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East Slope
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East Slope

 
East Slope

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.89000°N / 120.15°W

Object Title: East Slope

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: A long day

Difficulty: Class 2

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Page By: BCL

Created/Edited: Jul 4, 2005 / Feb 20, 2006

Object ID: 165708

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Approach

See the main page for a list of trailheads. This route begins at Heather Lake. It is a 1700 foot climb from here.
Above Heather Lake
Heather Lake

Route Description

From Heather Lake follow the creek that enters the lake on the west side. This creek leads up between the south and east ridges. The terrain begins as a boulder field that is fairly stable. Past that you encounter loose rock which must be carefully negociated.

From the top of the creek head due north to intersect the east ridge. This portion of the climb is also loose rock, but is not as steep as below. From the east ridge it is an easy hike to the south ridge which will lead directly to the summit.


Essential Gear

This route holds snow late into the year. Crampons and ice axe will be necassary in winter and early spring. For the summer monthes a pair of hiking boots and a wind breaker will do.

Images

Jacks and Dicks. 7/3/05.