EAST RIDGE, MT. HUMPHREYS // JOHN MUIR WILDERNESS, INYO NATIONAL FOREST
Trad, 5.4, Grade III // Elevation: 13,986' // Trip Length 2-3 days
Another classic Sierra ridge climb, the East Ridge of Mt. Humphrey's has equally stunning views that rival the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak. With a moderate grade of 5.4, Grade III most of the terrain consists of class 3 and 4 scrambling with the occasional class 5 mixed in on immaculate Sierra granite. Probably most notable is the knife edge catwalk traverse you encounter mid way up the route, this section of the climb will create memories that will last a lifetime! Another great route for the aspiring alpine climber to tackle but we do recommend prior experience at altitude on easier peaks before attempting this climb as it is committing.