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North Arete of the Painted Lady T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft, 8 pitches, Grade III
FA: Fiddler - Vallejo
Page Views: 278 total · 4/month
Shared By: John Vallejo on Jul 4, 2013
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Loose alpine granite up the north arete of the Painted Lady. 5.9ish climbing pitches 2 3 & 4, with a 5.10- mantle at the top of pitch 4. Easy 5th otherwise.

Descend down the easy west slope back to the JMT.

Location

Closest camp to this climb is at Rae Lakes. A permit is required - Kearsarge Pass trailhead, over Glen Pass to Rae Lakes.

Start on the north buttress facing Rae Lakes heading for some prominent overhanging flakes about 500' up, and for a giant X made of orange colored granite about 750' up where the angle backs off. Head into the orange granite 900' up trending east toward the summit. Descend on the south-west side via talus & scree.

Protection

gear: single set of nuts to 3"
helmet recommended.

Photos

bernard wolfe
birmingham, al
bernard wolfe   birmingham, al
3-inch nuts/stoppers? Mar 8, 2018
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
The approach for this would be Kearsarge Pass over Glen Pass to Rae Lakes. Descend the peak down the west slope back to the JMT. Jul 9, 2018

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