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Picture Peak Rock Climbing 

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Picture Peak on the left and Mt Haeckel on the rig...


Picture Peak is located 0.6 miles east of Mount Haeckel, and one could argue that it's a spur on the end of the long east ridge, but that wouldn't be doing it justice. The is neither officially named, nor even identified as an elevation point on the current USGS map - it's probably called Picture Peak because it looks nice from the north shore of Hungry Packer Lake.

The east face has multiple long rock climbs in the 5.9/5.10 range.

Getting There 

Start at the Lake Sabrina trail head. Follow the well marked trail to Hungry Packer lake. Hungry Packer lake is about 8 miles from the trail head. Picture Peak is on the other side of the lake.

Climbing Season

For the High Sierra area.

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Classic Climbing Routes in Picture Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Picture Peak:
NE Buttress   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1600'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at pitch 5, the chimney pitch.  This is...

NE Buttress 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : High Sierra : ... : Picture Peak
This route is a great adventure in the Sierra. Based on the very limited information available on the web, it does not get climbed very often. The fact that this limited info has it rated Grade III or IV and 5.9 is a complete sandbag. Regardless of ratings, I can give a couple of comparisons to help estimate difficulty. It felt harder than NB of Merriam. Expect to expend the same amount of calories as you would/did on Western Front. I would say that this climb is more like Higher Cathedral...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Hungry Packer Lake and Picture Peak
Hungry Packer Lake and Picture Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: closer view of Picture Peak
closer view of Picture Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: approaching Hungry Packer
approaching Hungry Packer

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