Elevation: 13,355 ft
GPS: 37.141, -118.625 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard Shore on Aug 20, 2019
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Point Powell 13,360'+ is the prominent granite peak rising from the back of the cirque above Sunset Lake on the Thompson Glacier. There are 3 grade-III rock routes up the steep east face (5.9-5.10), the moderate NE Couloir to the left (most popular route on the peak, also a ski descent), the class-3 NE Ridge from Powell-Thompson Col and the class-2 south slopes.

Getting There

Sabrina Trailhead to Blue Lake, then following the trail to Baboon Lakes. Skirt the eastern shores of the largest Baboon Lake and head cross country towards the back of the basin and up through talus and open slabs to Sunset Lake (~6 miles). A handful of campsites exist around the mouth of the lake. Follow a bench high above the western shore of Sunset Lake and onto the Thompson Glacier above. Crampons and axe may be useful/necessary on the final approach depending on seasonal conditions.

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