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Elevation: 7,400'
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BETA PHOTO: sector 4 Bramois at Silver Lake K. Big Dihedral

Description 

Significant cliff in the low part of this crag.

The rock face is roughly 70-100 feet tall. Faces ENE.

As of October 2016, there are no publicly-known climbing routes in this sector.

Top-Roping: To access the top of this cliff scramble up around the right side. There are some trees on the broad ledge. The top of the main wall of this sector is lower than you might guess while hiking/scrambling up: class 3-4 if go the most direct way. Class 2-3 if first hike up higher and perhaps traverse farther south, then go down back northeast.

Name: The June Lake Loop has long been recognized as a little visit to Switzerland. "Bramois" is a quartzite crag in Switzerland.

Pronounce sector "Bramois" (using the French language of western Switzerland) - roughly as ... brah-mwah.

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: As of 2016 it's easier to park at the north end (especially if want to set up for top-roping), and first follow the instructions on the Silver Lake area description page for reaching northern left-hand sectors, especially sector 4. After the main junction below sector 7 Melchsee at the foot of the "Dent", turn Left and go up hill, south past below a scrambling section, then downhill to the bottom of sector 4.

- - > See where on this overview Photo

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

Sector 4 has the lowest base of any of the cliffs, so if you notice a lower rock face nearby, you are not at sector 4.

- - > See this Photo

Time + effort estimate: From north end of parking lot to the base of this sector is about +125 vertical feet over 0.2 mile distance (+40m over 0.28km), so typical range of hiking times 7-14 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the June Lake Area area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Big Dihedral - sector 4 Bramois

Big Dihedral 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : 4-Bramois
Real dihedral climbing sustained, with a variety of thoughtful moves.Despite the Silver Lake cliffs looking like slabs from the parking, much of this open book / dihedral is full vertical.Lots of moss as of 2016. The quality of the route should improve as it gets cleaned and climbed more.Pitch 1: Start a few feet right of the dihedral, under a deep roof. Up a bit under the roof, then step across left into the dihedral. Up to the top of the dihedral / open book, perhaps sometimes using a handhold...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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