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North America, United States, California-Sierra Nevada, Consummate Corner, Patricia Bowl

Consummate Corner, Patricia Bowl. While ski touring in Patricia Bowl, above the 10,000-foot road in Rock Creek Canyon, I spotted a wall of granite crags that were hidden from the road. In July, David Wilson and I hiked into the cirque in just half an hour and found one dihedral that was by far the most appealing line. It lies in a cleft about midway along the southern wall of the cirque, and begins out of a snow couloir. After negotiating the snow, two continuous 5.10 pitches led to easier climbing and the summit plateau of a minor unnamed peak. (III, 5.10+ .) (Editor’s note—At least two other routes have been done here, both 5.10.)

Galen Rowell