Took the west ridgeline all the way, had fun on the class IV summit block. It was really green and made for some outstanding views. The drive there is a little long and I can see why not many people are hitting this one up, but it is absolutely worth it.
This is a great scramble inthe pioneers. climbed with mtybumpo and nick karl. it had a little of everything from fun and steep snow climbing,poor soft snow, loose rock solid rock, routefinding and back up plans. this was supposed to be a fun "easy" seasion starter but turned into a fun not so easy 5,000+ foot 10.5 hour day.Good times.
This peak has incredible views! We almost got turned around by some ugly soft cornices but we dropped down a thousand ft. and tried a new, snow-free route and made it to the top. What a great peak and a great day!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe