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McGee Creek


07/23/2010 8:00 am
07/26/2010 8:00 pm
Goal: 
Mt. Baldwin (12,615'), Red Slate (13,123'), possibly Red & White (12,816')

Join us for this intermediate to strenuous trip up in the eastern Sierra to attempt to climb 3 peaks in three days. This area is of particular geological interest because of the dolomitic rock formations and the large number of hanging roof pendants, as well as the unique wildflower biomes that this geology supports.

Day 1: Hike in up McGee Creek 1200 feet, climb Mr. Baldwin, class 2, 3000' gain. (12,615'). Then camp at 9600 feet.
Day 2: Move camp 2 miles, 1000 feet. Then climb Red Slate, class 1, 3000' gain, (13,123'). Possibly climb Red & White (12,816'). Then back to camp after a long day.
Day 3: Hike out and drive home.

You must be in good condition and have experience in class 3 climbing if you want to do all 3 peaks. If you're just interested in seeing some great wildflowers and some very interesting metamorphic rocks, and just want to climb the class 2 peaks, that's fine too. This has been a high snow year. Equipment required: boot crampons, ice axe, helmet, snow camping gear. This trip requires a completed medical form, and signing a liability waiver.

If interested, please send your climbing resume to Lisa Barboza AT gd-ais.com

Difficulty: 
Intermediate to Strenuous
Location: 
McGee Creek Trailhead, East Side of the Sierras
Leader: 
Approved: 
Yes
Trip Type: 
Official

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