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Picture Peak 


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Elevation: 13,120'
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Picture Peak from Hungry Packer Lake

Description 

Picture Peak is located 0.6 miles east of Mount Haeckel. It is located in the Evolution Region of the Sierra Nevada.


Getting There 

Start at the Lake Sabrina trail head. Follow the well marked trail to Hungry Packer lake. Hungry Packer lake is about 8 miles from the trail head. Picture Peak is on the other side of the lake.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Picture Peak:
NE Buttress   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1600'   
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Looking up at pitch 5, the chimney pitch.  This is the flakes feature that you are looking for from the ground.

NE Buttress 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  CA : High Sierra : Picture Peak
This route is a great adventure in the Sierra. Based on the very limited information available on the web, it does not get climbed very often. The fact that this limited info has it rated Grade III or IV and 5.9 is a complete sandbag. Regardless of ratings, I can give a couple of comparisons to help estimate difficulty. It felt harder than NB of Merriam. Expect to expend the same amount of calories as you would/did on Western Front. I would say that this climb is more like Higher Cathedral...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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