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Northeast Slope/Ridge

Northeast Slope/Ridge

Northeast Slope/Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.15210°N / 119.508°W

Object Title: Northeast Slope/Ridge

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: 2nd-easy 3rd

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Page By: bearbnz

Created/Edited: Jul 17, 2004 / Jul 19, 2004

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If you want to ascend this route, it would be best to approach via the Twin Lakes trailhead as described on the peak page. Once started up Thompson Canyon, it is easy to gain the South Slope and then bear right to the edge of the South Slope to gain the ridgeline where the travel is more inclined to 3rd class, but you get out of sand slogging and dodging Limber Pines.

Route Description

Once positioned on the East Slope, it is possible to weave through the Limber Pines and slog up the sand slope, but it is more aesthetic and fun to head north and gain the ridge with it's pleasant 3rd-class talus scrambling. The ridge (and the slope) lead directly to a small airy summit with great views of Tower Peak, Ehrnbeck Peak, and Center Mountain, among others.

Essential Gear

Comfortable shoes, water, that's about it. Although the approach is not casual, the route is.


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