Northwest Ridge

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California, United States, North America
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Time Required:
Half a day
Class 3-

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Created On: Aug 14, 2002
Last Edited On: Aug 14, 2002


From the Piute Pass trailhead (North Lake, Bishop Creek) hike over Piute Pass, then go southwest on a faint use trail past Lost Lakes to Muriel Lake. From the outlet of Muriel Lake, hike west cross-country to the west end of a bench below the north face of the peak. Just past a small lake, gain the toe of the obvious northwest ridge.

Route Description

From the toe of the ridge, walk and scramble (up to class 3) directly up the ridge to a notch with a 30' vertical step blocking passage. Go right around the base of the step, then ascend a loose chute back to the ridge top. Continue directly up the ridge, passing through an unstable band of black rocks. The final moves to the summit are class 3 on the ridge, or high class 2 just left of the ridge.

Essential Gear

A good pair of boots.

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Northwest Ridge

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