North Arete of the Painted Lady [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft, 8 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Fiddler - Vallejo|
|Page Views:||239 total · 4/month|
|Shared By:||John Vallejo on Jul 4, 2013|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Access Issue: In a National Park Details
Permits needed for overnight camping
Description [Suggest Change]
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.
Location [Suggest Change]
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 [Suggest Change]
gear: single set of nuts to 3"