I must be a glutton for punishment. Went up north ridge, over to west ridge. Last signature in Ammo can was my own in 2011. The ridge is still rugged and Class 3-4 and the approach is still a long one for a day, but the view of Warbonnet is still spectacular.
This time, it went smoother, but still a good day with some route finding. Ascended to the the NW notch and followed the ridge up and down and around- some Class 4 moves kept me from dropping too far. Descended down a closer notch into the broad bowl to the north and out. 10 hrs RT.
Route Climbed: North Bowl- West Ridge Date Climbed: June 26, 2000
Climbed up from Baron Creek into a small beautiful bowl on the north side of Tohobit. From there a snow climb led to a notch just west of the summit on a tower ridden ridgeline. Up and down many steep gullies finally led to summit where I spooked a mountain goat that was just hanging out at the very top. He disappeared down the steep Class 5 north face much to my amazement! The scrambling and step kicking reached Class 4 at times but was mostly 2-3, but a very long day from the Grandjean trailhead. This was a solo adventure with a wickedly brutal descent down the south side into the trailess Goat Creek Drainage. Sean Duffy
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."