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Cloudripper • June 23–25


Join us for a weekend backpacking trip and mountain climbing. We will be climbing Cloudripper, el. 13,525 feet, the weekend of June 23-25. So mark your calendars! This Eastern Sierra adventure will start from Bishop, CA. Cloudripper is a high peak in the Inconsolable Range, just to the north of the jagged Palisades. See map.

Check out the itinerary below and come back on March 14th to register. 


  • We will start at the South Lake trailhead, and backpack 3.5 miles with 1700 feet of gain, to camp at Green Lake, elevation 11,150 feet.

  • The next morning we will hit the trail early, leaving the trail after a mile to boulder hop up over Vagabond Peak, el. 13,373 feet (a mountain two-fer!), and onward to Cloudripper. A seven-mile roundtrip hike, with a bit over 3000 feet of gain.


Upon our return to Bishop, we will celebrate at the Mountain Rambler Brewery, always a favorite!

Permit restricted to 16 people.

Due to the unprecedented snow fall this winter, we may have to change location for this event. We will be assessing snow levels in the next couple of months and keep you updated.

More details will be added to this page in the upcoming weeks. 

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