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.