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The spiky helmet of Columbine Peak
at 12,662 feet, located at the south side of Dusy Basin
in Kings Canyon National Park
on September 6, 2003. This is a 6x7 Fuji Provia 100F transparency. This Columbine face is towards the northwest while its opposite side faces Palisade Basin
. On Labor Day in 1986 several of us climbed the peak via the class 3 erete from Knapsack Pass
. Part of that route can be seen here as the skyline ridgeline at frame right. Both sides of the ridgeline in this frame, right or left of the broader summit, quickly narrow to a thin erete of fractured blocks. Geology of the peak as well as the surrounding area is totally granite.
The image is available on my below home page gallery as a 27x22 inch Lightjet fine art print. For additional information on this image see link