Route Climbed: North Ridge up from Honeymoon Basin Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2011
Climbed up from Polaris Pass and picked up Sentinel Peak along the way. Although it's a long hike from any trailhead, this peak is well worth the effort. The views from the top were spectacular and Honeymoon Basin below the peak is truly unique and seldom seen.
Route Climbed: Southeast slope/East ridge Date Climbed: October 2, 2004
This is a spectacular glacial horn with diverse geology. I made the route up more difficult than it had to be. The southeast slope is a long scree climb and the east ridge is technical on slippery decomposing limestone with some basalt pillars. I sort of mixed the two up. The summit receives only a few visits each year, thus the alpine vegetation is much more intact than most of the other high mountains of this range. Lots of goats in the basin below.
"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