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North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Peak 12,160+, Peaklet Wall

Peak 12,160+, Peaklet Wall. This peak appears to be a smaller image of Mount Humphreys when viewed from the east. In August, Jay Jensen, Gordon Wiltsie, Helmut Kiene, and I climbed the 1800-foot northeast face, locally referred to as “Peaklet Wall.” It proved to be much easier than it looked, with long sections of broken cliff that could be climbed unroped (F3 to F5). Overall, the climb was slightly longer and more difficult than the east face of Mount Whitney. The crux was a 200-foot vertical dihedral with a bulge at the top. NCCS III, F7.

Galen A. Rowell