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North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Elphinston Buttress

Elphinston Buttress. Overlooking Hungry Packer Lake (Mount Goddard quadrangle) is a beautiful peak with a very steep, prominent face. In August, Paul Landrum, Chuck Fitch and I established a route directly up this face. The climb begins at the toe of the buttress, which falls away to a scree field that ends in Hungry Packer Lake. The crux is a thin crack leading to a slight overhang about halfway up, where we left two fixed pins. 13-15 pitches. NCCS IV, F10.

Rick Mosher