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Lone Pine Peak

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Lone Pine Peak  


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Elevation: 12,944'
Location: 36.5616, -118.2251 View Map  Incorrect?
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The western shoulder of Lone Pine Peak feels a lit...

Description 

Lone Pine Peak hosts a variety of long climbs on white granite.

Getting There 

Lone Pine Peak is the massive formation that looms over the town of Lone Pine. Routes on the north side can be approached from the Mt. Whitney Portal Road. The longer routes on the south face of the mountain are approached via dirt roads and the Stone House area.

Tourists on 395 often mistake Lone Pine Peak for Mount Whitney.

Climbing Season



Weather station 16.5 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lone Pine Peak:
North Ridge   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, Alpine, Grade III   
NE Ridge (full)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, Grade III   
Winter Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 3000'   
Direct South Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A0     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 16 pitches   
Michael Strassman Memorial Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 700'   
Bastille Buttress - Beckey Route   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b A0     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000'   
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Featured Route For Lone Pine Peak
First headwall pitch after a dusting of snow.

Winter Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : High Sierra : Lone Pine Peak
There is general consensus that this is the best moderate "alpine"--where that means snow, rock, and sometimes ice and mixed--climb in the Sierra Nevada. Seen from the curious and wonderful Stone House, Winter Route is a series of two snow gullies connected by a rock pitch and capped with a rock headwall. In the summer these gullies are full of fragrant wildflowers.Approach:Hike up the obvious trail at the end of the road, go right over the creek, and reach the Ashram. From the Stone Hous...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Lone Pine Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Lone Pine Peak is the peak on the right, from Tuttle Creek Campground. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lone Pine Peak is the peak on the right, from Tutt...
Lone Pine Peak. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
Caroline Schaumann on North Ridge, Lone Pine Peak.
Caroline Schaumann on North Ridge, Lone Pine Peak.
Near the summit of Lone Pine Pk
Near the summit of Lone Pine Pk
Morning light on some of the many domes and cliffs lining the north side of Lone Pine Creek.
Morning light on some of the many domes and cliffs...
Lone Pine Peak from Horseshoe Meadows CG, Lone Pine Area.
Lone Pine Peak from Horseshoe Meadows CG, Lone Pin...
Tom Rogers on Lone Pine Pk
Tom Rogers on Lone Pine Pk
Lone Pine Peak from the Alabama Hills at sunrise. The  North Ridge is the prominent ridge leading directly off to the right from the summit and the Northeast Ridge is the closer of the two.
Lone Pine Peak from the Alabama Hills at sunrise. ...
Caroline, Lone Pine Peak.
Caroline, Lone Pine Peak.
Alpenglow on the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak, as seen from the Meysan Lakes Trail
Alpenglow on the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak, as...
Lone Pine Pk
Lone Pine Pk
Lone Pine Peak: taken from Whitney Portal.
Lone Pine Peak: taken from Whitney Portal.
Lone Pine Peak. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
View from a few miles into the Meysan Lakes trail.
View from a few miles into the Meysan Lakes trail.

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By Tapawingo
Oct 31, 2012
Does anyone have any beta on other routes up LPP, such as summer solstice and the czech pillar routes? Also, what guidebooks have these routes listed in them?
By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Oct 31, 2012
summitpost.org/lone-pine-peak/...

secor guide and AAJ FA descriptions are also helpful