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Matthes Crest

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About Matthes Crest:

Classic, pretty, 5th class traverse. a couple of 5.7 moves, but most of the route is 4th class.
Approach: several approach possibilities. I like taking the cathedral trail until just a few hundred meters south of taking a swim in the little lake along the way. Travel offtrail (east) about a mile or so to get to the southern end of the traverse.
Approach Time: depends on your VO2. an hour would be pretty damned fast. 3 hours would be pretty damned slow.
Latitude, Longitude: 37.82203, -119.39773
Access Issues: Zero
Rock Type: Granite
Type of Climbing: Trad
Sun Aspect: Morning Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
1 Average Rating = 4.74/5 Matthes Crest Traverse (8) 5.7 26