Uneventful scramble along the ridge. Tedious approach from the lake.
This is a wonderful climb, if you stick to the east side of the ridge. From the moraine you enter about 120 ft of steep scrambling on crisp and reliable black granite, reminiscent of the Vogelsang/Simmons but of better security and quality. Higher up you gain white granite of the purest form. Climber's left (east) side of this granite is steep and consists of near-vertical chutes or faces of hard class 3-4, but the rock is so good that I thought little of the danger and felt well-inclined to ignore easier terrain to the west. I was impressed and surprised by the quality of this climb. I enjoyed it immensely.
From Sapphire Lake, we headed up the bouldery west slope, then enjoyed the ridge. Nice snow flurry as we were leaving the summit down the south face due to wet boulders. Hit up Huxley next.
Solo day hike via Echo Col. Pictures
27 hour c2c climb of Evolution Traverse. Section to Fiske was long.
Spicy and sometimes loose descending to the saddle, then more boulder-hopping to the summit. End of a Huxley-Warlow-Fiske traverse, which would have been more fun in the other direction. Trip report
Managed to stay about 12,400 feet or so after summitting Wallace and heading over Wallace Col, headed up one of the shallow rock ribs before the larger rib next to the Fiske Glacier. Then a quick stop at Muir Pass just before sunset en route to a nice long weekend in Ionian Basin.
With Rick and Matthew, did this as a dayhike out of Lake Sabrina, going in over Wallace Col and back out over Lamarck Col. A really fun day (except for those last few hours coming out). Trip Report
From Echo Lake went over Echo Col and summited from the east.