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Wesley-John Traverse

 
Wesley-John Traverse

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.13700°N / 118.631°W

Object Title: Wesley-John Traverse

Route Type: Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: Class 3

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Page By: Bob Burd

Created/Edited: Oct 1, 2006 / Oct 1, 2006

Object ID: 231012

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Route Description

 
On the traverse
Class 3 scrambling along the ridge

The traverse between Point Wesley (middle summit) and Point John (west summit) is a highly enjoyable scramble along mostly solid granite. The description given here travels west along the crest, but it can be travelled just as easily in the opposite direction. The most difficult section is a loose chute just west of Point Wesley that must be descended to a notch. Once at the notch, traverse around the north side of the ridge and downclimb slabs to the crest of the ridge.

The ridge can be followed almost directly the entire way without ever deviating more than about 15 feet from the crest. The rock quality improves as one moves westward, with the final climb to Point John having the best scrambling.

Getting There

Find your way to the summit of either Point John or Point Wesley. From there, the route takes you to the opposite summit. Point John is most easily approached from Echo Lake, while the quickest way to Point Wesley is via Sunset Lake. It is also easy to reach this route from the summit of Point Powell as the connecting ridge to Point Wesley is easy class 2.

Essential Gear

Sturdy boots are all that are needed. Snow found in Spring conditions will likely warrant additional gear and attention.

Images

Wesley-John TraverseOn the traverse