East Chute

Page Type
Route
Location:
California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Walk-up/scramble
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
Class 2

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Created On: Nov 20, 2002
Last Edited On: Feb 7, 2005

Approach


From Whitney Portal Campground, hike across the campground along a series of paved driveways and follow the signs carefully through a summer home area. The trail soon leaves the summer homes and enters the John Muir Wilderness. There are good views of Lone Pine Peak along the trail. At 11,150 feet the trail reaches a flat area near a small tarn and a small creek. From here the route to the Lake is along a ducked use trail. The trail climbs 3600 feet total before reaching Meysan Lake at 11,450 feet.

Route Description


From Meysan Lake, climb up the chute immediately north of the east ridge extending from Mt.Mallory towards Meysan Lake. The chute contains much loose rock and sand. Climb over the chockstones on the right side. As the chute widens, continue up towards the right (north), climbing up the broad sandy slope.

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