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High altitude climbing. And the highest mountain peak in all the park. For the most part it isn't that hard of climbing as most is class 3-4 however there is a little class 5 stuff no harder than 5.8+.
Take Lyell Canyon for about 14 miles to Donahue Pass and turn right at Mt Rogers and Electra peaks. Hike up Lyell Glacier and choose your poison.
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Kuna Crest 3rd 1- 1 I M 1a Trad, Grade III
Kuna Crest Traverse - Mammoth Peak to Kuna Peak 5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c Trad, Grade IV
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Kuna Crest Traverse - Mammoth Peak to Kuna Peak 5.0 2- 4 I MM 1c CA : Yosemite National Park : Lyell Canyon / Donahue Pass
A good way to spend time up high in Yosemite. About four miles of this traverse is at 12,000 ft.From the Toulumne Lodge, hike the trail toward Mt. Lyell. Walk past the turn off to Vogelsang before turning off the trail and heading toward Mammoth Peak. Cross the river and scramble up the peak's northwest side.From the top of Mammoth Peak, traverse south (2nd class) hitting apprx. seven high points.The crux is a sawtooth section linking the Kuna Crest and Kuna Peak. The rock is dangerous here,...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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