Correction to Secor, Lone Pine Peak
by Steve Eckert
Back at the base of LeConte by mid-afternoon ... I glissaded down
to break camp and move my pack to the base
of the second class crud route up Lone Pine. It was about 5pm when I
started up 2000' of loose scree, but I got up and down with just enough
time to get back onto the trail at 8:15pm (before dark) somewhere around
11000'. Secor says the chute starts at Meysan Lake. Nope. Roper is
correct in describing the location of the chute as midway between the
Meysan lakes (hundreds of feet elevation below Meysan Lake proper, with
cliffs and boulders preventing a traverse). After grunting up this messy
route, I'd agree with Harris and Clarence (report broadcast earlier) that
4th or 5th class is the way to go on this peak! Especially near sunset,
the view of "Comb Ridge" (including LeConte and Corcoran) is the best
reason to climb this peak unless you climb it for the route alone.
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