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Red Slate Mountain

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Red Slate Mountain  

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Elevation: 13,156'
Location: 37.5076, -118.8693 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Mar 22, 2010






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Camp on dry land, past Mildred Lake. Red Slate Mou...


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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.9 miles from here

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Red Slate Mountain:
North Couloir   WI2- Mod. Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 1500'   
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16-October-2010: North Couloir as viewed from Lake...

North Couloir WI2- Mod. Snow  CA : High Sierra : Red Slate Mountain
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

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Crossing snow on the way to camp.
Crossing snow on the way to camp.
Red Slate Mountain from the north.
Red Slate Mountain from the north.
Looking south down Convict Canyon with Red Slate M...
Looking south down Convict Canyon with Red Slate M...
Another view of the camp in Convict Canyon.
Another view of the camp in Convict Canyon.

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By rhyang
From: San Jose, CA
Oct 17, 2010
For the North Couloir, head up a use trail from Mildred Lake to Lake Wit-So-Nah-Pah. You can also get there by crossing the Mildred Lake outlet and going up to Lake Dorothy / Bighorn Lake / etc.
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