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Elevation: 13,327 ft
GPS: 36.717, -118.49 Google Map · Climbing Map
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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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Description

This 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 There

Approach 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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justin dubois
Estes Park
justin dubois   Estes Park
heres a vid of our climb of North Guard in K.C.N.P...
vimeo.com/5875115 Aug 2, 2009

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