Worked up the NW Face from Cathedral Lake trying to patch together a continuous snow line with Floyd and Cheeseburglar. Parts were melting out so there were some loose talus chunks to cross, but it worked out pretty well. Climbed Leahy and Electric Pass Peak as well before dropping to to the American Lake side for a loop hike with car shuttle.
West Ridge ascent, south face couloir descent Date Climbed: May 21, 2009
Bonus peak after sleeping at the Tagert Hut and climbing Castle's East Face. Contoured high in Montezuma Basin to reach Malemute's West Ridge and scrambled to the summit. Descended a steep couloir on the south face from right under the summit.
"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