Took the west ridgeline all the way, had fun on the class IV summit block. It was really green and made for some outstanding views. The drive there is a little long and I can see why not many people are hitting this one up, but it is absolutely worth it.
This is a great scramble inthe pioneers. climbed with mtybumpo and nick karl. it had a little of everything from fun and steep snow climbing,poor soft snow, loose rock solid rock, routefinding and back up plans. this was supposed to be a fun "easy" seasion starter but turned into a fun not so easy 5,000+ foot 10.5 hour day.Good times.
This peak has incredible views! We almost got turned around by some ugly soft cornices but we dropped down a thousand ft. and tried a new, snow-free route and made it to the top. What a great peak and a great day!
The south exposure makes this a good possibility for early or late season ascents. The views give a different perspective of the high Pioneer summits.