A long haul to get to the summit block. We had cold winter conditions for this ascent. The chimney was choked with snow, but that made the climbing easy with crampons. Windy enough on the summit to almost knock me over!!!
Route Climbed: North Ridge Traverse Date Climbed: September 21, 2005
I observed a bald eagle at 9000’, lynx tracks on the snowy ridge and a bear kill along the river this beautiful fall day. And not a single human on the trail going in or out along with very little evidence of scramblers doing this mountain either. I was only the second summit register sign in for 2005 which really surprised me. I rate this route 3 stars. It is a pleasant, short and rewarding day out. Cheers!
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