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Blacksmith Creek - Northern Yosemite

Postby Bob Burd » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:59 am

Has anyone been up Blacksmith Creek, specifically to climb Eocene Peak from the north? Secor describes class 2 routes from the south and west, but those involve a bit longer approach. The guidebook is silent on other approaches. If anyone has a picture of the west end of the Sawtooth Ridge from Blacksmith Creek in summer or fall, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Blacksmith Creek - Northern Yosemite

Postby BHunewill » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:02 pm

I've been up Blacksmith Canyon to Glacier Lake. Also been up Blacksmith Canyon then forked left up to Avalanche Lake. I also went partway up then turned right and climbed to the saddle north of Mt. Walt and hiked up to the peak (Mt. Walt) that way. I should be able to post some pics showing Eocene (also on my list btw) after work today.
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Re: Blacksmith Creek - Northern Yosemite

Postby BHunewill » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:28 am

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View from Glacier Lake towards Eocene Peak (center right, with the scree chute right of the peak)

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Closer view of the peak. These first two are from 2004.

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Eocene on the far right. This was taken in September 2010 on the approach to Mt. Walt from the north.
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Re: Blacksmith Creek - Northern Yosemite

Postby Bob Burd » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:38 pm

Thanks! Just what I was looking for.
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Re: Blacksmith Creek - Northern Yosemite

Postby BHunewill » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:04 am

Glad I could help. I look forward to seeing your trip report sometime in the future.
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