Mt. Clarence King - 12,905 ft.

Date: TBD

RT Distance: 33.0 miles

Elev. Gain: 9169 ft.

Detail Map Parking Map Etymology

It is possible that Mt. Clarence King has never been climbed as a dayhike. The easiest approach is via Onion Valley but still involves 33 miles roundtrip and over 9,000 ft of elevation gain. The shortest possible route is about 25 miles going through Gardiner Creek, but the bushwhack up Gardiner Creek would cost much more than the miles and elevation saved over the Onion Valley route.

Mt. Clarence King, when approached via the South Face, is mostly class 2-3 until the last couple of hundred feet. It is then class 4 to the summit block, where a few tricky moves are required to reach the pinnacle. While the summit register has numerous entries from parties that soloed the entire route, a rope is recommended for the less experienced.



17hr30m Bob Burd Sept 25, 2004

Multi-day Trip Reports

Aug 19, 1988Larry Tidball
Jul 31, 1992Dan Richter
Aug 21, 1997Craig Clarence
Aug 31, 1997Steve Eckert
Sep 6, 1999George Sinclair
Sep 12, 1999Aaron Schuman
Jul 13, 2000Bob Burd
Sep 10, 2000Craig Clarence

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