Merriam Peak North Buttress Topo Map

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Merriam Peak is the easternmost of the trio of granite peaks overlooking the Royce Lakes chain. This peak was named in 1929 for Dr. Clinton Hart Merriam, who was chief of the U.S. Biological Survey in the late 1800s, and later chairman of the U.S. Geographic board. Other names for the peak have included “Isosceles Peak,” due to its appearance from the north, and “Bastille Peak” in honor of the first ascent of the peak made by Sierra Club climbers Lewis Clark, Julie Mortimer, and Ted Waller on Bastille Day in 1933. The 900-foot north buttress of Merriam Peak is an impressive sight from the Royce Lakes. The steep buttress ends on a narrow arete leading to the summit. High quality rock and varied climbing characterize the route. Clevenger recalls that he and Bob Harrington grossly underestimated the route’s length and difficulty.
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Bishop, California

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