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Northwest Face

Northwest Face

Northwest Face

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.07100°N / 116.845°W

Object Title: Northwest Face

Route Type: Choss climb

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: 4th - 5th class

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Page By: brutus of wyde

Created/Edited: Apr 12, 2005 / Apr 17, 2005

Object ID: 164622

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From Vivian Creek Trailhead walk toward Mill Creek Jumpoff. Take the obvious gully leading directly up the face toward the summit. As soon as the route steepens, move onto the ridges to either side to avoid funneling of stonefall.

Route Description

Several thousand feet of desperately loose technical ground lead to the summit. This route should only be climbed during extremely frozen conditions, and even then it is not recommended.

Essential Gear

Helmet. Due to the extremely loose and hazardous nature of this climb, a rope is a liability.

Miscellaneous Info

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