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Mt. Francis Farquhar Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 12,893'
Location: 36.7286, -118.4989 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Jul 14, 2007
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Description 

Part of the "Brewer Group". A remote and fine peak with wonderful views of the Bubbs Creek Drainage from the summit. Named after Francis Farquhar, Sierra mountaineer.

In the summit logbook you'll find the following:

“Welcome to the summit of Mt. Farquhar may you have some of the joys and pleasure of climbing peaks and reaching summits in the Sierra Nevada as Francis and I have.”

Marjory Bridge-Farquhar 1990

That's what it's all about IMHO.

Getting There 

The approach is for routes on the west face of the mountain.

From Road's End at Cedar Grove hike east, aiming for the Bubbs Creek Trail - once above the valley floor, and at the bridge, head up the Sphinx Creek Trail (pretty darn withering). Break off this trail as it heads up towards Avalanche Pass and follow a faint trail/crosscountry south to lower Sphinx Lake, which makes a very peaceful and far from the madding crowd campsite.

Go here for west entry permits.



Climbing Season

For the High Sierra area.

Weather station 15.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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South West Chute 2 A.K.A. "Bob Burd Staircase" 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a  CA : High Sierra : ... : Mt. Francis Farquhar
I set out to climb the North West Ridge, but after arriving at the base of the route I noticed the chute immediately to the right appeared to be far more attractive. I was amazed with the quality of stone and the lack of scree, or talas. The route ends just south of the true summit but there is an SRC register at the false summit. Near the true summit there was a glass jar that seems to be the more popular register. This hike and climb truly do make "Good day out in the backco...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Mt. Francis Farquhar Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Panorama from the summit.
Panorama from the summit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Charlotte Dome from the summit.
Charlotte Dome from the summit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Noreen Owen takes a break before breaking out cros...
Noreen Owen takes a break before breaking out cros...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brewer Group as seen from the east (Winter Alta), ...
Brewer Group as seen from the east (Winter Alta), ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Flowers; Lower Sphinx Lake environs photo by Noree...
Flowers; Lower Sphinx Lake environs photo by Noree...
Rock Climbing Photo: Reeds, sunlight, and Sphinx waters by Noreen Owen
Reeds, sunlight, and Sphinx waters by Noreen Owen
Rock Climbing Photo: Lower Sphinx Lake reflection, photo by Noreen Owen
Lower Sphinx Lake reflection, photo by Noreen Owen
Rock Climbing Photo: Marjory Bridge's dedication in the summit register...
Marjory Bridge's dedication in the summit register...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Francis Farquhar seen from Charlotte Dome.
Mt. Francis Farquhar seen from Charlotte Dome.

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By Jennifer Farquhar
Sep 19, 2010
So nice to see this. I was on the first family trip to Mt. Farquhar in July 1990. I am married to David Farquhar, son of Peter Farquhar, oldest son of Marjory and Francis.
By Chris Owen
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From: Big Bear Lake
Dec 8, 2010
Glad you enjoyed it Jennifer.

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