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Elevation: 12,900 ft
GPS: 36.477, -118.237 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Sep 9, 2015
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

This peak lies about 3 miles south of Mt. Langley, and could claim to be the most southernly High Sierra peak (it's the first peak listed in Secor's guide). There are no classic rock climbs of note. The easiest way probably being along its north ridge from New Army Pass.

The is a colossal view north and west from its summit.

Getting There

The peak can be accessed from the lower/southerly of the Cottonwood Lakes, and from west and southeast of the peak.

The trailhead starts at Horseshoe Meadows, there's a huge and popular parking area here, the trail is very easy but a bit long, heading up a flat valley for a long way before going up hill to the lakes. It is a very scenic area.

To reach Horseshoe Meadows take the Whitney Portal Road west out of Lone Pine, but turn left when you see the sign to Horseshoe Meadows, a very spectacular drive is made up the slope of the mountain and over the main crest into some very special forested scenery.

This peak would be a great ski-mountaineering objective in early season after the road is opened.

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