3-Giétroz Rock Climbing
|GPS:||37.773, -119.128 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||kenr on Nov 4, 2016|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionSignificant 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 Therehiking 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.
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- - > See Access scrambles + trails, and Anchor locations on this Photo
- - > See route lines on this topo Photo
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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
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