The highest mountain in the area is visible from many a High Sierra summit, sometimes as nothing more than a distant snow flecked pyramid on the horizon.
From the south its a huge red mass of scree, but from the north it looks like a "real" mountain, with a fabulous couloir running diagonally up its face.
Trailhead is at Convict Lake. Hike the north side of the lake then head around and south down the ominous Convict Canyon between craggy peaks to Mildred Lake. It's possible to camp here, or keep going south to where the canyon basically ends.
Couloir is about 40 degrees maximum. About 3/4 of the way up the couloir turns left.In the late summer / early fall this last part may be partially melted out, making for some easy mixed climbing....[more]Browse More Classics in CA