North Guard Rock Climbing
Routes in North Guard
|West Ridge of North Guard-The parapet ridge T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c|
|GPS:||36.717, -118.49 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||1,405 total, 14/month|
|Shared By:||justin dubois on Aug 8, 2009|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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DescriptionThis is the ridge-encrusted peak just north of Mt. Brewer, a popular peak near the Great Western Divide in Kings Canyon N.P.
While Mt. Brewer is higher, North Guard is more complex, and has at least one incredible ridge climb(west ridge),which rivals any of the "easy" ridges Ive climbed in the Sierra.
Getting ThereApproach from the Sphinx Trail,via the Bubbs creek trailhead. Once the trail crosses Sphinx creek, cross-country on faint climbers trails, through talus, lakes and marshy areas.
This Approach then crests treeline and ends at Sphinx Lakes(elev.10,500ft) Just our approach was 5500ft and over 10 miles.
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