Then in the image above right, you see Sean and David taking a break in a nice little pocket area at the top of the first chimney. This is a good place to set up for chimney number two. Once you have climbed to the top of the Chimney, you will need to travers over an bunch of jumbled rock and boulders for a final elevation gain of about 322 vertical feet. It is mostly class two with a possible bit of low class 3 to reach the summit. The photo above where you see our group negotiating the terrain gives you a good idea of what to expect. The summit is just a bit up and to the left of the above image. With just a couple of bolder hops away from the summit of North Palisade, you can see Starlight Peak come into view (circled in yellow). Starlight is another great 14er in the Sierra Nevada, and it is well worth the climb if you are into the more challenging peaks in the range. Well, that should do it for the climbing section of North Palisade via the Palisade Glacier U-Notch variation. To see our write up and photos once on top, please visit our North Palisad Summit Page. Email Sign Up
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