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North America, United States, California - Sierra Nevada, Hamilton Lakes Region

Hamilton Lakes Region. We had three days of vacation left, and the fine pinnacles and domes in the region of Hamilton Lake persuaded us to leave by way of that area. The ridge between Hamilton Lake and Eagle Scout Creek has some ten pinnacles on it, the finest being the beautifully shaped dome, Peak 9770. From camp at Hamilton Lake we climbed the third pinnacle from the west by its east ridge, an apparent first ascent. NCCS II, F8. We also climbed Peak 9770 by a gully to the east, the easiest route, to find it had been climbed, but left unrecorded, the previous year by Kurt Chadwick and Chuck Kroger. NCCS II, F6.

Christopher A. G. Jones