From North Lakes up to the Lamarck Col, I went over the col and dropped maybe 100 feet to easier ground before traversing to the SW slope of Lamarck an N Lamarck. On descent I traversed the ridge almost back to the col, exiting down the SE face when the scree looked manageable. This was much faster and would have been a better ascent route too.
with Darwin Bench and Lamarck Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2014
Long day hike from North Lake TH, over Lamarck Col, down Darwin Canyon to Darwin Bench, most of the way back up canyon, x-country up to Lamarck ridge, tagged several high points, finally tagged Mount Lamarck, then scrambled down the southeast ridge boulders and hiked back out to the TH.