Mount Clarence King, Southeast Face. This 12,909-foot mountain dominates the upper watershed of the Kings Canyon region although it is surrounded by higher peaks. On the southeast side of the beautiful horn-shaped mountain is a steep 800-foot face which Greg Henzie and I climbed in August. We found the climbing to be varied and interesting on the clean white High Sierra granite. Two F8 cracks proved to be the principle obstacles on our route which is directly in line with the main summit of the mountain. NCCS III, F8.