Pleasant mildly smoky day. Number 12 of Bitterroot 9kers checked off. Added sheer point for extra credit.
A really fun hike!- I especially like walking the slabs. Some of the best views around! Looking at that knife edge north ridge over there on Canyon Peak- Wow, that looks intimidating! Wonder if & when I will get to climb that one. But this is also a very nice peak in its own right and very much worth going to. Super bonus: as I was heading up the last pitch to the summit, I looked over to my right and saw a big 'ole mountain goat standing on the summit of "Sheer Point"!
24jun09 - Visited this summit a second time - this time with a friend and with more snow present on the ground. A good outing.
15sep07 - During ascent, I stayed high, close to the crest of the ridge. But during descent, I stayed off the talus and boulders and on the slab granite. It's a much better way to go - easier on the ankles and feet.