the upper Kern plateau, but when you hit the ridge, it's a different story. Like Harrison, this is a long crawl up (or descent down) a hillside with uneven terrain, loose rock and gravel. Unfortunately, we did not get any photos in the chute itself, but it's very similar to Harrison as one can tell from the distant shots below. In the end, there is nothing complicated about this route: it simply requires time and perseverance. I recall pretty much hugging the right wall of the ascent to avoid all the loose rocks in the middle of the chute.

Re: Ericsson Pass

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:33 pm
by cgundersen
We got a slightly better photo of the approach to Ericsson Pass last week and I'll append the image. As one follows the ridgeline from the left, the pass goes up the chute to the more-acute V to the right of the more gradually sloping saddle further to the left (which has more-serious class 3 obstacles);