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North Palisade (14,248')


06/03/2011 8:00 am
06/05/2011 6:00 pm
Goal: 
North Palisade

From the "Glacier Lodge" trailhead above Big Pine, hike up the North Fork of Big Pine Creek to a camp at Sam Mack Meadow. From there, cross the Palisade Glacier - the largest glacier in the Sierra Nevada - and climb the U-Notch Couloir (snow and possible ice, to 40 degrees).

From the notch, climb two pitches up the 5.4 "chimney", then the follow the easier class 3+ ridge to the top. Return home on the 3rd day.
Participants must have proven skills and must be known to the leaders. Trip currently full, but waiting list is being kept.

Contact: Kelly Maas kamaas444 (at) sbcglobal.net, Louise Wholey

Difficulty: 
Rating 3E3 (class 5 + snow/ice)
Location: 
Near Big Pine, East Side, Inyo National Forest
Leader: 
Co-Leader: 
Approved: 
Yes
Trip Type: 
Official

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