After a snowy wet trip off Fiske, we took on Huxley via a western chute. Fun ridge traverse!
27 hour c2c climb of Evolution Traverse. This one was the last peak of the traverse. Took longer than I wanted it to take. Reached the summit just after it got dark. Considering I climbed the other 8 peaks along the ridge prior to that, not bad!
A nice moderate scramble on the way back from Goddard. Trip report
Easy climb up the west shoulder on the way out from a long weekend in Ionian Basin. Really enjoyed the views and the walk along the narrow ridge to the summit from the top of the shoulder. Descended the NE ridge, but seemingly did not turn right (south) enough when descending for the final portion and got fairly cliffed out right at the base. Not easy routefinding here if you have only done the descent. Some spicy 5th class moves (considering I had a full pack on) but it all worked out. Got the heart pumping (a lot).
I was supposed to climb Mt Spencer with the Sierra Challenge gang but Huxley's siren song pulled me off the final approach. The NE ridge was tougher than expected. The 300' skirt of cliffs makes route finding interesting if trying to stay Class 3.
With Matthew H. and Rick K. A great day of scrambling. Trip Report