Cloudripper West Chute

  • 06/08/2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 06/09/2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • South Lake Trailhead
  • 0


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Join MAA members for a climb of spectacular 13,525 Cloudripper mountain near Bishop. This is an overnight climb on the west chute route. Participants will need to be proficient at Class 3 scrambling and off trail mountain travel. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 6. Hope to have you out with us!

SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on MAA profile. Those registered will be notified.


  • What's happening: Ascent of Cloudripper peak 13,525, via the West Chute route, Class 3 scrambling. Descend same route. Total mileage of approximately 11 miles and 4,000 feet elevation gain and loss. Overnight camping.
  • Due to permits we will be over-nighting in the Treasure Lake Basin
  • Where to meet: 9:00 am, South Lake Trailhead out of Bishop
  • Event Leader: Kevin Koenig, Cory Knott
  • Minimum / Maximum: 4,6 
  • What to bring: Warm, wicking and stormproof clothing. Equipment for overnight camping and scrambling in the mountains. Helmet, mountain boots or approach shoes, mountain axe, crampons. Food and water for an overnight, shelter and cooking options. Some of this may be group gear.
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.


  • DAY 1: 
    • Meet and greet at the South Lake Trailhead.
    • Hike 2.5 miles to Treasure Lakes and stop for Lunch. 
    • Continue to camp at the North side of Hurd Peak in the Treasure Lakes Basin and explore the surrounding area.
  • DAY 2: 
    • Alpine Start, break down camp, drop packs at Bishop pass trail.
    • Climb Cloudripper via the West Chute route. Return to packs, and head back to the trailhead.
  • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
  • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
  • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
  • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
  • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
  • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

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