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Routes in North Palisade

Southwest Chute T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
U-Notch Couloir T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI2 M1 Mod. Snow
West Face T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Elevation: 14,242 ft
GPS: 37.094, -118.514 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Mar 9, 2006
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Simply stated, the finest alpine peak in California. The summit of this peak should be on everyone's tick list.

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 North Palisade

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Southwest Chute
Trad, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI2 M1 Mod. Snow
U-Notch Couloir
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southwest Chute 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine
U-Notch Couloir 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI2 M1 Mod. Snow Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
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