I guess not many people are going out into the Sierra???
A great two night trip out of South Lake with a superb pair of partners last weekend. We had a splendid time!
Here the Middle Fork of the Kings River winds through Grouse Meadow.
Followed by a steep climb up Rambaud Creek, with a nice view up Palisade Creek to Mather Pass.
Finally we reached the base of Devils Crag. Here in the morning as the sun hits.
And of course the BetaLight shot…
My partners head over the talus to Rambaud Pass.
Initial view of Devils Crag was a bit intimidating.
Good climbing on the ridge though. Here I look down from the first class 4 section.
Heading through the Rabbit Ears. Very exposed… there wasn’t really anything below that 8 inch ledge his feet are on for quite a ways.
Finishing up the second class 4 section. Bit of loose rock on this one.
And coming down the crux.
Afterwards we went over to Wheel Mountain. Nice view back to Devils Crag.
My partners descending the steep bit below Rambaud Pass in the afternoon.
Shallow lake on the way out at about 10300 feet with the Palisades in the background.
Exiting through Dusy Basin, Agassiz, Winchell, Thunderbolt, North Palisade, and Isosceles Peak line the background.