OverviewThe route ascends the obvious crack system in the center of the east face, and the approach and climb are easily done in a day.
Getting ThereFrom Onion Valley, hike toward Kearsarge Pass. Before reaching the pass, head south and approach the wall just beyond Heart Lake.
Route DescriptionAscend the obvious crack system in the center of the east face. The route follows a steep, right facing, corner. Six or seven pitches (up to 5.8) lead to a massive shelf, just below the summit. From here, third class climbing leads to the summit fin. At the fin, unprotected, and very exposed, 5.6 face-climbing leads to one of the Sierra's most exciting summits. Rappel back to the base of the summit fin and descend down the north ridge toward Pothole Lake.
Essential GearStandard alpine rack. Nothing special is needed.
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