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Pretty secluded peak in the South Fork region of Big Pine drainage.
Alpine rock, fun but does have some choss factor. Spectacular summit.
Did not need crampons in July 2006. Should have had an axe, but was not necessary.
Same directions as for Norman Clyde peak. Once you are above Finger Lake it is obvious that you will cross a large bench area (usually snow covered). Work along or on the glacier to approach the start of the routes.
Weather station 8.6 miles from here
1 Total Routes
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East Face 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Trad, Alpine, 1000'
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East Face 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a CA
: High Sierra
: Middle Palisade
There are a variety of ways to access this route. The route I used starts from the moraine that splits the Middle Palisade glacier. Up and to your right is a somewhat horizontal band of red rock. Cross the 'schrund and follow the red band till you've climbed into a large gully. Careful, lots of loose rock on the band. Once in the gully, go straight up on great class 3/4 rock past the first gendarme (on your left)to a split in the gully. Keep to the left and continue climbing to the top of the gu...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Local Information for Middle Palisade
Photo from the summit of Middle Pal (late summer 2...
Middle Pal on the left. You can see the approach ...
Looking down the standard route (gully).
The summit of Middle Palisade, July 2004.
The summit "crown" of Middle Pal.
Morning alpenglow as seen from Finger Lake.
Loo with a view, Middle Palisade, July 2004
The Thumb from Finger Lake.
Middle Palisade on the left, as seen from the summ...