finally, i get to follow instead of leading! this was the year I led every pitch on every trip...mainly because all I could find for roadtrip buddies were novices. my friend did her first lead here and a fine job too! scared herself a little, so I did all the leading for the rest of the trip. oh well.
I hiked this with the CMC. We started on the Twin Owls trail and left the trail at the Cow Creek junction. We found a summit register with entries going back to the 1980s. Then we bushwhacked down a very steep gully to the Twin Owls trail.
First time via the South Gully, to the east of Sundance Buttress. Second time from the "pass" between Black Canyon and Cow Creek.
Even thought this summit is just barely over 10,000 feet, it's worth doing for the spectacular view.