Shortly after getting our hands on Alan Kearney's book, Shirley & I decided we needed to climb this beautiful horn of rock. We got around to it during the Labor Day Weekend of 2003. This was our first outing to the beautiful Sawtooths of Idaho. Hiked in on day 1, climbed on day 2, and out on day 3. Beautiful area, gorgeous mountain and a pretty good route.
View of the Warbonnet approach from Elephants Perch.
Elephants Perch from Warbonnet approach.
Easy cross-country travel on the approach.
First views of Warbonnet from approach.
More Warbonnet views.
Approaching our bivy site at Bead Lakes.
Approaching the start of the South Face route.
Starting the lead of pitch 2.
Shirley on pitch 2 of South Face.
Shirley atop pitch 3 ledges with Bead Lakes below.
Ledgy pitch 4.
Starting the lead of pitch 5.
Pitch five hand crack.
The belay right before the summit ridge pitch.
Leading the distinctive summit ridge.
Higher on the spectacular summit pitch.
Nearing the summit.
Shirley tapping the summit point.
Empty summit register can.
Rapping off the summit ridge...airy!
Shirley on the rap.
Hiking out with Baron Lakes visible below.
Hiking out after our climb of Warbonnet.
Shirley on the hike out with fall colors beginning to show.
Views of Mt. Heyburn from the shuttle boat ride out.