REI Community
Trapezoid Peak

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
North Ridge T 
Northwest Slab T 

Trapezoid Peak Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 12,920'
Location: 37.124, -118.576 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 3,251
Administrators: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Chris Owen on Apr 13, 2006
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Northeast Wall of Trapezoid Peak.


Say what!? Not off the beaten track and not often visited - this is a nice little peak with a great ridge traverse. The next peak north from Mount Goode (north of Bishop Pass).

One of the best views of North Palisade is from the summit of this peak.

As far as I know the monolithic NE Wall remains unclimbed - although an entry in the summit register is interesting:

"Tried the northeast face, retreated because of lack of protection" - Alan Bartlett.

Getting There 

Start at the South Lake trailhead and hike toward Bishop Pass. Follow the trail to Long Lake, cross over it's headwaters and hike up a shallow valley SW to Margaret Lake, which is a good base for both Trapezoid and Goode (North Buttress). 3.5 miles and 1,500 ft elevation gain.

Climbing Season

For the High Sierra area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Trapezoid Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Route beta - Trapezoid - Northwest Slab.

Northwest Slab 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  California : High Sierra : ... : Trapezoid Peak
A short, clean and fun route to the summit - with marvellous vistas over the left edge.Start at the toe of the slab, left of the North Gully. Pitch 1 has the crux, a jam crack finishing at the belay ledge. Stay as close to the edge as feasible. Pitch 3 is a little steeper, and looser, one more pitch will see you on the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Trapezoid Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Panorama from Goode to Gilbert
BETA PHOTO: Panorama from Goode to Gilbert
Rock Climbing Photo: North Palisade appears to tower in the sky from th...
North Palisade appears to tower in the sky from th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Trapezoid seen from the north in April.
BETA PHOTO: Trapezoid seen from the north in April.

Comments on Trapezoid Peak Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · People · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About