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Hole Corner TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hole Face TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Left-facing Corner Crack TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 7,400 ft
GPS: 37.773, -119.128 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 317 total, 24/month
Shared By: kenr on Nov 4, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Significant cliff in the low part of this crag.

The rock face is roughly 70-110 feet tall. Faces ENE.

Top-Roping: To access the top of this cliff scramble up around the right side to the top of sector 4, then traverse south (some slabs) to the top of sector 3.

Name: The June Lake Loop has long been recognized as a little visit to Switzerland. "Giétroz" is a crag of gneiss rock in the southwest corner of Switzerland, just near the border with France near Chamonix.

Pronounce sector "Giétroz" (using the French language of western Switzerland) - roughly as ... jee-uh-trohz.

warning: The rock in this sector has not been climbed much yet, and some of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

Getting There

hiking approach: Follow the instructions on the Silver Lake area description page for hiking from the southern end of Parking to reach southern left-hand side of sector 3.

Or perhaps follow the instructions for hiking from the north end of Parking to the northern right-hand sectors -- useful to reach Right side of sector bottom, if one member of the party wants to set up a top-rope anchor. First go S across the bottom of sector 4, then short steep diagonal uphill to reach sector 3.

- - > See on this Photo

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- - > See Access scrambles + trails, and Anchor locations on this Photo

Routes:

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Time + effort estimate: From south end of parking lot to the base of the left (S) side of this sector is about +130 vertical feet over 0.15 mile distance (+40m over 0.25km), so typical range of hiking times 6-12 minutes.

Time + effort estimate: From north end of parking lot to the base of the right (N) side of this sector is about +150 vertical feet over 0.2 mile distance (+45m over 0.32km), so typical range of hiking times 8-15 minutes.

GPS tracks for hiking/scrambling approaches -- view (or download) on
- - > this Map of the Silver Lake crag

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