Bushwhacked up Fishhook Creek all the way up until a little pond below Stephens lakes. Camped there that night and then climbed not the true West face, but the secondary west face up from that pond. Got into some decent class 4 climbing and made the summit ridge all the way to the top. Beautiful climb!
Long day up a dirty, wet sickle couloir
Pat and I climbed Horstmann via the sickle couloir. It was a long day. The route was in great shape. I think I walked out of there with a pint less blood due to the skeeters :)
Fall Day up rock, ice, and dirt with Dusty.
I needed a fast way down from the summit after climbing the South Face. I was going to run out of daylight, spent too much time taking pictures at the beaver pond. So I headed down the North West face to hit the valley floor directly. Two very steep and smooth sections made me wonder what I was doing...Then the cross-country trailess section (in the dark) Classic day!
Frank, Art, Mike and I did this climb as a warmup for our winter ascent of the NF of Mt Borah.
Climbed the south ridge from our campsite at the upper Stephens Lake (8945'). It was a very fun scramble. The rock was a bit loose in places, but not too bad. Reading the summit log with entries back to 1954 was very cool. Trip Report
Summit Log had original signatures dating back to 1954- was a Who's Who of Northwest climbing, yet sparsley signed