Mount Emerson – Southeast Face
This is one of the rare, accessible alpine day climbs of the Eastern Sierra, quickly becoming a local Bishop area classic. Best climbed in the fall when the rock is dry and the temps are cool.
This climb on scheduled dates at this special pricing requires a minimum of 2 to run and has a maximum guiding ratio of 2:1. Due to COVID-19, this trip is only offered as a Custom Private Trip. Click HERE to reserve this climb by custom private arrangement.
Mount Emerson - Southeast Face
Mt. Emerson (13,204 ft.)
Southeast Face (III, 5.4)
Mt. Emerson was named by John Muir in the late 1800’s to honor Ralph Waldo Emerson. The stark contrast of Emerson’s white granite with the surrounding red of the Piute Crags will have you philosophizing on why you haven’t been here before. This is one of the rare, accessible alpine day climbs of the Eastern Sierra, quickly becoming a local Bishop area classic. Nearly 3,000 feet of excellent granite cracks, faces, and exposed ridges. This classic-style alpine rock climb has it all!
This climb is for fit and capable mountaineers with basic rock climbing skills in sticky rubber approach shoes. Great training for bigger alpine rock objectives in the Sierra and the Alps.