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8-Cosmiques Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,375'
Location: 37.81131, -119.1068 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: kenr on Aug 8, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: Cosmiques sector 8 - lower R side cracks -- Routes...


Lower Left side is a sideways-slanting slab. Lower Right side is a slightly overhanging wall.
Faces WSW.

Lower Left has a bolt far left [ see Photo ] - perhaps another route not yet published?

Top-Roping: A way to get access to set up anchor at top of the right side of this sector is by first hiking/scrambling up steep Right toward sector 9 Envers. But before reaching it, scramble up Left a little ways, then traverse Left across upper part of South-facing wall (4th class exposed), then continue traversing north (3rd class) above top of sector 8 Cosmiques lower wall.

name: Just as we recognize the June Lake Loop as a little visit to Switzerland, so we feel the featured granite of Rush as a taste of the famous granite of Chamonix Mont Blanc in France . . .
"Cosmiques" is a high mountain refuge / hut / hotel (after a station for research on cosmic rays) near the top station of the mechanical lift which quickly brings climbers up from the valley floor. Makes a great base for climbing multiple rock (or ice/snow) routes on several peaks nearby. The "Eperon des Cosmiques" has several multi-pitch rock routes. A very popular alpine mixed route on rock + ice + snow is also nearby, the Arete des Cosmiques).

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

Getting There 

Follow the instructions on the Rush area description page to reach sector 7 Midi. Then turn Right and hike up a steep slope 80-100 feet on dirt + grass + sagebrush + rocks to reach this sector. (10-20 minutes)

Another way to reach this sector: From the East end of the log bridge, at first go NE 15-20 feet, then walk E about 65 feet through forest, then up a short steep embankment trending right up to flat. (Note carefully the appearance of the trees and other features here, so you can find it again on return).
Next hike uphill ENE about 500 feet, at first through sagebrush, then scrambling on boulders, then a steeper slope on dirt + grass + rocks to reach sector 8 Cosmiques.
. . Total hiking +200 vertical feet over 0.19 mile distance. Typical range of times 9-18 minutes.

If already at sector 9 Envers, hike N down a steep slope about 100 feet on dirt + grass + sagebrush + rocks to reach this sector.

--> see Map

--> see Photo overview from W

Climbing Season

For the June Lake Area area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Luke climbing Affordable Care at Rush

Affordable Care 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : 8-Cosmiques
Interesting + rather fun sequence.Get established in the alcove, then through its roof, and straight to the top.Descent: Either bring slings/cord + rings to construct a rappel anchor (at least one nice rock horn or hole above top of Affordable Care.Or scramble off to the south (4th class exposed) -- see intructions for Top-Rope access on sector 8 description page.warning: The rock in this sector has not been climbed much yet, and m...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cosmiques sector 8 of Rush overview of routes ... ...
BETA PHOTO: Cosmiques sector 8 of Rush overview of routes ... ...
Rock Climbing Photo: sector 8 Cosmiques low far left x = bolt ? = unkno...
BETA PHOTO: sector 8 Cosmiques low far left x = bolt ? = unkno...

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