North Palisade Rock Climbing
|GPS:||37.094, -118.514 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||19,908 total, 139/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Owen on Mar 9, 2006|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionSimply stated, the finest alpine peak in California. The summit of this peak should be on everyone's tick list.
Getting ThereThe 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).
Classic Climbing Routes at North Palisade
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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