American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Contiguous United States, California, Sierra Nevada, Temple Crag, East Face of North Peak, Mediatrix, Previously Unreported

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  • Publication Year: 2000

Temple Crag, East Face of North Peak, Mediatrix, Previously Unreported. Heather Baer-Schneider and I climbed Mediatrix (IV 5.8, 2,500'), which takes a straight line up the center of the face as seen from Second Lake. Begin climbing left of 26th Of July Arête and gain the gully. Easy solid climbing leads up for six pitches to the base of the upper east face of the north peak. Continue straight up a slightly left-leaning crack system for six more pitches to the top of the north peak. Fourth class takes one to the top of Temple Crag.

Michael Strassman

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