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Red Slate Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 13,156'
Location: 37.5076, -118.8693 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Mar 22, 2010
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Red Slate Mountain from the north.


The highest mountain in the area is visible from many a High Sierra summit, sometimes as nothing more than a distant snow flecked pyramid on the horizon.

From the south its a huge red mass of scree, but from the north it looks like a "real" mountain, with a fabulous couloir running diagonally up its face.

Getting There 

Trailhead is at Convict Lake. Hike the north side of the lake then head around and south down the ominous Convict Canyon between craggy peaks to Mildred Lake. It's possible to camp here, or keep going south to where the canyon basically ends.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.9 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Red Slate Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Red Slate Mountain:
North Couloir   WI2-     Ice, Alpine, 1500'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: 16-October-2010: North Couloir as viewed from Lake...

North Couloir WI2-  California : High Sierra : ... : Red Slate Mountain
Couloir is about 40 degrees maximum. About 3/4 of the way up the couloir turns left.In the late summer / early fall this last part may be partially melted out, making for some easy mixed climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Red Slate Mountain Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the camp in Convict Canyon.
Another view of the camp in Convict Canyon.
Rock Climbing Photo: Camp on dry land, past Mildred Lake. Red Slate Mou...
Camp on dry land, past Mildred Lake. Red Slate Mou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking south down Convict Canyon with Red Slate M...
Looking south down Convict Canyon with Red Slate M...
Rock Climbing Photo: Crossing snow on the way to camp.
Crossing snow on the way to camp.

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By rhyang
From: San Jose, CA
Oct 17, 2010
For the North Couloir, head up a use trail from Mildred Lake to Lake Wit-So-Nah-Pah. You can also get there by crossing the Mildred Lake outlet and going up to Lake Dorothy / Bighorn Lake / etc.

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