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Northwest Ridge T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
South West Chute 2 A.K.A. "Bob Burd Staircase" T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Elevation: 12,893 ft
GPS: 36.729, -118.499 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Chris Owen on Jul 14, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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.


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Glad you enjoyed it Jennifer. Dec 8, 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. Sep 19, 2010

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