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Northeast Face T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Elevation: 14,012 ft
GPS: 37.07, -118.47 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: 426 on Mar 6, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Pretty secluded peak in the South Fork region of Big Pine drainage.

Alpine rock, fun but does have some choss factor. Spectacular summit.

Did not need crampons in July 2006. Should have had an axe, but was not necessary.

Getting There

Same directions as for Norman Clyde peak. Once you are above Finger Lake it is obvious that you will cross a large bench area (usually snow covered). Work along or on the glacier to approach the start of the routes.

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Rude Boy
San Francisco, CA
Rude Boy   San Francisco, CA
More info on an alternate route here Aug 30, 2015
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Wonderful little article here Nov 19, 2014
Matteo Fiori
Mariposa, CA
Matteo Fiori   Mariposa, CA
Really stellar route. If camping in the backcountry, I recommend hiking in at dusk to avoid the excessive heat of the day (I left the parking lot at 7pm, arriving at Finger lake at 9:30, the final 30 min w/ headlamp). 6pm would be good. Also, from the morraine, there is easy access up and left about 20 meters, which involves some easy snow walking. From there, climb a 3-4th class chimney, working your way right to the great climbing along the Clyde Route. Excellente opportunity for incredibly exposed, easy 5th class climbing up high, finish to the north of the true summit. Fun times! Oct 7, 2014
This beautiful peak is too often overlooked. A great outing. Apr 14, 2008

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