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Beta on Silver Lake obscure alpinish route beginning with piton?


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Howard · · Costa Mesa, CA · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 1,987

I was roughly in the gully of the Gimmelwald sector (https://www.mountainproject.com/v/112290187?search=1&type=area&method=resultsPage&query=gimmelwald) and started a route through a crack with a piton (see pic) inscribed with "made in Italy".  (GPS 37.772, -119.128) I passed lichen and moss encrusted rock up and traversed right ~80 feet on a platform through a tree.  A hornet's nest was maybe ~40 feet right of that.  I finished up higher a ways through ledgy and blocky terrain with sparse pro.

Just thought I'd see if anybody is familiar with this mystery route.

B Owens · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 60

Looks like a sweet crack.

Howard · · Costa Mesa, CA · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 1,987

Bump in hopes somebody might know.

Howard · · Costa Mesa, CA · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 1,987

 

splitclimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 5

did you PM kenr?

Howard · · Costa Mesa, CA · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 1,987

I already had.

kenr · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 11,653

Don't know anything about that piton or its route. But I expect I'll be out on that Silver Lake rock within a couple weeks. Be glad to check what's around that piton and also explore other potential routes.

Ken

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