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North Arete T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 11,830 ft
GPS: 36.605, -118.584 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chad Michael Namolik on Aug 16, 2016
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

This peak sits in-between Lonely Lake and Elizabeth Pass. Its 0.5 miles WNW of Elizabeth Pass. I've also heard this peak called Lonely Peak, it is just north of the Lone Pine Meadow/Tamarack Lake area. The Horn and The Fin are other names that skiers use on the trans-Sierra ski route. The North Arete is a beautiful feature with great rock, varied climbing and a superb location. Many other first ascent possibilities are on the NW face of the peak. Lonely Lake is a beautiful high alpine lake. The SE ridge from Elizabeth Pass is called class 2 and the descent down the south slope is also class 2 and the best descent if your heading back down to the Lonely creek drainage and/or Lone Pine meadow/ Tamarack Lake. Thanks to R.J. Secor and his great resource: The High Sierra Peaks, Passes and Trails.
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Getting There

A day of walking in and about 15 miles would get you somewhere near the peak. Could camp at Lonely Lake or even do this in a day from the Tamarack/Lone Pine area or even from Bearpaw. Both the SE ridge and the south slope are class 2 and make the best walk off.

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Lonely Lake seems a good candidate for a camp. Trailhead at Crescent Meadow > Bearpaw Meadow is 11.4 miles with 3800ft elevation gain. Bearpaw Meadow to Lonely lake is about 4 miles with 3000ft elevation gain. The trail from Bearpaw Meadows follows the trail to Elizabeth Pass, somewhere around 9200ft one can leave that trail and head up the drainage canyon for Lonely lake. Nov 6, 2017

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