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North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Mount Hoffman, Southeast Face Central

Mt. Hoffman, Southeast Face Central. This route, the Southeast Face Central (5.8-5.9, three and a half pitches) in the Wishon Reservoir Area of the Sierra National Forest, starts to the right of the obvious 200-foot tower/buttress on the southeast face. In July, Mark Leffler and I climbed the obvious diagonal crack up and right for one and a half pitches to a good ledge below a long right-facing corner/arch that heads toward the top. We followed this corner, then moved right to an obvious crack and belay. The last pitch followed this crack to the top. We walked off for the descent. The approach is made via the dirt road and trail cross-country from the Wishon Reservoir.

Richard Leversee