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Lone Pine Peak

California > High Sierra > 14 - Whitney & Surrou…
Access Issue: Certain Peaks: Access limited from May to October every year Details

Description

Lone Pine Peak hosts a variety of long climbs on white granite.

Getting There

Lone Pine Peak is the massive formation that looms over the town of Lone Pine. Routes on the north side can be approached from the Mt. Whitney Portal Road. The longer routes on the south face of the mountain are approached via dirt roads and the Stone House area.

Tourists on 395 often mistake Lone Pine Peak for Mount Whitney.

Routes from Left to Right

5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 0
Mountain Devil Dike
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 16
Michael Strassman Memorial Route
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A0
 8
Direct South Face
Trad, Aid, Alpine 16 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b AI2 M3
 12
Winter Route
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI3 M4
 1
Winter Chimney
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 6 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 12
NE Ridge (full)
Trad, Alpine
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 1
Bastille Buttress - Papillon
Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b A0
 21
Bastille Buttress - Beckey Route
Trad, Aid, Alpine 15 pitches
WI3 M4 Steep Snow
 1
Bastille Buttress - Bad Hombres
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 79
North Ridge
Trad, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mountain Devil Dike
 0
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Michael Strassman Memorial…
 16
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Direct South Face
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A0 Trad, Aid, Alpine 16 pitches
Winter Route
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b AI2 M3 Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 7 pitches
Winter Chimney
 1
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI3 M4 Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine 6 pitches
NE Ridge (full)
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine
Bastille Buttress - Papillon
 1
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
Bastille Buttress - Beckey…
 21
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b A0 Trad, Aid, Alpine 15 pitches
Bastille Buttress - Bad Hom…
 1
WI3 M4 Steep Snow Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
North Ridge
 79
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, Alpine

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The western shoulder of Lone Pine Peak feels a little lunar. Mount LeConte (right) and the Corcoran Pinnacles in the background.
[Hide Photo] The western shoulder of Lone Pine Peak feels a little lunar. Mount LeConte (right) and the Corcoran Pinnacles in the background.
Lone Pine Peak is the peak on the right, from Tuttle Creek Campground.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] Lone Pine Peak is the peak on the right, from Tuttle Creek Campground. Photo by Blitzo.
Lone Pine Peak.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
Lone Pine Peak, High Sierra
[Hide Photo] Lone Pine Peak, High Sierra
Lone Pine Peak<br>
View from winter route
[Hide Photo] Lone Pine Peak View from winter route
View from a few miles into the Meysan Lakes trail.
[Hide Photo] View from a few miles into the Meysan Lakes trail.
Alpenglow on the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak, as seen from the Meysan Lakes Trail
[Hide Photo] Alpenglow on the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak, as seen from the Meysan Lakes Trail
Lone Pine Pk
[Hide Photo] Lone Pine Pk
Stone house with the ridge behind
[Hide Photo] Stone house with the ridge behind
Lone Pine Peak.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
Lone Pine Peak from the Alabama Hills at sunrise. The  North Ridge is the prominent ridge leading directly off to the right from the summit and the Northeast Ridge is the closer of the two.
[Hide Photo] Lone Pine Peak from the Alabama Hills at sunrise. The North Ridge is the prominent ridge leading directly off to the right from the summit and the Northeast Ridge is the closer of the two.
Lone Pine Peak from Horseshoe Meadows CG, Lone Pine Area.
[Hide Photo] Lone Pine Peak from Horseshoe Meadows CG, Lone Pine Area.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

[Hide Comment] Does anyone have any beta on other routes up LPP, such as summer solstice and the czech pillar routes? Also, what guidebooks have these routes listed in them? Oct 31, 2012
roman d
Pasadena, CA
[Hide Comment] summitpost.org/lone-pine-pe…

secor guide and AAJ FA descriptions are also helpful Oct 31, 2012