This is a stunning lake with the only active glacier in the Trinity Alps sitting just above it. Excellent view of the north face of Mt. Thompson. Tons of decent granite.
6.7 mile hike from China Gulch trail head.
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Grizzly Crack 5.10 C1 PG13 Trad, Aid, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600 feet, Grade III
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Grizzly Crack 5.10 C1 PG13 CA : Redwood Coast : ... : Grizzly Lake
From the base of the Grizzly Lake scramble, follow the right(west) side of the creek up as far as you can. It starts off as easy 4th/5th class and soon becomes ~5.6 lower angle slab. We were ~15' to the right of the waterfall this entire pitch (P1) Once this becomes steep (and at a break in the slope), start to head to the right towards a fairly obvious block with 2 cracks on it. (P2) After climbing over a lot of choss, reach a fairly clean vertical off width.(P3, 5.10, ~80')There is a left cra...[more] Browse More Classics in CA