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2-Gimmelwald Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 37.77205, -119.12757 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Smaller sector in the high part of this crag. The part of the cliff below it does not have much sustained steep climbing (mostly scrambling).

The height of the steeper high part of the rock face 30-45 feet. Faces ENE.

Top-Roping: To access the top of this cliff (with possible tree and bush anchors), scramble up the obvious "Couloir du Pissoir" gully (4th class) on its south (left) side. Or can start near left side of base of sector 3 and scramble up right-to-left (roughly southwest) to reach the base of the steeper upper part. From the base of the upper part hike up around its left (south) side, then scramble up right (northwest) with a class 3+ move to the top.

Name: The June Lake Loop has long been recognized as a little visit to Switzerland. "Gimmelwald" is a sport-climbing crag in central Switzerland famous for very difficult climbs, but also has some moderate routes. It could also be delightful to hike up to the village of Gimmelwald even with no interest in climbing that day.

warning: The rock in this sector has not been climbed much yet, and some of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

Getting There 

hiking approach: To reach the start of the ridge route or the gully route,follow the instructions on the Silver Lake area description page to reach southern left-hand sectors 1 and 2.
. (typical time 5-9 minutes).

To reach the main high part, first follow the instructions on the Silver Lake area description page to reach southern left-hand sectors 1 and 2. Climb west up to the base of the obvious gully between sector 1 and sector 2. Turn left into sector 1 Gastlosen and follow the instructions to get to the top of that -- except that when reach the gully higher up, instead of bearing left toward the top of sector Gastlosen, continue up diagonal right across the high part of the gully. Then after leaving the gully, go down diagonal right to the bottom of the high part of this sector. (difficulty mostly class 2 some exposed, with a few moves of class 3).

- - > See on this Photo
. . . . also on this overview Photo

. . . . also this Photo of upper part

- - > See Access scrambles + trails, and Anchor locations on this Photo

Close-up of main upper part:
- - > See on this Photo

More difficult and strenuous (but shorter) is to climb west up the obvious gully (difficulty class 4). Before reaching the top of the gully, exit to the north (right side), then go down diagonal right to the bottom of the high part of this sector.

Time + effort estimate: From north end of parking lot to the base of this sector is about +`180 vertical feet over 0.20 mile distance (+55m over 0.33km), so typical range of hiking times 9-17 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the June Lake Area area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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