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Routes in Mt. Hitchcock

Starlight Dihedral, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Welcome to Krackizstan T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 13,184 ft
GPS: 36.559, -118.314 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: SirTobyThe3rd on Aug 1, 2016
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The trail below Mt. Hitchcock may be one of the most popular hiking trails in the range, yet the peak has seen minimal traffic from climbers. Only five routes are KNOWN to be established on the many buttresses spread across the long North-East Face of this peak. The summit views and the climbing on the few routes I sampled personally, is TOP NOTCH. Highly recommend this gem.
Access limited from May to October every year Details

Getting There

Depending on the itinerary the approach may vary.
The easiest way is from the Whitney Portal via the Mt. Whitney trail.
I would recommend taking a week off, getting a permit for the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek and hitting up the routes on Mt. Russell, EF of Whitney and maybe even Arctic Lake Wall on the same outing. Or a route on Russell and a few on Hitchcock can make a good four day weekend for the fit.
The psyche is what ultimately determines the itinerary! It is possible to c2c it too, for the REALLY psyched! But the area is so beautiful, I would stay for a while... :)

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C Brown, would be awesome if your friends or you could add a topo, aside from the overlay on the big trip report and a route description/rack beta. It looks like a cool buttress, the climb must of been fairly good? Scoty did not have much good to say about the two routes he put up with Gil, so I did not add those to this overlay, as I don't think he will add them. Alfred's Tooth looks BAD ASS! Aug 10, 2016
C Brown  
So Alfred's Tooth is the name of that formation. The 5.12 route is called Pleasure Garden. Aug 5, 2016

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