Southeast face from Eagle Pass Creek Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007
We took The Eagle Pass trail up to near 6,900 feet and then went straight up the beargrass slopes to the southwest ridge. Then we followed that on up and around to the east face, where we found a way to traverse toward the summit. A friendly dog had joined us at the trailhead and followed us all the way to the climbing section just southeast of the summit! Thanks to my buddy- who led the upper part of the climb, as I was not really enjoying the steep loose gullys that we had to negotiate on our northward traverse of the east face. Nevertheless, an excellent climb that I would love to repeat! When we got down almost to the trailhead, the guest dog disappeared into the woods and we found a note on my truck which read "I think my dog went hiking with you. Please send him home and do not steal him!" Thanks for the company, Cheff dog!!
"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