Mt. Emerson Rock Climbing
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|Admins:||Chris Owen, Lurker, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
- W Ridge (Class 3 from Piute Pass)
- S Slope (Class 3 from 0.25 miles past Loch Leven)
- SE Face (5.4 chimney, leaving the Piute Pass trail before Loch Leven)
- SW Ridge (Class 3 from the couloir between Piute Crags and Emerson)
- N Face (Class 4 mixed route from the cirque between Peak 1)
Passenger cars OK. From central Bishop head W on highway 168 (aka W Line Street) for ~18 miles, passing the S Lake turn-off. Take the right-hand turn onto N Lake Rd. In early the season the road is gated and this will add ~1.7 miles to the trailhead. Unless you are camping at the N Lake campground you will need to park at the large hiker lot and walk the ~0.4 miles to the trailhead. From the campground take the trail toward Piute Pass.
For the N Face:
High clearance required, 4x4 recommended. From central Bishop head W on highway 168 (aka W Line Street) for ~10 miles to Dutch Johns Meadows Road (unmarked) behind an old wilderness kiosk on your right. Head SW the due W along the road, taking a left-hand fork at ~6.2 miles toward the McGee Creek trailhead. Cross country toward the S Fork of McGee Creek. Aim for the cirque between Checkered Demon (Peak 13,112) and Emerson.
Classic Climbing Routes at Mt. Emerson
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