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Routes in Mt. Sill

North Couloir T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Swiss Arete T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Description

High alpine peak in the Palisades - California's most alpine mountain group. Has a commanding view of the surrounding area. Most usually accessed from the east, via North Fork of Big Pine Creek.

Getting There

The eastern approach:

From Big Pine on 395 drive up the road to Glacier Lodge, trailhead is signed on the right.

Hike up the North Fork of Big Pine Creek past Cienega Mirth, Lon Chaney's old cabin, and First, Second, and Third (spectacular views of Temple Crag) Lakes, then instead of continuing on to Fourth Lake turn south and up into Sam Mack Meadow. This is where I usually camp (6 miles, 3,400 ft of elevation gain). People staying more than a couple of days may want to cross the creek and head up the glacier trail to primitive sites either below the Palisade Glacier Moraine, or on the Moraine (1.25 miles, 1,100 more feet of gain).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mt. Sill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
 24
North Couloir
Trad, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 77
Swiss Arete
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Couloir
 24
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine
Swiss Arete
 77
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
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Anyone been up this year and have info on the glacier's condition? (July 2015) Jul 14, 2015

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