Set up camp at Dade Lake with Gordon Ye for climbing the NE Ridge of Bear Creek Spire the next day. I had some time left in the day, so I climbed the N Ridge, then traversed to Pyramid Peak and descended the W Ridge to the col with the NE Ridge of Bear Creek Spire. A good afternoon out on a lot of knife-edge ridges, though there was a LOT of loose rock too!
Ring Around the Rosy Finch! Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007
Under-estimated this peak and was surprised at how long and relentless the summit ridgeline is! I stayed pretty far west (forgetting Bob's beta in his TR) and encountered more Class 4 with some 5 stuck in there pretty often. Loose rock? More like moveable surfaces! Quite hairy when alone. I wasn't about to down climb the same route, so I opted for descending via a few Class 4/5 chutes along the eastern face and circled around "pothole" lake just south of Morgan Pass trail.
BTW, the register coffee jar is on the 12,744' peak. I forgot to sign my name after putting a comment in it. :/
Ugly weather was inbound, it drizzled as I drove away at 6:30PM.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)