enroute to Devil's Head summit Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2007
December 27, 2007 Jason Wilcox and I climbed the Water Ice route "Beowulf" (WI4 670m) up the drainage, quickly climbed "Devil's Punchbowl" then onto the slopes southwest of Devil's Head. We climbed the standard West ridge route on Devil's Head to the summit.
We reached the summit of Devil's Head at 3:00pm, just a quick 7.5 hours from the truck. Air temperature at the summit read at -20 C and the wind was at least 60 kmh, it was quite cold. We only had a short summit stay. The way down was quick and we reached the top of the water ice before dark. We downclimbed and rapped the water ice in the dark and were back to the truck around 8:30pm. A nice 13 hour day.
An extension of Beowulf, some whirlwind icefest Adam and I were having in March before my departure to Zion for several months. Worth doing if you are climbing Beowulf, not worth its own trip however. Devil's Head is right above you. Could make this a cool multi day trip if the weather was with you and top out on Devil's Head, would not surprise me if it has been done in the winter by someone.