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North Palisade

 
North Palisade

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.09410°N / 118.5144°W

Object Title: North Palisade

Elevation: 14242 ft / 4341 m

 

Page By: Romain, Misha

Created/Edited: Jun 13, 2001 / Feb 27, 2012

Object ID: 150406

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Page Score: 92.9%  - 57 Votes 

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Overview

This is the fourth highest mountain in California. None of the routes are easy - the easiest is class 4. The most popular routes are the U-Notch + Clyde variation, a 4/5th class route, and the 4th class route from the West (South). This is quite a popular mountain and the goal of many a Californian mountaineer.

Getting There

Drive to Big Pine in Owens Valley and then drive to Glacier Lodge. Hike the North Fork of Big Pine Creek for approaches to North-East facing routes.
Alternatively, drive to Bishop and then to South Lake; hike over Bishop Pass and into Dusy Basin. Cross either Thunderbolt Pass or Knapsack Pass (both cross-country) into the Palisade Basin. This is the approach for South-West facing routes.

Red Tape

Overnight wilderness permits are required at all times, and both both Bishop Pass and the North Fork of Big Pine Creek have use quotas in effect from May 1 to November 1. Permits can be obtained from the ranger stations in Lee Vining, Bishop or Lone Pine. If under quotas, make reservations is advance. More information can be found at the Inyo National Forest Visitor Center.

When To Climb

May to October. Few winter climbs (none entered in the summit log for the winter of 2000-2001 for example).

Camping

Wilderness camping allowed with a permit.

History

See Stephen F. Porcella & Cameron M. Burns, Climbing California's Fourteeners.

Mountain Conditions

Check www.395.com for current conditions, or call the Inyo National Forest Rangers at (760) 873-2400 for conditions. Daily report are available at the ranger station.

Another nice source for weather data is Howard Sheckter's webpage out of Mammoth Lakes.

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Sarah SimonCoordinates

Sarah Simon

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The coordinates for this page place the peak in a valley / on a slope on the map in SP.



Try these:



37.0941

-118.5144



Cheers,

Sarah
Posted Feb 27, 2012 7:55 pm
MishaRe: Coordinates

Misha

Voted 10/10

Thanks! Updated
Posted Feb 27, 2012 8:07 pm
Sarah SimonRe: Coordinates

Sarah Simon

Hasn't voted

Much better, Misha, I appreciate the quick response!



Climb safely,

Sarah
Posted Feb 27, 2012 10:11 pm

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