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East Chute

East Chute


Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 36.55700°N / 118.262°W

Object Title: East Chute

Route Type: Walk-up/scramble

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Class 2

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Page By: Dave K

Created/Edited: Nov 20, 2002 / Feb 7, 2005

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From Whitney Portal Campground, hike across the campground along a series of paved driveways and follow the signs carefully through a summer home area. The trail soon leaves the summer homes and enters the John Muir Wilderness. There are good views of Lone Pine Peak along the trail. At 11,150 feet the trail reaches a flat area near a small tarn and a small creek. From here the route to the Lake is along a ducked use trail. The trail climbs 3600 feet total before reaching Meysan Lake at 11,450 feet.

Route Description

From Meysan Lake, climb up the chute immediately north of the east ridge extending from Mt.Mallory towards Meysan Lake. The chute contains much loose rock and sand. Climb over the chockstones on the right side. As the chute widens, continue up towards the right (north), climbing up the broad sandy slope.

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East ChuteEast ChuteEast Chute Above the chuteLooking down the chuteMeysan From the Gully