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North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada Range, Kings Canyon, The Red Blade

Kings Canyon, The Red Blade. This formation is easily seen from the Cedar Grove roadhead up the hill to the east of North Dome. In May Fred Beckey, Mike Scherer and I climbed a route on the southeast face. We walked up the Copper Creek trail for about two miles, and from there approached the northeast end of the rock. Once the southeast face was reached, we climbed a crack system in a recess to reach the ceiling that diagonals across the face. Our route continued up crack systems rising from the left end of this ceiling. NCCS III, F8, A2.

Michael Warburton