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Mt. Johnson Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 12,871'
Location: 37.12884, -118.58594 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Sep 8, 2015
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Mount Johnson in early spring of a good snow year.

Description 

A very good looking pyramid when seen from Upper Treasure Lakes, or the peaks to the east. There is a stunning view down into LeConte Canyon and over to The Citadel from its summit, the summit itself being a narrow ridge with a high point on its western end.

The Northwest Ridge (CL3) is supposed to be a very good scramble.

Standard descent is down the Southeast Slope (CL2).

Getting There 

Somewhat easily reached from a camp at the Lower Treasure Lakes (although the boulder field is very laborious). Follow a faint trail south as if going to Upper Treasure Lakes, but stay in the gully, you'll soon reach a lake at 11,321 ft. This is passed on the left, then go up the gully on the left for the Southeast Slope, or the slope/gully on the right for the Northwest Ridge, and Treasure Col.

Climbing Season

For the 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolution area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

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A technically easy slog and scramble up sand then slabs to the summit ridge, which is a very scenic and easy scramble to a superb summit.Retrace your steps for the descent.Probably best done early season, when there's hard snow, which would make it a much better climb. Ice Axe and crampons would be required....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: A view of the extensive boulder field taken during...
A view of the extensive boulder field taken during...
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulders - and it's just the beginning.
Boulders - and it's just the beginning.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Johnson as seen from Lower Treasure Lakes, is ...
Mt. Johnson as seen from Lower Treasure Lakes, is ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Johnson seen from the approach, note the boulder f...
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