Type: Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft (303 m), 8 pitches, Grade III
FA: Clyde Fiddler & John Vallejo
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Shared By: John Vallejo on Jul 4, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurk Er, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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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.


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.


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