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Routes in Mt. Gayley

Elevation: 13,510 ft
GPS: 37.103, -118.499 Google Map · Climbing Area 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
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Description

This peak east of the Palisades offers not only a great view of the main crest but also a fun route when the conditions are less than perfect or you're feeling chicken.

Getting There

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. Gayley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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