BETA PHOTO: The Springbok from Lower Boy Scout Lake, with both...
Technically a sub-peak of Mt Carillon, The Springbok is the right-hand formation that rises up above Lower Boy Scout Lake. Despite being south-facing and excellent Sierra granite, The Springbok gets few ascents from the hoard of climbers passing below on their way to Whitney and Russell. It would be an excellent warm-up peak for a team with an extra afternoon to spare.
References: Secor, The High Sierra, 3rd ed., The Winged Horse, pg 81.
The FA Team of Adios Yahoos chose to name this feature the Springbok to fit with its sister formation, The Impala. Fred Beckey, who was asked about this in June 2010, does not recall if he meant to name his route or the feature, The Winged Horse.
Approach via the North Fork of Lone Pine Peak - if you camp at Lower Boy Scout Lake and go no further, you should not need the special Whitney Zone permit. Tell the permitting office that you are climbing a sub-summit of Mt Carillon. This area is best reached from Lower Boy Scout Lake: follow a use trail for the East Face of Mt Carillon to the right of the Springbok, then traverse to the base of the wall.
From the pine tree marking the started of The Winged Horse, traverse left approximately 100' until cracks can be seen leading to the lower left corner of the scimitar-shaped roof. Pitch 1: Climb cracks to a ledge immediately to the left of the scimitar-shaped roof. Pitch 2: Traverse the roof to the opposite corner. Pitch 3 & 4: Climb cracks directly to the summit....[more]Browse More Classics in CA