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Saber Ridge

California > Sequoia & Kings… > Tamarack Lake Area
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Description

After reading Brandon Thau's AAJ writeup on Saber Ridge, accompanied by a photo of a knife-edged ridge on pristine granite, I knew I had to make the trek. I wasn't sure what to expect but found surprisingly good rock for a rarely done backcountry route.

Thanks to Brandon for location beta.

Getting There

Follow the approach instructions for the Tamarack Lake Area. As you enter the Tamarack Lake drainage you'll see the Prism with Saber Ridge behind it. Before reaching the bench with the lake cross-country uphill to the north to reach the base of the ridge. The ridge runs south to north and is immediately east of the Prism. Approach mileage: ~15.4

Routes from Left to Right

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Saber Ridge traverse, south to n…
Trad, Alpine 20 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Saber Ridge traverse, south…
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 20 pitches

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Saber Ridge from Tamarack Lake
[Hide Photo] Saber Ridge from Tamarack Lake
Saber from the Prism
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Prism (center) on the approach with Saber Ridge behind
[Hide Photo] Prism (center) on the approach with Saber Ridge behind
Saber ridge
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Proud in the middle between The Prism & The Shield 
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Tamarack lake
[Hide Photo] Saber ridge Proud in the middle between The Prism & The Shield Tamarack lake
Saber ridge
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a diminutive looking Saber Ridge
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[Hide Comment] Anyone ever do, or think about the Prism, Saber, Shield link-up in a day? Dec 10, 2019