Correction to Secor
Old Bones Pass
by Phil Martz (email@example.com)
I would recommend a change in classification for Old Bones Pass from class 2
to class 3, or to class 2-3. On a two week exploration through the Ritter
Range and the Lyell-Maclure area, I crossed Old Bones Pass from north to
south. The descent of the first 100 feet on the south side of the pass was
difficult and should probably be done by removing packs and roping them
down over a couple of difficult sections.
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of about 100% of off-trail High Sierra Passes. The file is at
Download and open in TOPO! for locations of passes. I am continuing
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