Climbed in Spring 2012, along with Pinnacle, during a multi-day ski trip, as part of my continuing project to traverse and climb a number of Chelan and Entiat area peaks by using spring ski approaches. With Saska’s scree covered in steep snow, I actually elected to get onto the south-southwest ridge and climbed it’s crest to the top; I would rate this class 3+, with fun exposure on the narrow crest – sometimes a crested cornice, sometimes a knife-edge rock ridge, with steep looking drop-offs on both sides… but maybe it was just the ski boots making it seem like real climbing. Will post a few photos soon.
Cardinal, Saska, Emerald Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012
After 8 miles of approach I realized that I had left my glacier goggles in the car. Facing 2 more days of heavy sun and snow travel, I made Inuit style snow goggles out of available materials. Although these were not ideal, my eyes went unharmed. We knew it was going to be hot so we didn't bring a tent or use bivy sacks. Alexei and I climbed Cardinal and Saska on the second day. On the third day we climbed Emerald before heading out. Saska was my 25th Bulger peak.