South Slope from Young Lakes

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 37.96720°N / 119.3192°W
Additional Information Route Type: Scramble
Additional Information Time Required: One to two days
Additional Information Difficulty: Class 2
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This is the easiest route to Mount Conness, but it involves a long aproach. From Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, take the trail to Dog Lake, then take a branch to Young Lakes. The trail distance is about 8 miles.

Route Description

From Young Lakes, Mount Conness's big vertical southwest wall is prominent in the north. Ascend the long, broad slope to the right of the big wall, which leads all the way to the summit plateau. Once on the summit plateau, follow the thin ridge leading northwest to the summit, passing through some exposed narrow ledges on the left side.

Essential Gear

None in summer.

Miscellaneous Info

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PCHoran - Aug 9, 2002 4:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Route Comment

8/9/02. OK. I could have made a mistake but... on 8/7/02 I followed the prescribed route through the Young Lakes and the small lake at 10,300. However there was a serious boulder field across the trail. This means either a 45 minute scramble each way or dropping 1,000 to the valley floor and reclimbing. Added a lot of time and effort to what would otherwise be a pleasant scramble.

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