This fantastic rock peak dominates Little Lakes Valley and has at least four high-quality routes to its name. Another High Sierra prerequisite summit.
From 395 at Tom's Place drive west to Mosquito Flats. Hike along Little Lakes Valley trail to Long Lake, then follow a faint trail up to either Treasure Lakes or before reaching those lakes cut left and up to the desolate Dade Lake (4.25 miles, 1,300 feet of elevation gain).
A fine alpine rock climb with a wonderful prospect over Little Lakes Valley.P1 5.6. Snowline dependent, cracks in slabs to a ledge where it gets steeper.P2 5.8. Steep flake crack on the left to a ledge.P3 5.7. Up and right over flakes to where the arete relents a little. Route-finding can be tricky.P4/5 Easy 5th. Up the crest of the arete in a wonderful position to a ledge below the final impasse, a steep off-width crack.P6 5.8 crux. The crack awkwardly.P7 Easy 5th. Tunnel through to the other s...[more]Browse More Classics in CA
Galen Rowell's name will forever be associated with this peak. He was on the first ascent of the N Arete, S Face and also a different route on the South Face, solo. The latter was completed in 24 hours, car to car, including a 40 mile bike ride to get between trailheads! He also climbed it in winter.