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|Type:||Sport, Alpine, 80 ft (24 m)|
|FA:||? unknown, but before 1984|
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|Shared By:||Eli Boardman on Jul 14, 2017 · Updates|
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The approach road (County Road 411/Trail Lake Road) runs through private land on an easement from the Whiskey Basin wildlife reserve to the public campground at the head of Ring Lake. It is illegal to leave the road without permission from the landowners in this area except for the boat ramp at Torrey Lake provided on a goodwill basis. The east side of the valley has a lot of private land, too. There is not much worth climbing in the private part anyway.
On the northeast corner of pinnacle. Scramble up from the road through talus and sage brush to the base of the pinnacle, then walk around to the north side and look for bolts.
The route starts with a low bolt to reach a slab. Follow the slab to its top, then follow the arete to the summit. The route is obvious and the cruxes are well-protected.
This line was originally climbed free on gear (original name unknown), then retrobolted in 2001, at which time it was temporarily named "Like Father, Like Son." The name in current use is "Mountaineer's Route," as published in the mini-guidebook for this area and as discussed below. There has been talk of removing the bolts, but that seems unlikely at present.