Alpine peak just north of Mt. Conness with several great alpine ice couloirs.
Drive west on Hwy. 120 from Lee Vining. Turn right at the Saddlebag Lake/Sawmill Campground turnoff well before the Tuolumne Meadows entrance station. Drive to the end of the road and park as for routes on Mt. Conness at the Saddlebag Lake trailhead.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Peak:
North Face North Couloir (right couloir) AI3 Steep Snow Ice, Snow, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800 feet, Grade III
Northwest Ridge Easy 5th Trad, Alpine, 800 feet, Grade II
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Northwest Ridge Easy 5th CA : High Sierra : North Peak
Gain the ridge by climbing class 3 blocks at the base of the ridge. For the next several hundred feet it's easy travel over class 3 terrain with great veiws on both sides of the ridge.If you stay on the ridge crest, soon you will come upon the first of two impasses. This first one is easily bypassed with a short class 3 downclimb on the left(south) side of the ridge. Gain the ridge again and continue on until you come to the second, and larger impasse. With technical skill/gear, one could down c...[more] Browse More Classics in CA