South Guard (aka Sleeping Beauty's Tower, aka Amphitheater Dome) Rock Climbing
|GPS:||36.499, -118.713 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
|Page Views:||658 total · 34/month|
|Shared By:||Richard Shore on Jun 29, 2018|
|Admins:||M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
1st Ascent: Ax Nelson, Ted Knowles, Dewitt Allen 1946 (SE Buttress/E Face, Class 5), calling it South Guard
2nd: ??? (Beckey mentions a second ascent in the 1968 AAJ, and recognizes its been climbed before, but renames the peak anyway)
3rd: Fred Beckey, Roger Briggs, Jim Jones, Dave Leen 1968 (North Buttress II 5.8 A3), calling it Amphitheater Dome (Amphitheater Dome is subsequently mis-located in the SeKi Guide)
4th: Herb & Eve Laeger, Rich Smith 1983 (Gargoyle Route III 5.9 A1 or 5.10), calling it Sleeping Beauty's Tower, as referenced by RJ Secor in the High Sierra Guide
-From Atwell Mill campground on the Mineral King road, take the Paradise Ridge trail for about 3 miles up to the ridge.
-Follow the abandoned paradise peak trail west along the ridge until you feel like traversing towards Castle Peak.
-Head towards Castle Peak and pass it on the left (west).
-This will put you behind the back towers. In early season some runoff from snow melt can be found behind the towers.
Days w Precip