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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