This is the false summit of...

This is the false summit of...

This is the false summit of Luna taken from the true summit by John Rehkopf. The Southern Pickets are in the background and though they are somewhat smaller than Luna, they didn't fail to impress all of us.
Noah (Oregon)
on Aug 23, 2003 1:00 am
Image ID: 25872


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Diggler - Aug 18, 2005 7:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Southern Picket traverse??

Has anyone traversed those peaks in the background? If so, what difficulty & grade? Looks like a challenge! What is that rock like?

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Aug 18, 2005 8:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Southern Picket traverse??

Yes, Wayne Wallace, Colin Haley, and Mark Bunker did it 2 years ago. VI 5.10D. It took them 4 days I believe.

Rock is granitic, though nothing as good as the Stuart range.


Klenke - Aug 18, 2005 10:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Southern Picket traverse??

Specifically, rock is gneiss.

This is what Wiki says about 'gneiss':

"The word "gneiss" is from an old Saxon mining term that seems to have meant decayed, rotten, or possibly worthless material."
And this is what NW climbers say about gniess:


More info on the traverse (full enchainment) can be found here.


Diggler - Aug 19, 2005 12:31 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Southern Picket traverse??

Thanks for the links & info, guys. Aside from the bad rock part (& seemingly probable bad weather), seems like it would be quite a climb! Almost surprised Croft didn't beat them to it!

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