Correction to Secor, Junction Peak

by Bruce Hope
Last August, we tried the east ridge route up Junction Peak - basically going from Forester Pass eastward up the ridge toward the peak. This is what the guide says to do. Unfortunately, it fails to mention that a broad saddle lies between the pass and the main cliffs of the peak. This means dropping down 200-300' from a ridge you didn't need to be on in the first place. Didn't need to go all the way to the pass either. If you want to climb the west face of Junction from (for example) Shepherd Pass, follow the Muir Trail north to a point where it starts switchbacking up to Forester Pass, about 13000'. Contour from there NE toward the broad sandy saddle that cuts the ridge between Junction and Forester Pass. Ascend the west face of Junction from the top of the saddle.

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