At 13,986 ft., Mt. Humphreys is the 14th highest peak in California. It is also ranked number 70 in the contiguous US. and one of 15 Sierra emblem peaks. The regular route is class 4.
To get there, from Bishop, take route 168, to North Lake. Past North Lake there is a campground. The Piute pass trail leaves from here. Take the trail to Piute Pass. Five miles, 2,100' el. gain to 11,423' From Piute Pass, you can see Mt. Humphreys to the North. Hike over Humphreys Basin to the base of the SouthWest slope.
A good route up one of the highest peaks in the US. Just a couple hundred feet of 3rd class and about 30 feet of 4th class to reach the summit. The 3rd and 4th class are near the top of the route. The 4th class is on solid rock with positive holds.Climb onto the talus and head for the wide, left angling gully. Aim for the notch, Southwest of the summit. Most of this is easy, class 2, some of it is a little loose. Climb all the way to the notch. At the notch, you will see a right angling, 3rd cla...[more]Browse More Classics in CA