Elevation: 11,744 ft
GPS: 37.065, -118.619 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: rocky233 on Jul 19, 2006
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The Citadel rises over 3000 ft above the Middle Fork of the Kings River, and is one of the most impressive walls in the Sierra. There are a couple moderate ridge climbs to the summit, but the finest routes are on The Citadel's steep north face. While this peak can be seen for miles away, it probably gets few ascents due to the long approach and the need to cross the Kings River.

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Citadel ... Edge of Time Arete

Getting There

From Bishop, drive 18 miles west to South Lake. From the trailhead at South Lake, hike the Bishop Pass Trail 12.5 miles to Le Conte Canyon. Here BPT ends at a junction with the John Muir Trail which parallels the Middle Fork of the Kings River. Head south on the John Muir a couple miles and find a way to cross the river upstream from Ladder Creek. Then head up the small valley toward The Citadel and cross Ladder Creek when you can.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Citadel

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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Edge of Time Arete
Trad, Alpine 14 pitches
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Edge of Time Arete
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 14 pitches
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