Elevation: 12,920 ft
GPS: 37.124, -118.576 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Apr 13, 2006 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurker, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Say what!? Not off the beaten track and not often visited - this is a nice little peak with a great ridge traverse and a steep and accessible climbing wall. The next peak north from Mount Goode (north of Bishop Pass).

One of the best views of North Palisade is from the summit of this peak.

As far as I know the monolithic NE Wall had remained unclimbed until the summer of 2020, although there has been plenty of evidence of prior attempts. Now a number of quality routes ascend what is now being called the Geometry Wall.

Getting There

Start at the South Lake trailhead and hike toward Bishop Pass. Follow the trail to Long Lake, cross over it's headwaters and hike up a shallow valley SW to Margaret Lake, which is a good base for both Trapezoid and Goode (North Buttress). 3.5 miles and 1,500 ft elevation gain.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Trapezoid Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
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North Ridge
Trad, Alpine
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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North Slab
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Ridge
 7
4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Trad, Alpine
North Slab
 4
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
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Routes Mostly Face: Northeast
Sunny Roughly 6am to 1pm during high season
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Details: Geometry Wall goes in the shade at 1

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