American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Spring Lake Wall

North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Climb Year: 1975
  • Publication Year: 1976

A color photo in a packer’s brochure shows this face to good advantage. The north-facing wall is about 700 feet high, rises above Spring Lake (Middle Fork Kaweah drainage), and is reached by an uphill grind from Mineral King. Robb Dellinger, Debbie Winters and I placed the first route on this attractive face July 14, 1974, following essentially a direct crack and dihedral system to the summit. The rock is very good and the climbing continuously excellent. NCCS III, F6.

Fred Beckey

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