University Peak


By: Patricia Meixner

From the Angeles Chapter Schedule

AUG. 11-12 (1956) SAT.-SUN. SIERRA PEAKS
University Peak (13,586'): This peak occupies a prominent place on the Sierra Crest between the Whitney group and the Palisades and commands a fine view of the Kings-Kern Divide. Meet at 7 a.m. Sat. at end of road in Onion Valley (9000'), 16 miles west of Independence. Knapsack 7 miles over Kearsarge Pass (11,823') to camp at upper Kearsarge Lake. Sun., 6 mile roundtrip climb of University Peak via a rough route involving Class 2 and 3 rock scrambling and scree climbing. Then knapsack 7 miles back to cars. Rugged! Driving: 450 miles. Leader: FRANK SANBORN. Asst.: CHUCK MILLER.

From the September 1956 issue of Southern Sierran


--Patricia Meixner

UNIVERSITY PEAK?? Aug 11-12 (1956) Leader: Chuck Miller

On Sat. 16 people left Onion Valley at 8 am for the 5-mile hike into the Kearsarge Lakes. The afternoon was spent swimming and loafing, and a few people did some climbing on a ridge behind camp. A decision was also reached that afternoon. We decided that instead of making the cruddy class 1 climb of University (Peak), we would wait until some other time to climb it by the 3rd class route and instead would climb Mt. Gould and Dragon Pk.

So Sun. morning at 7 am we hiked to Kearsarge Pass and left our packs to first climb Mt. Gould. It was a beautiful day and the view was grand. However, while on Mt. Gould half the group decided that they preferred a leisurely weekend and only 7 went on to climb Dragon Pk. The last were down at the cars at 5:30 pm.


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