07 - Humphreys Basin, Pine Creek & Granite Park Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Chris Owen on Jul 30, 2015|
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While Mount Humphreys is obvious from Highway 395, the peaks west of Pine Creek remain aloof and mysterious, even as you hike up the Pine Creek Pass Trail, they show their shapes reluctantly. From Royce Col however, their true grandeur is revealed, and even west of those lies the highly desirable peak; The NE view of Seven Gables Peak .
When hiking up to Granite Park one cannot help but be impressed by the rocky peaks and pinnacles to the west - there are sure to be some climbs over there just waiting to be discovered.
Pine Creek Trailhead can be reach by driving west off Hwy 395 through Rovanna and up to a rugged parking area south of the Tungsten Mill. The trailhead accesses Pine Creek Pass, Royce Lakes and through Granite Park to Italy Pass, plus it's advisable to use this trail to access the peaks west of Merriam, Royce and Feather, like Seven Gables. An old road is followed until the Pine Creek Lake Basin is reached.
White Mountain Ranger Station in Bishop is a good spot to pick up your permit, if you're coming from the south.
For the eastern approaches are available here.
Classic Climbing Routes at 07 - Humphreys Basin, Pine Creek & Granite Park
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