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Ended up doing desolation “triple crown”

Postby Willythedog » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:48 am

Got a fast approaching Whitney mountaineers route coming up and wanted to brush up on a higher elevation class 3 peak. Problem right now is all the peaks I had in mind the permits are all taken (has to be July 6-7, Whitney the week after, mtb trip the week before. Probably the most busy weekend of the year but yeah)

Any recommendations? Criteria as follows:
Preferably within 4.5 hour drive from Marin county. I really don’t feel like driving 7-8 hours consecutive weeks)
Class 3 routes
10k+, preferably 12k+
Would be a plus if there’s a nice lake enroute to camp out at

also side question, I used to post pics via photobucket but what happened to it? Can’t seem to do it through there anymore?

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Re: What shall I climb?

Postby Gazelle » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:59 am

Conness or north peak or both
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Re: What shall I climb?

Postby Willythedog » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:25 am

That was actually my first choice. Conness, North and Ragged, but I couldn’t find permits for an overnighter. I guess I could day climb it but would definitely prefer to make basecamp for a lil r and r

Edit- err wait, is there no quota from saddlebag lake?

Edit again- yeah totally forgot there was no quota out of there. Good choice
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Re: What shall I climb?

Postby SNOOOOW » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:29 am

Ritter comes to mind. You should be able to grab a same day/walk up permit for most any trailhead if you're going out alone. I have never not been able to grab a same day/walk up permit when I have gone out alone except for maybe the area around Clouds Rest/Cathedral.
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Re: What shall I climb?

Postby Willythedog » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:27 pm

Ritter/ banner is definitely on my list but maybe when I got more time. Only got the 6th and 7th so at this point I’m definitely leaning towards Conness and North peak
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Re: What shall I climb?

Postby shuteye » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:05 pm

NW Ridge of North Peak and N Ridge Conness are both class 4 by the easiest route. North Ridge Conness has an impasse that must be rappelled or downclimbed at 5.6. NW Ridge North Peak has a shorter impasse with the same difficulty (rappel or 5.6) except that there's an exposed, somewhat intricate, but not very difficult class 4 workaround to the west These two routes do connect nicely but they aren't class 3, if that matters.
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Re: What shall I climb?

Postby Willythedog » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:02 pm

So the closer i get to the date the less time i find i have. Plan B right now is day climb the crystal range traverse in Desolation. Planning on starting from Lyons creek trailhead. Would Pyramid-Agassiz-Price be better than Price-Agassiz-Pyramid? Better being a subjective word. Cant find too much info on it but I have done all 3 at separate times, the only question mark would be the Pyramid-Agassiz traverse part.
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Re: What shall I climb?

Postby Gazelle » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:09 am

I think I wrote about it I did it pyramid Agassiz price, there is a nice chute down to the cirque toward Silvia lake if you go north of pyramid along the ridge a little ways, it is loose but not to bad, after that no big deal! Well Agassiz has a class 3 summit block! Great hike
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Re: What shall I climb?

Postby Gazelle » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:16 am

Look for desolation triple crown on this forum.
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Re: What shall I climb?

Postby Willythedog » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:38 am

Thank you thank you. I googled a bunch of stuff but not “deso triple crown” which brought up quite a few threads. Thanks
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