Exciting climb on icy slope with difficult routefinding. We decided to descend down W face to Wright Lakes.
Climbed up the northwest rib between thunder storms.
Nice side trip on my way to the Williamson Bowl. Fantastic views, perfect day.
The slabs to the right of the rib proper were free of snow and much nicer than the rib itself. Class 2-3 ish in approach shoes.
Easy fun route
From our camp near Shepherd Pass.
Did the north rib. Started out with a hint of fire smoke in the air. I summited at 1300 to see a wall of smoke coming from the southwest. By the evening. visibility was down to 1/2 to 1 mile. It would have otherwise been a supremely clear sky. Fun easy climb.
Wow - what a long hike. So much elvation gain and loss before you even reach Shepard's Pass. But from here, climbed some beautiful Class III/IV route just north of the East Face or actually, just left of the North Rib, where the vertical east face drops off.
From Anvil camp with Oleg R
Two day trip with Pratyush and others. 4 of us climbed the slopes beside the NW ridge, then scrambled the class 3 ridge to the summit. Great, consolidated snow (except on the hike out!)
climbed via NW ridge. Took the summit ridge early on for some fun ridge scrambling!
First peak on an 8 day trip around the Kings Kern Divide. Went from Anvil Camp to Shepherd Pass, dropped the pack, and scooted up the North Rib. Took around 3hrs round trip from the pass. The Rib is mostly class 2, although you can do as much class 3 as you like, and I recommend descending it as well.
Solo day hike up the N. Rib. It took me 15 hours car to car. It was a very windy day. This was the least amount of time I have ever spent on a summit due to the wind forcing me to descend.
Tried to link up with a Williamson day hike previously, no luck. Had to get back in there to get Tyndall-enjoyed the peak-Sean and I observed a large smoking rock falling down at lightning speed
From Anvil Camp.
Up the NW ridge; descended the North Rib. Couldn't resist ringing my ice ax on the top-most rock a-la Clarence King. :-)
And I did Williamson the next day.
North rib(ridge) from Williamson Bowl.
Lots of snow at Shepherd Pass. The N. Rib was free for easy scaling up to summit for the 5th time. Little below 3hrs from Anvil.
Nice climb. My first 14er after Whitney.
First major day hike solo. Great birthday challenge.