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High Sierra Passes

 

This is the most accurate and complete information available on High Sierra Passes.  Please email me (Phil Martz) with corrections or more definitive information.

Notes:

  • Map: Clicking on the pass name brings up a map of the pass and surrounding area.
  • Pass Variations: If there are important variations to the pass, there will be a second entry with the word "Option" or "Alternate".

Difficulty Definitions:

  • Class 1 - Walking on easy terrain. This applies to all developed, maintained trails, and the most gradual of off-trail passes.
  • Class 2 - More difficult off-trail passes. There is a wide range of difficulty encompassed by "class 2". Possibly very extensive and exhausting boulder hopping, steep hiking over loose rock, talus, and scree. Hands may be used for balance. Some risk of falling is present, but your exposure (i.e., the distance you would fall) is usually not great. Occasionally, the more difficult class 2 passes may require roping of packs for short stretches. Route finding is critical: The "correct" route may be class 2, but a slight variation, deviation, or choice of direction may quickly become class 3 or 4.
  • Class 3 - This is climbing and should not be attempted without having the proper skills and experience. Your exposure (i.e., distance below) is a risk. You must know how to climb safely. You must know when to turn back. Correct route finding is critical. Hands and arms are used for holding on and to climb. Some stretches may require roping of packs, and individuals may require a belay. Miscues may result in serious falls and injury.
Pass Lat Long Elev Description
Agassiz Col 37.10736 -118.53071 13,043 Class 3. This and Scimitar Pass are the couple of direct crossings of the Palisades. West side access is more easily attained by the Bishop Pass Trail.
Agnew Pass 37.73384 -119.14379 9,896 Class 1 trail.
Alpine Col 37.21483 -118.69466 12,243 Class 2. Talus and loose rock. Go around the east side of Lake 11,910.
Alpine Pass 37.0127 -118.70222 11,173 Class 2.
Andy's Foot Pass 36.69932 -118.39541 13,690 Class 2. Ice axe required
Arc Pass 36.55139 -118.27083 12,927 Class 2-3.
Armstrong Col 36.91637 -118.37506 11,833 Class 2.
Arrow Peak Descent 1 36.89953 -118.48222 11,018 Class 2. From Arrow Peak/Pass, route  descending to Woods Creek. Martz
Arrow Peak Descent 2 36.88141 -118.48049 9,641 Class 2. Steep brush and dirt bushwhack or slabs. Martz
Arrow Pass 36.92448 -118.47881 11,661 Class 2. Rock.  Arrow Peak is class 2 from here. Route from Arrow Peak/Pass area descending to Woods Creek.
Avalanche Pass 36.74764 -118.55898 10,046 Class 1 trail.
Bard Pass 37.51466 -118.88611 12,051 Class 2.
Basin Notch 36.82552 -118.41858 10,726 Class 1.
Baxter Pass 36.83533 -118.37593 12,250 Class 1 trail.
Beck Lakes Pass 37.64292 -119.16856 10,791 Class 2. 
Bighorn Pass 37.46594 -118.86566 11,281 Class 2. Sierra High Route
Bilko Pass 36.46933 -118.541 11,355 Class 3
Birch Creek Pass 37.06571 -118.44291 12,756 Class 3
Bishop Pass 37.11503 -118.54491 11,979 Class 1 trail. One of the easiest east side passes. Provides access to the superb Dusy Basin.
Blackcap Pass 37.07631 -118.78583 11,155 Class 2. Blackcap Mountain is class 1 from here.
Black Giant Pass

Map 2

37.10131 -118.65797 12,191 Class 2. This is an easy pass into the Ionian Basin. The contrast is striking: On the shoulder of the Black Giant (class 2 from here), to the south, a dramatic vista of darker mountains. To the north, the clean granite of the Evolution region. Circle Lake 11,828 on its NW side to it's outlet.
Black Rock Pass 36.48592 -118.55191 11,682 Class 1 Trail
Bloody Pass 37.55529 -118.91388 11,314 Class 1 Trail. Bloody Mountain is class 2 from here.
Blue Canyon Pass 37.02962 -118.72205 11,462 Class 2.
Blue Lake Pass 37.68505 -119.29069 11,237 Class 2. Sierra High Route
Bolton Brown Shoulder 37.04734 -118.44649 13,271 Class 2.
Brewer Pass 36.70325 -118.48005 12,623 Class 2. Alternative route for east side is the east ridge of Mt. Brewer.  Mt. Brewer is class 2 from the pass and from the east ridge.
Bunny Ears Pass (also Hands and Knees, or Cyclamen Lake) 36.47413 -118.54695 11,113 Class 3
Carol Col or Puppet Pass 37.27819 -118.72424 11,804 Class 2. Sierra High Route. AKA Puppet Pass.
Carter Col 37.51252 -118.88133 12,128 Class 2.
Cartridge Pass 36.97554 -118.48735 11,760 Class 2.
Cataract Creek Pass 37.02192 -118.51611 11,499 Class 2. Observation Peak is class 2 from here.
Charybdis Col 37.08866 -118.66144 12,056 Class 2. Enchanted Gorge access: Follow the string of small lakes and north side of outlet creek for a steep descent into Enchanted Gorge. 
Chimney Pass (Secor) 37.07477 -118.4898 12,579 Class 2. Secor location is .5 S. of Palisade Crest, another option (appears to be lower and easier) is .7 SW of Palisade Crest. Another option even better appears to be Cirque Pass.
Chimney Pass (correct) 37.07214 -118.49315 12,422 Class 2. Secor location is .5 S. of Palisade Crest, another option (appears to be lower and easier) is .7 SW of Palisade Crest.
Cinder Col 36.69974 -118.4911 12,105 Class 2
Cirque Crest Crossing 36.94472 -118.53418 12,023 Class ?. Martz. Appears feasible, haven't tried it.
Cirque Pass 37.07086 -118.49987 12,047 Class 3 in Secor. Sierra High Route. Good route finding avoids  most class 3 work. Secor describes Chimney Pass as preferable, although Chimney is higher and appears more difficult. Cirque Pass makes nice connection with Potluck Pass.
Cirque Ridge 36.94523 -118.52609 11,922 Class 2-3.
Cleaver Col 36.59531 -118.27617 12,915 Class 3. Steep, difficult. Mt Carillon is class 2-3 from here.
Clinch Pass 37.72219 -119.23266 11,506 Class 2
Colby Pass 36.61838 -118.50118 11,977 Class 1 Trail
Coliseum Col 36.90452 -118.38123 11,590 Class 2. Mt Cedric Wright is class 1 from here.
Confusion Pass 37.0978 -118.76346 11,403 Class 2. Valor Pass is easier.
Contact Pass 37.10919 -118.4854 11,752 Class 2
Copper Mine Pass (Secor) 36.60261 -118.5531 11,936 Class 2. This pass crosses Glacier Ridge 0.3 mi N of Peak 12,345. Secor describes as possibly easy to extremely difficult depending on ice. See Coppermine Pass "old".
Copper Mine Pass (old) East

West

36.59627

36.59613

-118.5505

-118.55822

12,169

11,858

Class 2. This pass takes the ridge from just S. of the old copper mine along the ridge of peak 12,345 to connect Deadman and Cloud Canyons. The use trail is difficult to find coming from the East side. If first crossing the pass from West to East take careful note of where and how you will recover the trail when returning from east to west. This pass is easier than the Secor option described above.
Corridor Pass 37.50627 -118.85253 11,797 Class 2
Cottonwood Pass 36.45356 -118.21504 11,191 Class 1 trail. Easy pass rounding the southern end of the High Sierra. North from here brings one to the Mt. Whitney region.
Cox Col 37.37047 -118.77011 13,044 Class 2
Coyote Pass 36.98031 -118.76355 10,072 Class 2
Crabtree Pass 36.54834 -118.2811 12,585 Class 2. Connects upper Rock Creek and Crabtree Lakes.
Crater Pass 36.9318 -118.42305 12,247 Class 2. Martz. Whitefork Creek route to the John Muir Trail. Crater Mountain is Class 2 from here. Bighorns frequent the Whitefork Creek/Crater Mountain area.
Crocker Col 37.48084 -118.82405 11,982 Class 2-3. Mt Crocker is class 1, summit blocks class 3.
Crystal Pass 36.44509 -118.55621 11,384 Class 3 on east side.
Cyclamen Lake Pass (also Hands and Knees, or Bunny Ears) 36.47413 -118.54695 11,113 Class 3
Dancing Bear Pass 37.34308 -118.79602 12,152 Class 2
Davis Lake Pass 37.12245 -118.70423 11,662 Class 2. Easy boulders. At the pass, note beautiful tarns in the midst of huge boulders.
Davis-McGee Pass 37.13287 -118.71483 11,730 Class 2. Tedious talus on S. side.
Deadhorse Pass 37.65155 -119.15161 9,778 Class 1
Deerhorn Saddle 36.70858 -118.40435 12,605 Class 2
Deer Pass 37.55861 -118.97541 11,270 Class 1
Diaz Pass 36.51915 -118.23443 13,250 Class 2. Easy, expansive plateau at Mt. Langley
Discovery Pass 36.55723 -118.28667 13,540 Class 2. Off trail route to Crabtree Lakes. Descent on W side is easiest toward outlet creek of lake at 12,100.
Donohue Pass 37.7605 -119.24816 11,066 Class 1 trail
Duck Pass 37.55862 -118.96283 10,804 Class 1.
Dumbbell Lakes Pass 36.99742 -118.5148 11,723 Class 2
Dykeman Pass 37.00016 -118.71571 10,993 Class 2
Eagle Scout Pass 36.54326 -118.56055 11,589 Class 2. Eagle Scout Peak is class 2 from here.
Elizabeth Pass 36.59915 -118.57623 11,388 Class 1 Trail. North is a great view down the length of Deadman Canyon. South is the fins, knobs, and domes of Valhalla. Upper Deadman toward Horn Col is a granite paradise.
Ericsson Pass 36.69951 -118.40857 12,586 Class 2-3
Explorer Pass 36.91812 -118.45416 12,293 Class 3. Class 2 via slopes to E
Fair Trade Pass 37.0308 -118.47768 12,469 Class 2-3. Martz. E side requires handholds for last 200 feet.
Feather Pass 37.32111 -118.78203 12,376 Class 2. Sierra High Route
Finger Col 37.03538 -118.73286 11,571 Class 2
Fiske Col 37.13252 -118.67051 12,589 Class 2
Fleming Pass 37.16474 -118.85613 10,585 Class 1
Foerster Ridge 37.69453 -119.291 11,242 Class 2. Foerster Peak is class 2-3 along nw ridge.
Forester Pass 36.69437 -118.37343 13,066 Class 1 trail. Classic, spectacular, switchback High Sierra pass.
Franklin Col 37.52712 -118.90811 11,822 Class 2-3
Franklin Pass 36.41263 -118.54513 11,731 Class 1 Trail
Frozen Lake Pass Option 37.00382 -118.47993 12,431 Class ? Option to Frozen Lake Pass. Martz
Frozen Lake Pass 37.00603 -118.48275 12,346 Class 2-3. Ice axe required
Gabbott Pass 37.3797 -118.79182 12,258 Class 2. Sierra High Route
Gardiner Pass 36.79911 -118.48174 11,169 Class 2
Gardiner Pass E. 36.80858 -118.4625 12,017 Class 2. Secor PG 153?
Garnet Pass 37.70656 -119.184 10,138 Class 1 Easy off-trail connection between Garnet and Thousand Island Lakes.
Gemini Lake Pass 37.30001 -118.81294 12,021 Class 2, Martz. Climb gully or rib to Gemini Lake. Ice Axe helpful. Consider also Stough Pass.
Gemini Pass 37.50871 -118.87716 12,054 Class 2. Red Slate Mountain is class 2 from here.
Gimme Pass 36.89268 -118.69236 10,439 Class 2. Connects Lost and Slide Canyons.
Glacier Divide 37.23104 -118.78511 11,712 Class 2?
Glacier Pass 36.46453 -118.56791 10,970 Class 2. On N side a good use trail enters from the E and removes all but one very short stretch of class 3.
Glacier Saddle 36.89904 -118.56871 11,261 Class 2. Glacier Lakes to Kid Creek
Glacier Ridge Pass 36.63284 -118.56034 11,829 Class 3, Martz
Glen Pass 36.7895 -118.41151 11,964 Class 1 trail
Goat Crest Saddle 36.88687 -118.5868 11,468 Class 1. Sierra High Route
Goddard Col 37.09654 -118.71741 12,275 Class 2
Goddard Creek Pass 37.09403 -118.71647 12,381 Class 2.
Goodale Pass 37.46373 -118.94039 10,984 Class 1 trail
Goode Pass 37.1151 -118.56745 12,668 Class 2. SKIER
Gould Pass 36.78619 -118.37704 12,853 Class 2
Granite Bear Pass 37.33707 -118.78093 12,390 Class 2
Granite Pass 36.87812 -118.61081 10,678 Class 1
Gray Pass N. 36.96554 -118.56153 10,774 Class 1. Sierra High Route
Gray Pass S. 36.95785 -118.57224 10,881 Class 1. Sierra High Route
Grinnell Col 37.47166 -118.84728 11,627 Class 3. See Climber.org Grinnell
Grouse Lake Pass 36.86679 -118.59144 11,086 Class 2. Sierra High Route
Gunsight Pass 37.10157 -118.76595 11,655 Class 2. APPROACH FROM HOLSTER
Haeckel Col 37.1538 -118.66643 12,691 Class 2. Jumbled rock and sand. On SW side descend completely to Lake 11,808 before rounding it's N side.
Hands and Knees Pass (also Cyclamen Lake, or Bunny Ears Pass) 36.47413 -118.54695 11,113 Class 3
Half-Moon Pass 37.45109 -118.76196 11,480 Class 3
Harrington Pass 36.87652 -118.72902 10,711 Class 2. To Gorge of Despair
Harrison Pass 36.69947 -118.40373 12,717 Class 2. Steep and icy on north side. Consider this a class 2+.
Hell For Sure Pass 37.14588 -118.79815 11,300 Class 1 Trail
Hellhole 37.75286 -119.29006 12,209 Class 2. Steep cliffs on east
Hilgard Pass 37.36842 -118.82103 12,502 Class 2
Hopkins Pass 37.48016 -118.84366 11,428 Class 2
Horn Col 36.60599 -118.58207 11,293 Class 2. Dramatic passage between Deadman Canyon and Lonely Lake
Huntington Col 37.47297 -118.78263 11,848 Class 3
Hurd Col 37.13218 -118.56867 11,722 Class 2
Hutton Col 37.12525 -118.79482 11,461 Class 2
Island Pass 37.73696 -119.19471 10,222 Class 1 trail
Isosceles Pass 37.09209 -118.53846 12,049 Class 3
Italy Pass 37.35255 -118.78399 12,418 Class 2
Jigsaw Pass 37.11937 -118.53422 12,491 Class 3
Junction Pass 36.69547 -118.35998 13,224 Class 2
Kaweah Gap 36.55728 -118.55135 10,704 Class 1 Trail
Kaweah Pass 36.53156 -118.47488 12,375 Class 2. S side involves extensive boulder hopping culminating in strenuous traverse of lake. N side is steep with much loose rock.
Kearsarge Pass 36.77329 -118.37648 11,838 Class 1 trail. One of the easiest east side passes.
King Col 36.83581 -118.46379 11,556 Class 2. Gardiner Basin to Woods Creek
King Col option 36.83503 -118.47146 11,167 Class ?. Alternate to Woods Creek
King Col option 36.83693 -118.48358 11,137 Class ?. Alternate to Woods Creek
Knapsack Pass 37.08358 -118.54344 11,669 Class 2. Sierra High Route. This is easier than the nearby Isosceles Pass.
Kuna Pass 37.82086 -119.23452 11,812 Class 2
Lamarck Col 37.19033 -118.66737 12,849 Class 2. From North Lake the direct route into the Darwin Canyon/Evolution region. The well worn use trail begins near the east end of Upper Lamarck Lake, goes south and then proceeds west along a ridge and drainage to the col above an icy lake. Mt. Lamarck is class 1 from the col.
Lane Pass 37.05386 -118.43586 13,167 Class 2
LaSalle Col 37.31017 -118.79456 11,992 Class 2
Lion Lake Pass 36.59359 -118.53873 11,610 Class 2. Extensive talus on south side.
Lion Rock Pass - E 36.58175 -118.5333 11,772 Class 2.  see Climber.org Lion Rock
Lion Rock Pass - W 36.58209 -118.53747 11,794 Class 2  see Climber.org Lion Rock
Lobe Pass 37.23366 -118.76924 12,336 Class 2
Longley Pass 36.69017 -118.47972 12,424 Class 1, A cornice may be encountered on the east side.  circumvent this by traversing along rock on the north side of the snow pack. South Guard (13,224 ft) is class 2 from the pass.
Lost Lakes Pass 37.79211 -119.21167 11,453 Class 1
Lucifer's Saddle E. 37.11777 -118.81099 11,182 Class 2. Trend NE to descend
Lucifer's Saddle W. 37.11968 -118.81306 11,063 Class 2
Lucy's Foot Pass 36.69676 -118.42334 12,413 Class 2-3. The N side final portion includes some steeper climbing. Backpackers should be comfortable with short sections of class 3. Mt. Ericsson is class 2 from here.
Lyell Col 37.73734 -119.26711 12,418 Class 3
Lyell-Maclure Col 37.74159 -119.2762 12,442 Class 3-4
Macleod Pass 36.66739 -118.47521 13,121 Class 2
Mantle Pass 37.02277 -118.75015 10,934 Class 2 Crown Basin to Blue Canyon connection.
Marie Pass 37.7279 -119.23886 11,922 Class 2, Martz, From Marie Lakes, access to untrammeled region of N Fork San Joaquin. From Marie Lake 3309-7 ascend ridge to east of permanent snow to divide.
Marion Pass 36.95999 -118.51386 12,046 Class 2. Cirque Crest crossing. Marion Peak is class 2 from here.
Martha-Davis Pass 37.11996 -118.72921 11,860 Class 2 route between Martha and Davis Lakes. On descent to Davis trend SE to find reasonable slabs and chute before heading N.
Mather Pass 37.03154 -118.45988 12,155 Class 1 trail
McDonald Pass 37.64972 -119.18843 10,655 Class 2
McGee Lakes Pass 1 37.1476 -118.69966 11,569 Class 2. Easy rock and brush
McGee Lakes Pass 2 37.13408 -118.70486 11,750 Class 2
McGee Pass 37.50115 -118.86051 11,964 Class 1 trail. Red Slate Mountain (massive talus pile) is class 2 from here.
Merced Peak Ridge 37.63072 -119.39257 11,065 Class 1
Merriam Pass 37.30016 -118.8015 12,022 Class 3
Midway Col 36.63827 -118.48395 12,914 Class 2-3
Midway Pass 37.0344 -118.74209 11,707 Class 2
Milestone Pass 36.63309 -118.48179 12,948 Class 2
Milly's Foot Pass 36.6858 -118.43 12,294 Class 3 section at the top
Mono Pass 37.42546 -118.77258 12,075 Class 1 trail
Mosquito Pass 37.1862 -118.85365 10,443 Class 2
Muir Pass

Map 2

37.11189 -118.67078 11,968 Class 1 trail. stone hut in mountain drama.
Muro Blanco 36.94171 -118.50008 9,190 Class 2. Major bushwhack descent. take your time and enjoy the isolation.
Nancy Pass 37.64008 -119.14344 10,169 Class 2. Sierra High Route
New Army Pass 36.49086 -118.2398 12,256 Class 1 trail. superb, long swithcbacks. Mt. Langley is class 1 from here.
Nietzsche Col

Map 2

37.10813 -118.67963 12,479 Class 2
North Dragon Pass 36.80067 -118.37432 12,013 Class 3
North Glacier Pass 37.70129 -119.20582 11,171 Class 2. Sierra High Route. AKA Glacier Lake Pass. For hikers, one of the easier Ritter Range crossings.
Old Bones Pass 37.70082 -119.26741 11,584 Class 2-3, Short class 3 cliff on S. side should be done with roped packs.
Pace Col 37.47976 -118.86559 11,608 Class 2
Packsaddle Pass 37.22388 -118.75641 12,436 Class 2. Steep with snow
Pants Pass 36.5734 -118.52751 12,001 Class 2
Peak 11840 Pass 37.28282 -118.85077 11,231 Class 2, along the ridge
Peppermint Pass 37.3713 -118.76221 12,379 Class 2
Pete's Col 36.96788 -118.49661 11,589 Class 3
Picket Creek Pass 36.56385 -118.46205 10,835 Class 2
Pika Pass 37.5531 -118.93904 11,571 Class 2
Pinchot Pass 36.93614 -118.41241 12,034 Class 1 trail
Pine Creek Pass 37.31745 -118.73615 11,141 Class 1 trail
Pinnacle Pass 36.57393 -118.27292 12,267 Class 3
Piute Pass 37.23901 -118.68408 11,402 Class 1 trail. One of the easiest east side passes.
Potluck Pass 37.07947 -118.50814 12,146 Class 2. Sierra High Route. From W easy ascent along benches. On E side, approach of descend from E (not SE) for easiest route. This makes nice connection with Cirque Pass.
Pretty Pass 37.52892 -118.90174 11,835 Class 2. Very tedious. From a contributor: This one is really nasty: The northwest (Franklin Lake) side has some of the loosest, steepest talus and boulder fields. From sand, to scree, to gigantic boulders, everything is ready to roll. Assuming that you're coming from Convict Creek, once you get down to
the snowfield ... the moraine at the
bottom just offers more of the same.
Pterodactyl Pass 36.60443 -118.6081 10,910 Class 2. Correct location is lower rather than higher in the ridge.
Puppet Pass or Carol Col 37.27819 -118.72424 11,804 Class 2. Sierra High Route. AKA Carol col
Pyra-Queen Col 36.55164 -118.50773 12,730 Class 2
Rae Col 36.79758 -118.41671 11,711 Class 2. Rae Lakes to Sixty Lakes Basin
Rambaud Pass 37.03922 -118.62281 11,487 Class 2
Recess Pass 37.3881 -118.86306 11,941 Class 2
Red Lake Pass 37.02669 -118.4227 12,990 Class 3
Red Pass 36.96546 -118.5275 11,580 Class 2. Sierra High Route
Reinstein Pass 37.08153 -118.73465 11,799 Class 2. Large slabs
Ritter-Banner Saddle 37.69304 -119.19783 12,014 Class 3. Ice axe required
Ritter Pass 37.67326 -119.19236 11,115 Class 2. For hikers, one of the easier Ritter Range crossings.
Rockbound Saddle 37.67734 -119.28129 10,663 Class 1, Martz. Easy crossing between Bench Canyon and Long Creek.
Rockwell Pass 36.64685 -118.36556 12,042 Class 2
Rodgers Pass 37.73007 -119.26004 12,220 Class 2
Rohn Pass 37.47415 -118.87951 11,261 Class 2, Martz. This is a walk on the S side over benches. N side is easy scree and talus with some snow fields optional to assist in the ascent/descent. The traverse to Walton Col is easy.
Royce Pass 37.33019 -118.76125 11,769 Class 1
Royce Pass Option 37.33258 -118.76797 11,883 Class 2. Round a shoulder on the NE side of Lake 11,725.
Royce Merriam Saddle 37.31236 -118.76852 12,213 Class 2, Ice axe required
Ruskie Pass 37.30241 -118.80004 12,074 Class 2
Russell Carillon Pass

AKA: Russell Col

36.59138 -118.28101 13,263 Class 2-3. East approach from Clyde Meadow avoids steeper cliffs above Upper Boy Scout Lake. Mt Carillon is class 2-3 from here.
Russell Pass 37.74647 -119.28891 12,227 Class 2. This is easier than Lyell-Maclure Col. The ascent to the steep ridge from the north is tedious over talus and sun-cupped Maclure Glacier. First 100 feet on south side require care.
Sawmill Pass 36.88309 -118.36435 11,295 Class 1 trail
Sawtooth Pass 36.46068 -118.56164 11,718 Class 1 trail. Sawtooth Peak is class 2 from here.
Scimitar Pass 37.08499 -118.49123 13,188 Class 3. This and Agassiz Col are the couple of direct crossings of the Palisades. West side access is more easily attained by the Bishop Pass Trail. Issues with this pass, see
Climber.org Scimitar
Climber.org Scimitar 2
Selden Pass 37.28972 -118.87288 10,901 Class 1 Trail
Seven Gables Pass 37.30421 -118.82145 12,082 Class 2
Shepard Pass 36.67345 -118.34527 11,902 Class 1. Major ascent, strenuous in the heat, little water.
Shout-of-Relief Pass 37.47322 -118.87332 11,388 Class 2. Sierra High Route. Martz. N side is gentle cross country. S side is over easy benches and scree.
Siberian Pass 36.4679 -118.27117 10,987 Class 1 trail
Silver Pass 37.46993 -118.92297 10,958 Class 1 Trail
Sixty Lake Col 36.80444 -118.44133 11,739 Class 2. Gardiner Basin to Sixty Lake route
Ski Mountaineer's Pass 36.69254 -118.36929 13,173 Class 2
Sluggo Pass 37.72167 -119.28873 11,527 Class 2
Snow-Tongue Pass 37.22147 -118.72202 12,172 Class 2-3. Sierra High Route
Southfork Pass 37.06761 -118.45265 12,554 Class 3. Difficult and strenuous
South Notch 37.65598 -119.17123 11,298 Class 2. Ice axe required
Sphinx Col 36.71094 -118.50397 12,016 Class 2
Stanford Col 37.48704 -118.80935 11,580 Class 3
Steelhead Pass 37.28975 -118.70618 12,102 Class 2
Stough Pass 37.29947 -118.80787 11,918 Class 2. Gemini Lake Pass (Martz) is preferable on the north side.
Tablelands Pass 36.62352 -118.6115 11,258 Class 1. Easy hiking across Tablelands meadows. Class 2 descent on large slabs to Big Bird Lake.
Taboose Pass 36.98481 -118.41395 11,391 Class 1 trail. Big ascent/descent from desert to remote alpine.
Talus Pass 36.65073 -118.49871 11,449 Class 2.
The Gap 37.66814 -119.18376 11,122 Class 2. Ice axe required
The Keyhole 37.21444 -118.68777 12,527 Class 2. Short Class 3 on SW side. Hike around the east side of Lake 11,910.
Third-Fourth Divide 37.41034 -118.79868 11,965 Class 2. Convenient connection between Third and Fourth Recesses.
Three D Divide 37.62476 -119.36996 10,793 Class 1
Thunderbolt Pass 37.09547 -118.52473 12,367 Class 2
Thunder Pass 36.66818 -118.47145 12,706 Class 2. Ice axe required
Thunder Ridge 36.66651 -118.48663 11,995 Class 2
Timber Gap 36.46877 -118.59876 9,526 Class 1 Trail
TrailCrest 36.55928 -118.29131 13,574 Class 1 trail
Treasure Col 37.13194 -118.58902 12,107 Class 2. Ice axe required
Treasure Saddle 37.38844 -118.77911 12,547 Class 2
Triple Divide Pass 36.59608 -118.52493 12,175 Class 2.
Tuttle Pass 36.52667 -118.25083 12,766 Class 2. Lots of tedious talus
Tyndal Col 36.64933 -118.32942 12,992 Class 2.
University Pass 36.74186 -118.35241 12,572 Class 2. Rough cross-country, experienced hikers only.
University Shoulder 36.75024 -118.37256 12,165 Class 2. Ski route.
Upper Basin Crossing

map 2

37.0183 -118.48528 12,227 Class 2. Quick connect between Upper Basin and Amphitheatre Lake. much boulder hopping on E side.
Ursula Pass 37.33526 -118.82145 11,853 Class 2
Vacation Pass 36.61745 -118.30296 12,667 Class 2-3. Easiest route crosses the less steep ridge N of "Vacation Pass" location on topo maps.
Valor Pass 37.08522 -118.7401 11,768 Class 2-3. Correct location is 0.4 mi NNW of Mt Reinstein.
Vennacher Col 36.99505 -118.47269 12,449 Class 3. 
Vogelsang Pass 37.77971 -119.34075 10,675 Class 1 trail. Sierra High Route
Volcanic Pass 37.67785 -119.15071 10,595 Class 2.
Wallace Col 37.14354 -118.65472 12,995 Class 2.
Walton Col 37.46804 -118.88789 11,725 Class 2. Martz. West side is easy scree to top. East side is slightly steeper over scree, but easily ascended or descended. The traverse to Rohn Pass is easy.
Walton Ridge 37.62998 -119.36142 10,847 Class 2.
Wanda Pass

Map 2

37.10848 -118.69099 12,420 Class 2.
Warrior Ridge 37.46989 -118.90444 11,546 Class 2. Martz. Benches and scree lead across this easy saddle.
White Bark Pass 37.69655 -119.17688 10,522 Class 2. Sierra High Route. Martz. Convenient Nydiver to Garnet Lake connection. N side is on loose gravel with sharp rock (watch your handholds).
White Bear Pass 37.33947 -118.80156 11,912 Class 2. Sierra High Route
Whitefork Pass 36.92697 -118.44803 12,280 Class 2. Martz. Over rock and gravel. Beautiful descent to Muro Blanco.
Whitefork Saddle 36.91062 -118.44821 11,800 Class 2. Martz. Connection between Whitefork Creek and unnamed creek E of Window Peak
White Pass 36.96211 -118.53408 11,694 Class 2. Sierra High Route
Whitney Russell Pass 36.58399 -118.28829 12,959 Class 2.
Wilts Col 37.83406 -119.40078 10,790 Class 2-3
 

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