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Southwest Ridge T 

Treasure Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 12,975'
Location: 37.39106, -118.77755 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Sep 11, 2015
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Treasure Peal seen from the Abbot Glacier.


This conspicuous black striped peak was obviously the "victim" of heavy glaciation in the last ice age, being immediately east of a group of big alpine peaks, and more than likely poking out of a huge ice-field. As such, while not having the classic lines, it's more or less a nunatak.

The west summit is the higher point and there is a spectacular view of the Abbot group and Bear Creek Spire from here.

Getting There 

Various approaches. For the Southwest Ridge camp at Treasure Lakes and hike/scramble up to Treasure Saddle (12,480+).

Climbing Season

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

Weather station 14.8 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Treasure Peak - Southwest Ridge.

Southwest Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b  California : High Sierra : ... : Treasure Peak
A fine ridge climb to the summit which while Bob Burd calls Class 3, I seem to remember it being technically more difficult than that. It can be followed almost directly for the duration of the climb, towers and notches for the middle part of the route. The rock is solid.Great atmosphere, being surrounded by the high alpine peaks to the west.Descend the way you came....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By seano
From: Northern, NM
Aug 16, 2016
IMHO the best climbing on this peak is the 4th class traverse from the east to west summit. Generally good rock and great exposure.

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