Sequoia National Park Backcountry “Sampler"

  • Location: Sequoia National Park, CA
  • Type of Adventure:  Multi-pitch rock climbing and alpine scrambling.

  • Season: July, August. 
  • Prerequisite Skills: Basic rock climbing and lightweight backpacking.   
  • Best Lodging Type: Backcountry camping.  
  • Nearest Airport: Fresno, CA
  • Best trip length: 7 days. 
  • Advance logistics required: Permits require a couple months of advance planning.
  • Local Partner: Sierra Mountain Guides
  • Itinerary:
    • Day 1: Beautiful, long walk to Hamilton Lake in “Valhalla"
    • Day 2: N Ridge of Hamilton Dome. 5.7 8 pitches. 
    • Day 3: Move camp to the Big Arroyo. 
    • Day 4: West Ridge of Black Kaweah. Huge, fourth class scrambling route to an amazing summit.
    • Day 5: Move camp cross country to Tamarack Lake. 
    • Day 6: Sabre Ridge. 5.7. Many Pitches. 
    • Day 7: Exit

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