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Golden Bear Tower - Polemonium, The T 

Mt. Gardiner Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 12,907'
Location: 36.80498, -118.46043 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Remote peak that offers incredible views and great climbing. One can spot it on their way in or out of King's Canyon as the most prominent peak of the High Sierra (in view), split by a large snow couloir (in the spring/early summer).

Beautiful area.

Getting There 

There are multiple ways to approach the peak, based on the desired route, amount of time and personal preferences.

Best way to approach the NW Face would be
From the East: start from Onion Valley TH, go over the Kearsarge pass, drop down the Charlotte Creek and hike over the Gardiner Pass.

From the West: Kings Canyon (Road's End trailhead), hike up the Bubbs Creek, cut north up Charlotte Creek and over the Gardiner Pass.

Climbing Season



Weather station 13.8 miles from here

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The Golden Bear Tower - Polemonium 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : High Sierra : ... : Mt. Gardiner
The climb is a very fun moderate sustained with 5.8-9 pitches and a few 5.9+ to 5.10- cruxes. This climb is enjoyable and has incredible views from the summit. Pitches:1. Climb up from the low point of the buttress following good cracks over a few overhangs and a belay a full rope out. 5.9 180 feet2. Climb over a short corner and overhang (5.8) and scramble up 4th-5th class following the crest of the ridge till you run out of rope. Good belay ledge. 190 5.83) Climb straight up following good cra...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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