Some of the Sierra Mountain Center team went out on July 4, 2012 to check out Mt. Emerson 13,225′. There are several different approaches. We decided to climb the SE Face. Short approach for this fun alpine route on solid rock. Leaving the Piute Pass trail before Loch Leven Lakes- Route climb the 5.4 crack ( great hand holds) then continue up class 3-4 to the traverse up high. The traverse is amazing, every 10-20 feet you move the scenery is different, miles of mountains and lakes. This is a great day climb. Mt. Emerson is a good climb to challenge your skills, learn new skills and take in the peacefulness one feels when in the mountains. We have a special playground in the Eastern Sierra. As a beginner climber I felt so comfortable with SP Parker and Sam Tyler guiding me. It was a magical day! Come play with us.