The Juggernaut Rock Climbing
Admiring the Hulk from the summit of The Juggernau...
This beautiful chunk of Sawtooth granite is the Incredible Hulk's little brother. There are excellent views of the Hulk from the top of Juggy and the profile of The Juggernaut is visible from high on the Hulk. The routes here are roughly five pitches in length and relatively moderate with good stone.
The Juggernaut is very accessible. While its approach is an hour longer than the Hulk's, it is worth the extra little work. The camping is amazing and you will likely have the place to yourself.
From Twin Lakes, follow the Robinson Creek Trail past Barney Lake. At Barney Lake you get your first view of The Juggernaut. Continue to the junction of Rock Island Pass Trail and Mule Pass Trail. Stay left and take Mule Pass. You immediately cross the creek and head up switchbacks. When the trail begins to descend towards a second creek crossing (approximately 5 minutes), head right up a shallow rocky gully before you cross the creek. Follow cairns as you head towards the north face of The Juggernaut. The routes Arch Rival, Crimson Gem, and Dihedral Route are best approached from the left via 3rd/4th class ledges. The Beckey Route, Irresistible Force, and Hidden Agenda are best approached from the right. Allow 3-3.5 hours.
Climbing Season For the 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge area.
Weather station 16.3 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Juggernaut
Irresistable Force 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b California
: High Sierra
: ... : The Juggernaut
This route climbs the line just right of the large scoop on the main wall of the North Face.P1: Various starts led to a thin right facing corner 5.10P2: Move up into the strenuous slot. A variety of climbing techniques will see you thru the difficulties.5.10P3: Easier climbing leads up to the steep roofP4: Make the difficult moves thru the roof. Hard 5.10 Continue up the thin seam, then move left up to the big ledge. P5: From the big ledge, there are three options to the top. Option A: Climb the...[more] Browse More Classics in California
Afternoon light on The Juggernaut.
BETA PHOTO: North Face of The Juggernaut