Bollinger Peak, North East ridge
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Routes in Bollinger Peak
|Bollinger Peak, North East ridge T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 800 ft|
|FA:||Norman Clyde, Edith and J. Holliday, B. Pitcher, 1941|
|Page Views:||762 total, 12/month|
|Shared By:||PeterSLenz on Sep 17, 2012|
DescriptionNorman Clyde made the first ascent of this route, and was a true BAMF. He made numerous first ascents in the Sierras, including that of Mt Whitney's East Face.
The summit of Bollinger is most easily reached by this route, which starts at New York Pass. It would be the easiest descent for other Bollinger routes originating both in Shadow Lake Cirque and Cirque of the Towers.
The route involves mildly exposed scrambling, on predominantly good quality rock. Exfoliating slabs present interesting route finding challenges, and I won't spoil it for you by providing the details. Inexperienced climbers may not be comfortable on this terrain. (Consider a 30 meter rope.)
This route is not worthy of being your primary climbing objective, but if you are traveling between Cirque of the Towers and Shadow Lake it would be very worthwhile to travel via New York Pass (instead of the easier Texas Pass) and take in this fine summit.
The views of Wolf's Head and Pingora are stunning, and the perspective (from the North) of these famous formations is unique to Bollinger.