Norman Clyde Peak has a huge striking arete and summit pinnacle. It’s visible from Temple Crag and is found along the Palisade Traverse. However, it doesn’t get that much traffic as it’s a long approach and stiff scrambling. I found this trip to be a solid day effort. It could be more pleasant as an overnighter.
I’ve had this peak on my mind since I was a park ranger at Devils Postpile and gave campfire talks about Norman Clyde. It was good to finally get a day on my own in these wild and beautiful mountains as I climbed the Northeast Ridge of Norman Clyde Peak.