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x3878 in John Muir Wilderness (Cottonwood Lks)

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x3878 in John Muir Wilderness (Cottonwood Lks)

Postby rcymbala » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:16 pm

There doesn't seem to be any info about peak x3878 here... I Googled and got:
Your search - site:highsierratopix.com x3878 - did not match any documents.

Where do I post TR's about peaks under 13,000 feet?

I climbed it last Saturday. Wow! The views are great, both up to Mt. Langley and towards Cottonwood Lakes. There's a 1,000 foot drop-off to the North that's a different kinda view.

I was thinking there may be a way from the Woolyback (12,840') to Mt. Langley. Like Cam, the director at Golden Trout Encampment (Thatcher School, Ojai, CA) once told me, "yeah, if you don't mind climbing class 5 without a rope." He was right. Although the topo lines look fairly smooth, there's a big drop off from x3878 down to the "pass" just up and to the right from Cottonwood lake #6 (not numbered on topo). I need to learn more rappelling.

I needed to descend. From looking down over the Lake #6 pass, I went down and downhill (to the Left) and almost got hung-up on some ledges. To get off of x3878 one would need to re-trace the route of ascent unless one had a not-too-long rope for rappel. No pics, sorry.

Warmly, Robert C.

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Re: x3878 in John Muir Wilderness (Cottonwood Lks)

Postby maverick » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:53 pm

Where do I post TR's about peaks under 13,000 feet?

This forum. :)
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