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North Ridge - 5.4

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.25/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

When the peak is viewed from the Owens Valley, the route follows the right-hand skyline. Follow the Meysan Lakes trail to about 9,600' and gain the ridge from there via class 3/4 climbing. Stay on the ridge to the summit. Many variations are possible, depending which side of the towers you pass.

Submitted by: polarwid on 2003-02-06
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Route ID: 18225

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
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Solo Solo ascent by: caysedave on 2012-06-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars LLP

Fun

Added: 2012-06-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: henrytwin_m on 2011-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Longer than we thought

Long two days. We took our time getting started on Saturday. We didn't hit the trail until 8 am, finally getting on the ridge about noon. Make sure you bring plenty of water if you move slow. Each of us had about 1 gal and that was not enough with a planned bivy. Overall it was great fun. I felt some of the leads were up to 5.7. Maybe we were just off route. Excellent route to get someone introduced to the alpine environment.

Added: 2011-08-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tn_traddie on 1998-05-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars My first experience with alpine climbing

Still a little bit of snow down lower on the north side of the ridge. Views are beautiful all the way up. Got a bit lost just below the main headwall so keep your eyes open. Came across some nice bivy ledges just above 11,000 feet. Descended via Mt. LeConte. Still one of my favorites!

Added: 2010-04-22

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: byran on 2009-06-20 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars North Ridge

It took me about 9.5 hours, car to car. The approach is very short if you're a fast hiker - took less than 2 hours, and I drove up from sea level the night before. The climb itself is a long Grade III however. Lots of fairly exposed 4th, and lots of notches to negotiate. Be selective about what you rope up for and try to keep moving. The ridge is a lot longer than it looks from the base. And it might not have continuous stretches of 5th class, but what's there is quite stout for 5.4.

Added: 2009-07-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ajutant on 2006-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Lonepine North Rige

This was my first peack. My father and I co-lead and reach the top at about 7ish on the 2nd day. We walked off the back side (south) or should I say we slid. There was a large Talis field and We almost got in to a real jam, when the wrong way by getting off the path. The path is really clear when your are on it so if you can't see it your likely not on it.

Added: 2007-06-06

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