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North Face North Couloir (right couloir) 
Northwest Ridge 

North Peak 


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Elevation: 12,242'
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BETA PHOTO: 15-September-2010: Northwest Ridge (5.3)

Description 

Alpine peak just north of Mt. Conness with several great alpine ice couloirs.


Getting There 

Drive west on Hwy. 120 from Lee Vining. Turn right at the Saddlebag Lake/Sawmill Campground turnoff well before the Tuolumne Meadows entrance station. Drive to the end of the road and park as for routes on Mt. Conness at the Saddlebag Lake trailhead.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Peak:
North Face North Couloir (right couloir)   AI3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800'   
Northwest Ridge   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c     Trad, Alpine, 800'   
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Featured Route For North Peak
24-September-2010: 3.5 pitches of ice in right couloir

North Face North Couloir (right couloir) AI3 Steep Snow  CA : High Sierra : North Peak
Amazing alpine ice route with a relatively short approach. Generally steep snow and 50-55 degree ice for 6 continuous pitches. Generally stay on the right side of the couloir (though both sides can be climbed) because the slope of the chute funnels rock and ice to the left side. I have seen this climb in various conditions from steep neve mixed with ice to bullet-proof steep blue ice from top to bottom. I have never seen it as a snow couloir as is shown in S.P. Parker's guidebook.The North C...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Spring approach to North Couloir
Spring approach to North Couloir
greg on northwest ridge
greg on northwest ridge
North Face of North Peak as seen from the start of the North Ridge.
BETA PHOTO: North Face of North Peak as seen from the start of...
North Peak on the approach.
BETA PHOTO: North Peak on the approach.
North Peak in the morning hours
North Peak in the morning hours
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