Years and years after it made my to do list, I finally payed my 1st visit to the Never Summer Range. Did a long, enjoyable loop on a perfect weather day over "Never Summer Peak", Lead Mountain, Hart Ridge, Mount Cirrus, Howard Mountain, Mount Cumulus, Mount Nimbus & Red Mountain.
A long boulder hop starting below Lake of the Clouds. The route turns to a little 3rd class below the saddle, but nothing too difficult. A windy, but cloudless, day in the Never Summers!
Daytripped with "Never Summer Peak, Lead Mountain, Hart Ridge, Mount Cirrus & Mount Cumulus.
From camp in Hitchens Gulch, climbed the unnamed peak east of Howard Mtn, Howard Mtn, Mt Cirrus, Lead Mtn, and 'Never Summer Pk' with my friend Keith. The climb from Lake of the Coulds to the unnamed peak east of Howard was snow-free even though it was north-facing and the upper Hitchens Gulch still had snow. The traverse from the unnamed peak to Howard Mtn was class 2/3.
not many people venture up there. Nice lake along the way
Like most of the Never Summer Peaks climb them when there's lots of snow.
We hiked up Hitchen's Gultch and had to post hole just below Lake of the Clouds. Because the snow in the saddle between Mt. Howard and Mt. Cirus was deep we climbed rotten skree on the south side. I said a four letter word when I realized we had only reached the false summit, but the true summit was worth the effort. We traversed from there to Mt. Cirus.
Nice summit. With Andy on a beautiful (but windy) fall day!
Climbed with smudge on our way from Lead to Cumulus.