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Middle Palisade

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Middle Palisade 


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Elevation: 14,012'
Location: 37.07, -118.47 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Palisade:
East Face   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a     Trad, Alpine, 1000'   
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Featured Route For Middle Palisade
Parker tackles the final step before the summit.

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

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Photo from the summit of Middle Pal (late summer 2003).
Photo from the summit of Middle Pal (late summer 2...
Middle Pal on the left.  You can see the approach pretty clearly from this photo.
Middle Pal on the left. You can see the approach ...
Looking down the standard route (gully).
Looking down the standard route (gully).
The summit of Middle Palisade, July 2004.
The summit of Middle Palisade, July 2004.
From Finger Lake
From Finger Lake
The summit "crown" of Middle Pal.
The summit "crown" of Middle Pal.
Morning alpenglow as seen from Finger Lake.
Morning alpenglow as seen from Finger Lake.
Loo with a view, Middle Palisade, July 2004
Loo with a view, Middle Palisade, July 2004
Camp at Brainard Lake.
Camp at Brainard Lake.
The Thumb from Finger Lake.
The Thumb from Finger Lake.
Middle Palisade on the left, as seen from the summit of Temple Crag.
Middle Palisade on the left, as seen from the summ...
Middle Palisade
Middle Palisade
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By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Apr 14, 2008

This beautiful peak is too often overlooked. A great outing.