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Inconsolable Traverse T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
West Chute T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Elevation: 13,532 ft
GPS: 37.143, -118.531 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: fossana on Jul 29, 2010
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

First climbed in 1926 by Norman Clyde, Cloudripper offers a range of climbing options from walk-ups to scrambles. It's close proximity to the South Lake trailhead make it an ideal choice for early season or when you're not quite up for a death march. A longer but easier option is available from Glacier Lodge.

Routes include:
E Ridge - Class 1
N Slopes - Class 2
W Chute - Class 3

Getting There

West Chute or North Slope
From central Bishop head W on highway 168 (aka W Line Street) ~15 miles to the South Lake Road turn-off. Turn left and continue another 6 miles to the trailhead parking lot. Bear boxes and bathrooms are available.

East Ridge
From Central Big Pine take the Glacier Lodge road ~12 miles to its end. Dayhikers can park directly at the trailhead. Overnight hikers need to 0.5 miles earlier or pay to park at the Glacier Lodge lot ($5 as of July 2010). There are also bear boxes and bathrooms at the trailhead.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cloudripper

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
West Chute
Trad, Alpine
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West Chute 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Trad, Alpine
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Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
I always liked the look of Cloudripper when seen from the south end of Long Lake. I'll see if I can dig up a picture.. Jul 6, 2012

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