Album: Lone Pine Peak (3x) - North Ridge


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Outdoor Adventures
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Album Date
7/29/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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7/29/2006 3:29:04 AM
Meysan Lakes trailhead. 3:29am. 
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7/29/2006 3:39:59 AM
 
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7/29/2006 5:27:35 AM
Creek Crossing. 5:27am. 
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7/29/2006 5:36:47 AM
Heading for the notch 
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7/29/2006 5:47:02 AM
 
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7/29/2006 5:47:08 AM
 
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7/29/2006 5:55:27 AM
 
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7/29/2006 5:55:35 AM
 
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7/29/2006 5:57:06 AM
Heading up to the notch on the ridge (class 2) 
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7/29/2006 6:02:39 AM
 
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7/29/2006 6:02:43 AM
Miguel Forjan silhouetted at sunrise on the North Ridge 
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7/29/2006 6:02:48 AM
At the starting notch on the north ridge 
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7/29/2006 6:03:00 AM
 
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7/29/2006 6:03:15 AM
Sunrise above Lone Pine Peak's NE ridge 
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7/29/2006 6:04:23 AM
 
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7/29/2006 6:04:40 AM
 
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Not far above the starting notch the ridge opens up into a broad slope 
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7/29/2006 6:53:26 AM
Getting interesting now 
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Approaching the first tower 
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Notch before the first tower 
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7/29/2006 7:00:37 AM
Just below the notch 
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Crack climb starting about 40 feet down and left of the first tower (class 4) 
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7/29/2006 7:01:20 AM
 
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Climbing the crack 
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Looking down into the large chute between the N and NE ridges 
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7/29/2006 7:10:05 AM
 
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A somewhat spicy downclimb. For another view of this section check out the next photo. 
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7/29/2006 7:24:22 AM
Looking back from where we came. I pulled off a small horn while downclimbing this section. Some of the flakes are brittle. 
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7/29/2006 7:25:44 AM
 
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7/29/2006 7:30:11 AM
 
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7/29/2006 7:37:48 AM
The 2nd tower. This is the crux. The 1 to 2 pitch 5.7 route (with a lieback) goes up around the right side. 
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7/29/2006 7:41:04 AM
 
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7/29/2006 7:41:10 AM
 
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7/29/2006 7:57:06 AM
Looking up at the 2nd tower 
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7/29/2006 7:59:26 AM
 
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7/29/2006 8:33:34 AM
 
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7/29/2006 9:01:45 AM
Because we first climbed up about 40 feet or so on the 2nd tower we were able to protect it in a single long pitch using nearly the entire length of our 50m rope 
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Miguel sets a cam just before the lieback (5.7) 
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First piton. There is another a few feet higher. 
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2nd piton (a few feet above the first) 
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7/29/2006 9:34:35 AM
Looking back down at the lieback (center). You can't get the perspective from this photo but this part is "memorable". 
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Miguel's excellent anchor 
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Mount Whitney 
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Past the 2nd tower and approaching the final summit headwall 
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The ridge becomes a bit of a knife edge before the final headwall. Beyond the knife edge is another notch below the headwall. 
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Final headwall (not trivial). At the notch below the headwall we traversed right along a long horizontal ledge. 
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Looking back at the towers along the North Ridge 
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Short vertical downclimb to the notch before the headwall 
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Looking down at the notch below the final headwall 
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From the notch before the final summit headwall we took an exposed ledge system to the right 
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Looking back at the exposed ledge and the notch before the summit headwall 
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Exposure below the ledge 
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Climbing slabs and ledges up the right side of the summit headwall 
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Miguel (unprotected) on another exposed section. This photo makes my hands sweat. I took a slightly different route. 
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7/29/2006 11:02:19 AM
 
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Just below the summit. Nothing but easy boulders here. 
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Just below the summit 
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Finally on the summit of Lone Pine Peak (about 8 hours from the trailhead). 11:28am. 
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Miguel takes in the view on Lone Pine Peak 
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7/29/2006 11:29:46 AM
 
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Looking down at the north ridge 
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Looking down on the towers of the north ridge 
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Sharktooth, Corcoron, & LeConte 
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7/29/2006 12:04:59 PM
 
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Leaving the summit. 12:10pm. 
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Mount Whitney (as seen from Lone Pine Peak) 
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Dropping down to the sandy chute 
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7/29/2006 12:35:23 PM
Another hiker/climber was coming up the chute 
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Below the chute. 12:56pm. 
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The second Tower 
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This cairn marks the start of the climbers route where you leave the trail 
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This open forested area is where the climbers trail starts 
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A Sierra chicken 
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Second tower (center) and the final summit headwall (right) 
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Back at our cars. 2:51pm. 
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7/29/2006 3:06:18 PM