Correction to Secor
by John Wakabayashi
The east-southeast ridge, listed in Roper but not
Secor, is mentioned in the former as being class 2 with a few spots of
class 3. When I climbed it in 1987 I couldn't see anything resembling
class 3 anywhere on this route or anywhere near this route. It is easy
class 2 all the way up from the base in the North Fork San Joaquin
drainage. One gets onto the ridge from the bowl and snowfield to the
north of the ridge. This is probably the most convenient route for
climbing Rodgers on a short trip, because you can easily reach this
route from Davis Lakes. I recall in one of Steve Eckert's reports that
he half jokingly wondered if the class 3 was buried beneath some snow
when he climbed it. Having climbed it on Labor Day weekend following a
dry winter I think it's safe to say that the class 3 isn't hiding under
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