Lone Pine Peak's North Ridge- where the mountains meet the sky and the desert simultaneously.
Lone Pine Peak (12,944 ft.) North Ridge - III, 5.5 The North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak is a remarkable granite ridge climb. Don’t let the easier rating fool you. This is a long climb with 5,000 feet of vertical gain and a 1/2 mile of enjoyable ridge climbing. The incredible views of the Mt. Whitney area and the Owens Valley are mind blowing. This adventurous 2-day climb gives us the opportunity to bivouac on the ridge itself, maximizing the thrill and aesthetics of a truly stunning position in the Eastern Sierra. A fantastic introduction to the world of light and fast, this is a great alpine training climb or a climbing goal to aspire to itself.
We meet for breakfast and a final gear check in Lone Pine. Our adventure starts at the Meysan Lakes trailhead. After a few miles of trail we beeline for the North ridge. We gain it by an access gully and cruise the amazing ridge to a comfortable and unbelievably scenic bivouac site.
Awake in the alpenglow and climb the remainder of the ridge to the summit. Descend the high plateau dropping back into the Meysan Creek drainage and the approach trail. Celebrate a great climb with a tasty snack at the Whitney Portal Store!