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Petit Griffon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 13,046'
Location: 37.3901, -118.7869 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ian McEleney on May 9, 2012
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northeast face of petit griffon


This is the striking spire in the notch between Mount Abbot and Mount Mills. First climbed by Dave McDonald and David Harvey, June 1964. The last 30 feet of climbing to the higher (western) summit are 5.7 on high quality granite.

To descend make one short rappel from webbing and cord wrapped around the summit block. Then either rappel or downclimb 4th/low 5th class rock to the notch between this little peak and Mount Mills.

For more information check out RJ Secor's The High Sierra 3rd ed., p.341 or Moynier and Fiddler's Climbing California's High Sierra 2nd ed., p.295.

Getting There 

From 395 at Tom's Place drive west on the Rock Creek Road. At the end of the road is the Mosquito Flats Trailhead.

Take the Little Lakes Valley Trail to The Mono Pass Trail to Ruby Lake. Hike around the east side of the lake on talus and head south cross-country past Mills Lake and toward the spire. It's about a 4.5 mile hike gaining about 2,600 feet.

Climbing Season

For the 06 - Little Lakes Valley & Mono Recesses area.

Weather station 15.0 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: talus above mills lake
talus above mills lake
Rock Climbing Photo: approach to the notch
approach to the notch
Rock Climbing Photo: further up the couloir
further up the couloir
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim leading the summit pitch
Tim leading the summit pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: The Petit Griffon. The North Couloir of Mount Abbo...
The Petit Griffon. The North Couloir of Mount Abbo...

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By SirTobyThe3rd
Jun 25, 2012
This page is terrible. Are you planning to add photos and more description?

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