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South/West of Mt. Whitney


07/02/2008 1:00 pm
07/07/2008 1:00 pm
Goal: 
Guyot (12300'), Hitchcock (13186'), Young (13176'), Hale (13494'), Chamberlin (13169), Newcomb (13422') , Joe Devel (13327'), Pickering (13474'), Newcomb (13422'), McAdie (13799')

We'll attempt to climb several peaks ranging from the south to the west of Mt. Whitney on this 6 day trip. From Cottonwood Lakes trailhead, we'll go over New Army Pass and drop down to head north on the PCT or into the Sky Blue Lake basin, depending on which peaks people want to climb. The peaks are all class 1 or 2, except McAdie, which is class 3.

This will be a great trip to start the summer climbing season if you are in or near good physical condition. For the western peaks option: Day 1 is 15 miles with 3800 ft gain. Day 2&3: camp at Crabtree Creek, climb Hitchcock, Chamberlin, Newcomb. Day 4: climb Hale, Young. Day 5&6: climb Guyot & hike out. Send climbing resume with conditioning and recent experience plus peaks of interest. We will carpool from Bay Area. Permits for 10.

Difficulty: 
Class 1, 2, 3
Leader: 
Co-Leader: 
Approved: 
Yes
Trip Type: 
Official

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