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Columbine Peak  


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Elevation: 12,668'
Location: 37.0893, -118.5416 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Divesh on Jul 19, 2009
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Description 

Columbine peak is the peak just to the left of Knapsack pass in the Dusy basin. It is first visible over the Bishop pass. The north face of this peak is very prominently visible from the Bishop pass.

Getting There 

From the town of Bishop, take state highway 168 west to the junction with South Lake road. Take the road to the South Lake where it ends at the trailhead for the Bishop pass trail. Hike up the Bishop pass trail to Bishop pass. Aim towards the peak that is closest to the left of the Knapsack pass. This side in the Dusy basin contains north and west sides of the Columbine peak.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.7 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Columbine Peak
Death Dihedral route is sketched with the red line.

Death Dihedral 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : High Sierra : Columbine Peak
The route climbs a very prominent yellow dihedral on Columbine seen from the Dusy basin close to Knapsack pass. The route has a fair amount of loose rock - without which the climbing would be enjoyable. The following describes the route we took, but there is potential for several more routes/variations (even for the crux namesake pitch). It is possible that the summit of the peak can be reached via this route (from top of the ampitheater mentioned below). Additionally, the number of pitches is m...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Columbine Peak from lake just off the Bishop Pass trail, Dusy Basin.
BETA PHOTO: Columbine Peak from lake just off the Bishop Pass ...
Boulder, Isoceles, and Columbine from lake in Dusy Basin.
Boulder, Isoceles, and Columbine from lake in Dusy...
Chris, Tony, and Scott camped in Dusy Basin, with the Palisades beyond.
Chris, Tony, and Scott camped in Dusy Basin, with ...

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By Chris Owen
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From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Nov 19, 2009
As you head south west down the Bishop Pass Trail there are a few good campsites by the first big lake you pass nearby. With some very lovely evening views of alpenglow on the Palisade crest to the east.