Southeast Face, Petite Griffon 5.7


High Sierra, California USA

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Sonoma County
Jun 15, 2016 - 11:16am
I attempted to climb this on June 8 with a ski in and camp at Ruby Lake. The couloir climbed fairly easily but was relatively soft snow. Hit the notch and the wind hit us. I got 30 feet up and decided to pull the plug. Bailed off my favorite nut "the H nut", handed down to me from Harrison Hood.

The route looks fun but intimidating and probably want zero wind when you do it. There is a slung block with rap ring at the top of the snow couloir.

Snowboarding the couloir was the consolation prize.
Petite Griffon - Southeast Face 5.7 - High Sierra, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Overview of the Petite Griffon and surrounding peaks.
Photo: McKenzie Long
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