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Located directly across the Saddlback Lakes from the popular Elephant's Perch, Chipmunk Perch lies on a ridge connecting it with two other "perches" (Goat Perch and Eagle Perch).
The approach to Saddleback Lakes is the same as for Elephant's Perch: Take the shuttle or trail to the far end of Redfish Lake. Follow the good trail for approximately two miles to a point where an unmarked, but well traveled, climbers trail cuts off left. This point is a short distance after crossing a small footbridge. Almost immediately you will be forced to cross Redfish Lake creek. After crossing the creek the trail fades in and out among some rock slabs before becoming more defined and heading steeply up the drainage toward Saddleback Lakes. There are many great camp spots near the lakes that are a short distance from the start of all routes.
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Four Horsemen 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a ID : The Sawtooth Range : Chipmunk Perch
This route follows the obvious east ridge of Chipmunk Perch. The ridge consists of four successively higher rock towers ("horsemen"). Start at the base of the ridge amid some trees, and pick the route that looks the most interesting. There are many possible variations, so perhaps the climb could be made easier or harder than the given rating. At the top of the 3rd tower you will be looking down into a notch separating you from the 4th tower. At first it looks like a rappel will be needed to ...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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