Had a seemingly rare view of the Refuge streams and ponds frozen over during this hike. We weren't quite as light on our feet due to the temperatures, but we able to summit Crab Eyes without too much trouble. You do have to get a little creative towards the top if you're going to make it all the way up.
First climb to Crab Eyes (Twin Boulders)on 23Apr05 with my son Zach. Second climb with my son Ben on 26May05. Third climb with friend DParker on 18Jun05. Laban West/splandswest
I watched from the bottom as my partners, Bryan and Curtis, easily made the summit of Crab Eyes. It was along the slanted rock in this image that I decided I couldn't quite make it. Fifty feet to go and the exposure got to me. --mark d.
The Crab Eyes were always my favorite destination in the Wichitas. The views were good and numerous peaks surrounded it so it was easy to tie it to trips up other summits.