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Horn Peak  Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 11,830'
Location: 36.60453, -118.58417 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chad Namolik on Aug 16, 2016
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This peak sits in-between Lonely Lake and Elizabeth Pass. Its 0.5 miles WNW of Elizabeth Pass. I've also heard this peak called Lonely Peak, it is just north of the Lone Pine Meadow/Tamarack Lake area. The Horn and The Fin are other names that skiers use on the trans-Sierra ski route. The North Arete is a beautiful feature with great rock, varied climbing and a superb location. Many other first ascent possibilities are on the NW face of the peak. Lonely Lake is a beautiful high alpine lake. The SE ridge from Elizabeth Pass is called class 2 and the descent down the south slope is also class 2 and the best descent if your heading back down to the Lonely creek drainage and/or Lone Pine meadow/ Tamarack Lake. Thanks to R.J. Secor and his great resource: The High Sierra Peaks, Passes and Trails.

Getting There 

A day of walking in and about 15 miles would get you somewhere near the peak. Could camp at Lonely Lake or even do this in a day from the Tamarack/Lone Pine area or even from Bearpaw. Both the SE ridge and the south slope are class 2 and make the best walk off.

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Weather station 7.9 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: The north arête headwall/ top 2 pitches.

North Arete 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : ... : Horn Peak
Fantastic route! 1st 2 pitches are 5.7/5.8 knife edge ridge traversing, then 2 more pitches on the headwall that involve good cracks, chimneys and steep bulges. There are a few hard crux moves that felt very full value for 5.8. The cruxes are steep, roof-like bulge moves and hard chimneys in the squeeze size and bigger....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Horn Peak (N. Arete) from near Horn Col.
Horn Peak (N. Arete) from near Horn Col.

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