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#50077 - 06/11/17 02:27 PM Class 3 peaks
BFR Offline


Registered: 04/07/16
Posts: 58
Loc: Santa Monica, CA
Can someone recommend a summit with a long class 3 section accessible within a 3-hr Drive of Los Angeles? Thanks very much
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#50080 - 06/11/17 09:48 PM Re: Class 3 peaks [Re: BFR]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7126
Loc: Fresno, CA
My favorite long class 3 climb is Middle Palisade. Only the approach is really long. I think most people backpack in and then climb the peak and hike out next day. But I've seen reports of people doing it in a day -- they're animals!

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#50081 - 06/11/17 09:58 PM Re: Class 3 peaks [Re: BFR]
david_garza Offline


Registered: 03/28/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Glendale, California
Not a long section, but Strawberry Peak is very close to LA.

https://modernhiker.com/hike/hiking-strawberry-peak

No shade and no water, so if it's warm weather, take a good 3-4 liters.


Edited by david_garza (06/11/17 10:04 PM)

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#50093 - 06/12/17 04:04 PM Re: Class 3 peaks [Re: BFR]
goldscott Offline


Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 110
Loc: San Diego, CA
Spanish Needle in the Southern Sierra.
http://www.summitpost.org/spanish-needle/153267

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#50174 - 06/16/17 02:08 PM Re: Class 3 peaks [Re: goldscott]
Snacking Bear Offline


Registered: 08/09/11
Posts: 438
Loc: Saugus, CA
Ooh, I like the look of this. You been there Gold Scott?
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#50184 - 06/17/17 11:06 AM Re: Class 3 peaks [Re: Snacking Bear]
bobpickering Offline


Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 301
Loc: Reno, Nevada
I did Spanish Needle, Rockhouse Peak, and Owens Peak last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It doesn’t take much bushwhacking or side-hilling on loose crap in hot weather to make me wish I were further north where the peaks are higher and more enjoyable. Rockhouse was the best of the three. I was only there to finish the “Southern Sierra” peaks in the Sierra Club SPS list.

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#50192 - 06/19/17 04:56 AM Re: Class 3 peaks [Re: bobpickering]
KevinR Offline


Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 578
Loc: Manchester, NH
Originally Posted By: bobpickering
I did Spanish Needle, Rockhouse Peak, and Owens Peak last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It doesn’t take much bushwhacking or side-hilling on loose crap in hot weather to make me wish I were further north where the peaks are higher and more enjoyable. Rockhouse was the best of the three. I was only there to finish the “Southern Sierra” peaks in the Sierra Club SPS list.


I lived in Inyokern (directly across from Owens) for 7 years, and would never dream of doing those peaks in June - too damn hot. Lots of fun from November thru March, though.

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