Across the Black Divide

29 Jul - 4 Aug 2006 - by Daryn Dodge (view roster page)

Last year on the Climb-O-Rama, I had an interest in doing a side trip to climb some of the nearby peaks along the Black Divide. Steve said wait till next year and let's plan a trip there. Surprisingly, his idea was to haul our backpacks through this difficult ridge of peaks and pass over, or nearly over, the top of two of them. I agreed to help lead it, though I was a bit uncertain we could really accomplish the feat. It turned out to be one of the most difficult treks I've undertaken, but also one of the most rewarding mountaineering adventures I've had.

The Black Divide is a high, remote 7 mile ridge in the heart of the Sierras containing 5-6 significant peaks. At its northern end is Black Giant, the highest point on the Divide at 13,330 ft. Near its southern end is Devils Crag #1, considered to be the most difficult peak to climb on the Sierra Peaks Sections' list of 247 most significant peaks in the Sierras. We were planning to climb both of these plus all the others in between.

The trip was planned as a loop trip, beginning at Sabrina Lake trailhead and ending at South Lake trailhead. To accomplish this, we left 2 cars at the finish and made two trips to the start, leaving one car there.

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Photos and maps are by Steve Eckert. Click on the images to see larger versions.


Day 1 Acclimatizing and the hike to Echo Lake

On the morning of the 29th the weather looked bad. Thick clouds were rolling west over the Sierra crest, usually not a harbinger of dry weather for later in the day. However, my weather information (Channel 3 news weatherpersons in Sacramento) said that the storm systems that had been plaguing the Sierras for 2 weeks straight was ending and should supply us with good weather for at least the next 3-4 days. So somewhat tentatively, we started the trip.

SouthLakeRainbow

As it turned out, the weather began clearing almost immediately and everyone's mood was brightened. Our goal today was to reach Echo Lake some 7.5 miles away and 2,500 feet above us at an elevation of 11,600+ feet. Many of the streams were still running high, given that the snow pack was 50% greater than average this year. The trails were quite soggy in places and we had one easy (but cold!) stream crossing near Dingleberry Lake that required wading. About two miles from Echo Lake, the trail ended and we had to pass through a morass of Frigidaire refrigerator- to minivan-sized moraine boulders at the outlet of Moonlight Lake, a tedious exercise with heavy packs. We arrived at Echo Lake with several hours of daylight to spare. However, we decided to call it a day to acclimatize and camped near the outlet of the lake (waypoint ECHOLK) where there were several reasonable, but small, bivy and tent sites. The lake was still partly encased in snow and ice, and much of the surroundings still had quite a bit of snow cover. Two marmots made frequent visits to our campsites throughout the evening, one was missing a tail and the other had a pronounced limp. We named them Stubby and Gimpy. After dinner, Steve washed out his pot with lake water and dumped it on the rocks away from the lake. The marmots got very excited by this, making numerous high-pitched chirping noises and then began licking at the rocks. Evidently, the marmots were familiar with human food and easy sources of salt (which Steve says they crave).

EchoLakePicturePeak


Day 2 - Passing over Echo Col and the tramp up Black Giant

Echo Col (12400 ft, waypoint ECHCOL) is on the Sierra crest and is rated class 3 in Secor's Sierra climbing guide. The crux of the climb for us was getting around the southern shore of Echo Lake. It was easier than it looked, but required us to use crampons and ice axes to climb a 35 degree chute filled with hard snow (which dumped into open water if you messed up). The bowl below Echo pass was still mostly snow-filled, with snow leading to within 100 feet of the pass itself. Bob Burd's photo of Echo Pass from his Sierra Challenge website was very helpful, leaving no doubt which notch to head to. The pass is not the lowest point on the ridge but the notch in the darker rocks to the far right. A few easy class 3 moves on rock occur just below the pass and did not present a big problem with our backpacks.

When we got our first glimpse of the other side, we were quite surprised at the amount of snow that still existed in the Sierra west of the crest. Considerable snow cover was present at elevations above 11,000 feet. We followed Secor's guide to get down from Echo Col (one easy class 3 move near the top) and on the John Muir trail (which we joined near waypoint ECHJMT). We then marched up the JM trail which was increasingly under snow as we gained elevation. However, being the Highway of the Sierras', the many footsteps on the snow helped us keep on track. Just beyond the inlet of Helen Lake (its southern tip) we left the trail and began ascending easy slopes of mixed rock and snow towards Black Giant Pass. The route steepened the last 200 feet of climbing to the top of the pass, but the snow covering the pass had softened in the afternoon sun and crampons were not needed.

At Black Giant Pass (waypoint BGPASS), we dropped our packs and started for the summit of Black Giant, only half a mile away and 1000 feet above us. The clouds had been gathering when we were trekking up to the pass, so we prepared for the possibility of rain during our climb. Luckily, the clouds never grew enough to present a risk. We reached the high point (waypoint BLACKG) a little before 4 pm and enjoyed a wonderful view of some of the peaks to the south we planned to climb over the next several days, including Charybdis, Mt. McDuffie, and Devils Crag. The climb itself was nearly a walk-up, involving some minor loose class 2 rock and low angle snow. One disappointment was that the Sierra register vandal(s) had visited this peak probably in the last year. The ammo box was empty, except for a map left by one recent visitor. We signed our names on the blank side of the map, as a few others had done over the past couple of months. From my experience, when a register can or book or both go missing from a summit, you can pretty much assume that other nearby peaks will be missing theirs as well. For example, I narrowed the disappearance of both register books on Black Mtn. and Diamond Mtn. to the late May-late June 2005 time frame (Does anybody know of a disgruntled person climbing these peaks at that time?).

Back at the pass, we donned our heavy packs and descended to Lake 11,828 south of the pass. We found some bivy sites and flat spots on the northern shore (waypoint C11828) and set up camp for the night. Unlike Echo Lake, this lake was devoid of marmots.

CharybdisFromCampLake11828


Day 3 The Charybdis climb and positioning for the Mt. McDuffie crossing

During the night, fog occasionally rolled in getting everything wet with dew. Low clouds skirting the rocks above us were still present when we woke in the morning, leaving us uneasy as to what the weather was going to bring this day. We left camp at 6:30 am and started for the summit of Charybdis with daypacks. Charybdis is actually on a spur ridge of the Black Divide. There were several excellent bivy sites at the other end of Lake 11,828 at the base of the peak. We followed the standard route up the south side of the NE ridge. Two large patches of snow were encountered, but the snow was soft enough to kick steps. Once past all the snow and we knew the remainder of the climb was on rock, we dropped our ice axes and crampons and picked them up later on the way down. As we neared the summit, we were forced upwards by cliffs near a steep chute and the climbing became class 3. Just before reaching the top of the NE ridge, I spotted ducks that led us on a traverse around the corner and eventually dropped us into a very narrow chute. This was followed by a class 3 climb up a crack on the opposite side of the narrow chute. Above this, the summit monolith (waypoint CHARYB) was only a few minutes away across a narrow, but easy, notch. Alternatively, one could go all the way to the top of the NE ridge when forced upwards, rather than do the traverse near the summit. But this route would lead to an airy class 4 move off the small satellite pinnacle of Charybdis.

CharybdisSummitNotchLouise

The low clouds were still roiling all around below us as we took in the view. The Enchanted Gorge and Ionian Basin were the prominent sites. We found only two interlocking rusty cans for a register. Not too surprisingly, it was empty. Lisa left a small notepad in the cans.

LisaBorrowsStevesPhone

Back at camp, Steve, Lisa and I saddled up with our backpacks and headed almost due east toward an unnamed pass (Pass 12,560+, waypoint BGSADL). Jim and Louise had other commitments and could not join us for the entire trip. Thus, they decided to hike to Wanda Lake and establish a base camp from which they could attempt climbs of the major peaks in and around the Ionian Basin. After reaching Pass 12,560+, Steve, Lisa and I then dropped down to a small tarn below the pass. After some discussion, we decided to hike up the opposite side of the canyon towards the north ridge of Mt. McDuffie. We set up an early afternoon camp on rocks above a small snowbound tarn at an elevation of 12,400+ ft (waypoint HICAMP). We still had several hours of daylight left, but decided there wasn't enough time in case we ran into route finding difficulties lugging our backpacks up the class 3 north ridge of Mt. McDuffie.


Day 4 The Mt. McDuffie to Wheel Mtn. Traverse

McDuffieFromNorthwest

We had been studying the ridge leading to McDuffie the previous evening. Secor's guide says to stay 150-200 feet below the north ridge and sidehill to within 200 yards of the summit, where one then attains the top of the north ridge. But the sidehilling looked pretty steep. With some trepidation, we put on our backpacks and started hiking at 6:30 am under a clear blue sky. (Nevermind the clouds in the picture above - that was taken the day before.) We cramponed up to a class 2 saddle above our tarn, then began contouring across the west side of the ridge where it quickly became steeper with a mix of class 2-3 ridges and chutes. For the most part, these ridges and chutes were composed of severely fractured rock that provided some flexibility in route finding. However, we soon arrived at a 100 foot-long section of smooth, steep rock that was the crux of the climb. At one point, Steve and Lisa dropped their packs to search for a reasonable way to cross. If we had only daypacks, this section would not have been particularly tricky. However, with backpacks, it was particularly tricky. After more than 30 minutes, a route was found and we lowered 2 of the backpacks on a rope over a short cliff to reach the easier route. We were soon across the smooth section and back on fractured rock moving in and out of class 2-3 chutes. We finally came to the very broad, shallow class 2 chute at the base of the McDuffie summit tower. However, it was full of rock-hard snow and we had to bypass it going up on the left side. The final difficulty was climbing the almost vertical north ridge leading up to the summit tower itself, which proved easier than it looked (and it looked nearly impossible from below, so maybe it wasn't so easy). We were on the summit of Mt. McDuffie (waypoint MCDUFM) at 10:00 am, overjoyed that we actually did it with backpacks! It now seemed possible we could do this traverse across the Black Divide after all. Again, not unexpectedly, the register (both can and book) was missing.

After a relaxing 45 minute stay, we descended via the south chute directly from the summit. This chute was loose class 2. So to avoid dropping rocks on each another, we either descended one-at-a-time in the narrow sections, or descended side-by-side in the wider sections. Because of the looseness, using this chute as an ascent route would be a tedious slog. We then had an easy traverse to a small tarn SW of Mt. McDuffie, followed by a 400 foot class 2 climb up to an unnamed pass (Pass 12,400+, waypoint MCDUFS). This pass is located approximately 1 mile SSE of Mt. McDuffie. From the pass, we had an amazing view of Wheel Mtn. and we all whipped out our cameras for a picture.

WheelFromMcDuffieSouthPass

We then proceeded south down loose class 2 rock (not as bad as McDuffie's south chute) to yet another snowbound tarn. This was to be our scheduled campsite. However, it was still early afternoon. So, after some discussion, we decided to keep going and head for the summit of Wheel Mtn. We dropped down from the tarn a short distance and found a surprisingly easy (and green!) ledge system that allowed us a high traverse into the valley just NE of Wheel Mtn. However, this valley was a chaotic jumble of huge moraine boulders. So we stayed on snow when we could on its far SW side. An obvious broad 40 degree snow chute near the end of the valley leads up onto Wheel's NE plateau. I used crampons and an axe for the chute, Steve used only an axe (and had to self-arrest twice - which he insists was good practice), and Lisa chose to forego the snow and clamor over loose rocks on the NW side of the snow chute. We then had an easy traverse across Wheel's expansive plateau, and over to the WSW shoulder (Elev. 12,400+, waypoint WHEELS). We were then faced with yet another loose class 2 rock slog as we sidehilled to Wheel's SW ridge. This went better than expected and we soon found ourselves on the ridge leading to Rambaud Pass... and only 350 feet below the summit of Wheel Mtn.! We dropped our packs (waypoint WHEELR) and ascended the ridge to its end near the summit of Wheel. We followed the west side of the summit ridge that led to the four summit pillars, or "spokes" of Wheel Mtn. I climbed one of them and it quickly became apparent that the NE spoke was the high point. We walked between or around the first 3 spokes, climbed the short, easy class 3 west face of the fourth spoke, and were on the summit (waypoint WHEELM) at about 4:30 pm. To our relief, this register had not been vandalized yet.

After a half-hour stay, we descended to Rambaud Pass (waypoint RAMBAU), picking up our packs along the way. The SW ridge of Wheel down to Rambaud Pass was quite enjoyable - the ridge was wide and the rock was relatively solid. At Rambaud Pass, we decided to descend the easy SW side 400 feet to a flat bench above a small stream to make camp (waypoint NOLAKE). The USGS map shows a lake here but we didn't camp at it. The NE side of the pass was much steeper, appeared to have much snow and loose rock, and the first source of running water was 800 feet below. So, the choice of a campsite was simple. [See the note below about shortening your summit day no matter from which side you approach Rambaud Pass.]


Day 5 The Devils Crag Climb

Other than wondering how we were going to get our packs across the Black Divide, I was also wondering if I could actually climb this peak. I am not a technical rock climber, but a decent class 3 climber who can handle large exposure. However, I have never tested myself on this much class 4 in one climb.

So with excitement and a bit of nervousness on my part, we started towards Devils Crag at 6:30 am. We brought with us a 30 meter (98 feet) rope (8.1 mm width), a selection of 7 slings and runners, and a few assorted cams and chocks. Lisa and I had a harness while Steve used a diaper sling. Our route, which we followed with only a small mistake on the way there, is the one Steve used when he first climbed this peak ten years earlier. It is a variation of the approach to the NW Arete route described in Secor's Guide that saves about 100 feet of loss and gain (and perhaps some loose nasty side-hilling) getting to the base of the Crag.

Click on this map for an extreme enlargment with route lines and waypoints:
DevilsCragRouteDetail

We reached Rambaud Pass quickly and continued up the nameless class 2 peaklet east of the pass. We dropped down after nearly going over the top of this peaklet (to avoid steep rock) to a notch (waypoint DNOTCH) that led over to another small peak sometimes called White Top (Point 12262). Dropping down to the notch (waypoint DNOTCH) involved some easy class 3 and loose class 2. Part way up towards White Top, we reached a brown streak of rock and followed this over the ridge (waypoint DBROWN) and down the other side about 20 feet. (If you get on gray rock before crossing the ridge SW of White Top, you're too close to White Top.) We then contoured more or less across several chutes and ridges until we found 2 old pitons hammered into some cracks on the side of a chute. (A sling connected them, and you should stay above them for the easiest traverse.) This chute or the next one over can be used to attain the ridge that connects to the start of the climb. After reaching the ridge, go up and around a small class 3 pinnacle on its SW side and continue to the base of the imposing wall that is the beginning of the Devils Crag climb (waypoint DCBASE).

LookingDownWrongRoute

I started up the chute first just right of where the ridge meets the Crag. After about 50 feet of class 3 climbing, it became a little more difficult and I began searching for a way around an overhanging rock above me. At one point Lisa, Steve and I were all side-by-side exploring this rock wall. Steve found the best route just to the right of the chute Lisa and I were in. At the top of the chute, we found numerous old slings wrapped around a shockingly loose boulder that had been used as an anchor (we could move it with our hands!). We planned to find a better anchor on our return for rappelling. This was the longest rappel, which we easily broke into two pitches for our return. Without any discussion Steve took over leading duties, which Lisa and I had no problem with! Steve seemed in the zone climbing with confidence and proficiency. It certainly rubbed off on Lisa and me.

DevilsCragWestFace

The climbing above the first wall became an exposed class 3-4 knife-edge with about four class 4 walls to climb at notches in the ridge. None of these class 4 walls were more than 50 feet high. We were constantly kicking or hitting rocks with our hands we wanted to use as foot or hand holds to see if they would "ring". If they rang, it meant they were not solidly attached to the main rock. Probably the most worrisome part of the climb was that many of the rocks did seem loose to a certain degree, and we had to use some of these possibly loose rocks as hand or footholds because there was no other choice... a version of the "it's loose but it will hold some weight" theme from an earlier trip. We avoided the black lichen-covered rocks left of the ridge.

The crux of the climb was the last notch before the summit - also known as the "airy traverse" or the "knife edge notch" (waypoint KNIFEN). This involved dropping down off the ridge to the NE (the first time we went significantly left of the crest) down a narrow chute about 20 feet before the notch. The chute drops about 15 feet, where one then has to walk across a narrow catwalk that slants down towards the abyss. The exposure is huge here. And there are no bomber hand holds. Once at the notch, take a breather, then go up a narrow (but not steep) fin of rock. It was so narrow we were straddling the fin with our legs as we ascended in a maneuver we called "riding the horsee". Where the knife-edge nature of the ridge eases off, you hit something very steep. This was the only spot we found a black lichen ramp on the right of the ridge, which completely bypassed the steepest part. After this, exposed class 3 led to the summit, which we reached with great enthusiasm at about 10:30 am. We never pulled out the rope on the ascent, but we did talk about doing so a few times. However, all 3 of us are fairly confident climbers on class 3-4 rock with high exposure, although none of us were willing to down climb any of the major class 4 sections on the way back.

The register can on the summit (waypoint DEVILS) had been seared by numerous lightning strikes. Devil's Crag is seldom visited; only 3 climbing parties had reached the summit since 2001. This explains the poor shape all the slings were in above the class 4 sections. We also found about an inch of water inside the can, the result of an oversized book in the can that prevented the lid from sealing completely. We spent much of the time on the summit trying to dry out the pages of the book.

After about an hour on the summit, we started down. Back at the airy traverse, Steve belayed Lisa and I down to the notch where we did a reversal of the "riding the horsee" move on the rock fin. Because the rope could not be thrown horizontally without risk of it going over the side and getting caught, Steve followed with some sort of combo belay/rappel set-up, broke the downclimb into two parts, and flipped off (retrieved) the anchor sling in each case. The catwalk looked particularly bad from this side, so Steve hip-belayed me from the notch while I clawed my way across the thin ledge. We rapped down to 3 notches along the knife-edge during the descent, followed by the 100 foot rap at the end of the Crag. The raps were about 50, 45, and 35 feet in length, with the last 100 foot rap done using an intermediate station Steve set up about a third of the way down the wall. Our 30 meter rope was the perfect length.

LisaDarynLookingDownFinalRap

We never used any of the cams or chocks; just the slings and runners. We pulled off many (several pounds worth) of the slings we found around rocks at the rap stations; they were simply too old to be useful and in some cases they were around really bad anchor rocks. Even spending a very long time on the summit, we were back in camp by 5pm.

One other note: Our camp on the SW side of Rambaud Pass was an ideal location for a summit bid of Devils Crag. The hike to the base of the climb went quickly, avoids the extensive elevation gain necessary compared to camping at the lower elevation lakes on the NE side of the Pass, and involves relatively little loose rock and no steep snow, unlike what can be encountered using the Henry Cut-off to get to the base of the climb. Spending an extra half-day lugging backpacks to this location will save more time for summit day. We saw campsites at 10200 and 10500 on the east side, compared to 11100 on the west side of Rambaud Pass.

DevilsCragsFromEast


Day 6: Mt Woodworth and part way out

Since we were a day ahead of schedule and Mt. Woodworth was so near, we decided to hike to its summit this morning. It was the easiest peak climb of the trip and only took an hour to reach from camp. Mt. Woodworth represents the southern end of the Black Divide, so it was fitting to finish the trip on this peak to make it a complete traverse of the Black Divide. The summit had an excellent view of the Devil's Crags.

DarynOnWoodworthSummit

On our return to camp, we packed up and headed for Rambaud Pass. While the SW side of this pass was easy, the NE side was an abysmal slog down steep loose rocks. It didn't help that hard snow was plugging the easier chutes at the top. We followed Rambaud Creek down, crossing and recrossing it a few times for easier travel. We left the creek for good at the 9900' corner (waypoint RAMBCK) and traversed high to shorten the distance to Grouse Meadow. We rounded the corner around 9400', staying just below slabs but above most of the brush, until a significant saddle at 9000' (waypoint AVASAD) where avalanches keep the brush cleared for the final drop to Grouse Meadow (waypoint GROUSE). This worked well and we managed to avoid significant bushwhacking.

LeConteCanyon

Our last concern of the trip was crossing the Middle Fork of the Kings River, which can run very high in big snow years. We hoped that the slow moving water in Grouse Meadow would aid our crossing. Lisa was the first to test the water, and she showed that it ran only thigh deep and was easy to cross. We took a break after crossing the river (at waypoint GROUSE) and enjoyed the amazing beauty of this spot. It reminded me of the Yosemite Valley views from the valley meadows. We hiked up the canyon and found a nice camp spot about a half-mile from the trail junction to Bishop Pass.


Day 7: the Hike Out

The next morning, we hiked up towards Bishop Pass less than a mile before we recognized some familiar people in front of us... it was Louise and Jim! Since we had gotten a day ahead of schedule, we were now on the same timeline as those two. They had climbed Mt. Goddard, Mt. Solomons and Scylla from their base camp at Wanda Lake. The hike today was 12 miles long, but on trail, so we reached the trailhead before 2 pm. And so ends one of the great mountaineering adventures of my time.


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