Correction to Secor, Florence Peak (S)
by Richard Vassar
From Franklin Pass I headed east through an area
with large rock outcroppings toward the base of Florence Peak. The easiest
route, as I soon discovered after trying to find a route between the large
rocks, is to stick to the scree just below the rocks on the south side of the
pass. Two sizable snowfields remained on the northeast ridge of Florence Pk.
On the way up I went below and to the south side of the two snowfields.
Near the summit, large boulders made the climbing borderline class 3 in spite
of the class 2 rating in Roper and Secor. I summited at noon. There was a
excellent view from the summit (elev. 12432 ft) with Franklin Lake and Tulare
Peak below and the Kaweahs to the northeast. I found the register box (an
ammo can) and unfortunately both register notebooks were damp. I signed in
and noticed that a few parties had done some of the technical routes on the
northwest face above Franklin Lakes earlier this year.
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