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South Slope from Young Lakes

South Slope from Young Lakes

South Slope from Young Lakes

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.96720°N / 119.3192°W

Object Title: South Slope from Young Lakes

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: One to two days

Difficulty: Class 2

Route Quality: 
 - 6 Votes


Page By: gordonye

Created/Edited: Feb 15, 2002 / Jul 11, 2007

Object ID: 156204

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This is the easiest route to Mount Conness, but it involves a long aproach. From Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, take the trail to Dog Lake, then take a branch to Young Lakes. The trail distance is about 8 miles.

Route Description

From Young Lakes, Mount Conness's big vertical southwest wall is prominent in the north. Ascend the long, broad slope to the right of the big wall, which leads all the way to the summit plateau. Once on the summit plateau, follow the thin ridge leading northwest to the summit, passing through some exposed narrow ledges on the left side.

Essential Gear

None in summer.

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8/9/02. OK. I could have made a mistake but... on 8/7/02 I followed the prescribed route through the Young Lakes and the small lake at 10,300. However there was a serious boulder field across the trail. This means either a 45 minute scramble each way or dropping 1,000 to the valley floor and reclimbing. Added a lot of time and effort to what would otherwise be a pleasant scramble.
Posted Aug 9, 2002 4:24 pm

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