Route Climbed: Direct East Face IV 5.9 Date Climbed: August, 1998
Bob Cable and I climbed the Direct East Face on the North Peak ( Peak 12,600' +) of the Seven Gables. We origionally thought we had climbed the Clevenger-Fiddler route but when the second edition of the Secor book came out it incorrectly shows the Clevenger-Fiddler route on the main summit of the peak, not peak 12,600+. We thought we had possibly done a first accent. We contacted Claude Fidler to try and confirm if his route was correctly pictured in the secor book but he had not seen the second addition yet but assured us his route climbed the main summit and that we had mistakenly climbed a consolation peak. So we named our route the "Consolation Prize". Well sure enough when the new "High Sierra Classics" second addition book came out it shows the "Direct East Face" accending Peak 12,600+ and our first accent had been previously done. Well its still an awesome route and I highly recomend it. We did bag the main summit about a 1/2 mile away. Expect a long approach from the east side.