Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1100 ft (333 m)|
|Page Views:||637 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||kenr on Aug 8, 2017|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Lurker, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
The idea is to seek out interesting climbing on or close to the crest of the ridge, and up and over significant towers - (not to avoid the difficulties or to save time).
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. . Of course it could be done without any sequences as difficult as 5.5/5.6, but that's not the goal of this route. If want easier/quicker, do the 3rd/4th class route just left of this. (or some climbers might find more sequences harder than 5.6).
. . The lower part had lots of hiking/scrambling on talus or sand, but later the talus scrambling started feeling interesting enough.
. . Closer to the trailhead than some of the other fun scrambles in this region. And the Mono Pass trail approach is pleasant with pretty views (one of the best hikes in Sierra (or the United States?).
. . Gives access to interesting 5th class ridge traverse to north and perhaps more so to the south ("the Gendarmes") from the summit.