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9-Envers Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 37.81126, -119.10663 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: kenr on Aug 13, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: Southeast Roof above Southeast Crack - (sector 9 E...


Right-most sector of the main wall of Rush. Faces SW.
Some tall intimidating aretes and faces and corners.

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 . . .
"Envers", short for Envers des Aiguilles, is a major region of the Mont Blanc massif. It is the SouthEast side of the ridge of Chamonix needles, the side away from the main Chamonix valley floor (and so not visible from the town of Chamonix). Many many great multi-pitch climbs on featured granite. Many of those are accessed from the Refuge de l'Envers mountain hotel or "hut".
. ("envers" is the French word for Reverse-side -- pronounced something like ahn-vair).

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 to reach sector 8 Cosmiques, then hike/scramble up right about 100 feet on steep dirt grass rocks sagebrush.

--> see Map

--> see Photo overview from W
. . . . close-up of Southeast crack + roof routes

Climbing Season

For the June Lake Area area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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