Did these as the start of a traverse from He Devil to Tower of Babel.
He Devil had some interesting class 3+ from the He / She saddle the way I went but I found a bit easier return route that avoided most of the hairy stuff. One crack early on had a somewhat questionable chockstone we didn't care for.
Weather was cold and windy and the top of He Devil had frost on the rocks and trees.
She Devil was an easy scramble on both sides.
July 24 - Did the high route to summit of Baal and She Devil. Did not see a snow free route up the steep east face of He Devil, which was steep enough to dissuade me even without the snow so I downclimbed the gully between She Devil and Baal to Sheep Lake. Hiked over to the NW ridge of He Devil but at 1pm and with 80-90 degree heat I was feeling the effects of heat exhaustion and returned to camp at Windy Saddle. Drove down to Riggins and picked up some proteins and gatorades then drove back to Windy Saddle and crashed at 7pm.
July 25 - Got a 5am start to avoid the heat and did Billy Goat Pass to Sheep Lake, cut around east side of lake to NW Ridge route and summited at 8am. Back to camp by 11am. 105 degrees in Riggins, on the drive home.
With Moni as below.
In a long day from Windy Saddle Campground via the climber's trail over Goat Pass, down to Sheep Lake, up to the saddle between Sheep and Rock Island Lake, across the basin to the base of the NW Ridge and up the ridge. Back the way we came. 9 hours. Great scenery.
I climbed the Devils along with Baal and the Tower of Babel. Didn't see a soul for days. Saw Pan playing his flute along the southern flank of the mountain, or, perhaps, it may have just been a goat.
Out of a planned 3 night trip to the Seven Devils, this was the only peak I was able to summit thanks to 2-3 inches of snow on the first night which never really melted out much. I took the scree field between Baal and She Devil both up and down and followed the east ridge to the summit. The snow made things interesting, and made the summit more rewarding. I'll have to go back to play around more... great mountains!
Tagged both He Devil and She Devil with Duane and a She Angel as a dayhike. Tough day!!
As Bob mentioned, we hiked in on Saturday and did He Devil. Not enough water and electrolytes did a number on me by the end of the day but getting hydrated and proper electrolytes put me back on track for an actually bigger day on sunday. I felt He Devil was easier than She Devil due to the much better access and easy ridge.
There were a zillion butterflies up there, almost clouds of thembut they were beautiful. Sheep Lake is a beautiful lake.
Dean and I hiked in and camped at Sheep Lake on Aug 5, then climbed He. Dean was feeling sick that evening and we agreed that we'd abandon She if he wasn't much better in the morning. To my surprise he was ready to go up in the morning, so we traversed She - up the east side, down the west side. We didn't much like the scree/talus/boulders on either route. I think that attitude comes from getting old, with slowed reflexes and too many accidents/injuries or close calls in our memory banks.
I took the short-cut over Goat Pass and then climbed up the Northeast Ridge of He Devil. It took longer than I thought to hike over there. The ridge was fun and not too difficult. There was a wildfire two canyons south of us and the air was really smoky. I wanted to continue on the ridge to climb She Devil but an incoming thunderstorm made me change my mind. I would like to go back and climb the rest of the Seven Devil Mountains.
Just climbed She Devil on our trip... will be back for He Devil this summer.
Came up the south face of She Devil from the saddle between She Devil and The Ogre. Found a wide ledge with an overhand across the SW face that took me to a high point on the main west ridge; from which I proceeded to the top.
On the top I met Klenke and Cash and had lunch. After pictures I headed across the back of Baal to The Tower of Babel. All the peaks were busy with people on this day.
Traverse from Tower of Babel and Baal.
Played "Ring around the Mountain" with a mountain goat on Baal.
The sole of Fred's mountain boot came off on the summit, so we had to descend, rather than going on the He Devil.
Hurray for duct-tape, safety pins and webbing!
Free soloed this variation as part of a 2.5 day, 8 mountain traverse of the range with Paul Klenke. Trip report here: Seven Devils Plethora.