Mount Abbot North Couloir

Tom's Place, California

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Mt. Abbot is named for Henry Abbot, a surveyor and engineer who worked on the railroad through California and Oregon and later participated in the planning of the Panama Canal. The Whitney Survey named Mt. Abbot during their busy summer of 1864. Joseph N. LeConte, James Hutchinson, and Duncan McDuffie made the first ascent of the peak in July of 1908, climbing from Lake Italy by way of the steep and loose southwest chute. They described their adventure. “Then the rope was brought into play, and after two or three ugly places, we finally climbed over the edge once more, this time on the extreme summit, and Mount Abbot was conquered.”

Mount Abbot: North Couloir Professional Review and Guide

"Mt. Abbot is named for Henry Abbot, a surveyor and engineer who worked on the railroad through California and Oregon and later participated in the planning of the Panama Canal. The Whitney Survey named Mt. Abbot during their busy summer of 1864. Joseph N. LeConte, James Hutchinson, and Duncan McDuffie made the first ascent of the peak in July of 1908, climbing from Lake Italy by way of the steep and loose southwest chute. They described their adventure. “Then the rope was brought into play, and after two or three ugly places, we finally climbed over the edge once more, this time on the extreme summit, and Mount Abbot was conquered.”"

Activity Type: Climbing
Nearby City: Tom's Place
Class: Class 4
Local Contacts: John Muir Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Mt. Morgan, Mt. Abbot
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Abbot: North Couloir

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