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Peak 12,486 Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 12,486'
Location: 37.15695, -118.6222 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Chris Owen on Sep 10, 2015
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Description 

Spur peak at the end of a ridge running from the main crest between Mount Thompson and Mount Powell. It is fairly prominent seen from Blue Lake and from Baboon Lakes, though outclassed by Mount Thompson to it's left.

There's a worthwhile scramble up its long North Ridge.

Getting There 

The trailhead starts at Lake Sabrina, following to the very scenic Blue Lake, after this a faint trail leads to a good camp spot on the west shore of Donkey Lake, the trail does continue sporadically up the west side of the valley to Baboon Lakes where there is scenic and secluded camping.

Climbing Season

For the 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolution area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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A scenic scramble which steepens towards the top negotiating two prominent gendarmes near the summit.Follow a diagonal tree line leftwards from the lakes to a flat spot below the ridge proper, where exposed slabs then lead to a low angle ramp through them on the right; after that up towards steeper blocky terrain, then Class 3 climbing right of the first tower and then through a steep chimney-like weakness in the second tower to the summit.The route has some very good views down into t...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Thompson (left) and Peak 12,486 seen from Blue...
Mt. Thompson (left) and Peak 12,486 seen from Blue...
Rock Climbing Photo: As seen from Baboon Lakes
BETA PHOTO: As seen from Baboon Lakes

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