Climbed from Boulder-Grand Pass, a quick add to our descent from Alice, although coming down to Thunder Lake was time consuming on soft snow and talus. With Scot.
Long slog to summit of Tanima via Thunder Lake and Boulder Grand Pass.
Finally found the technical (5.4) route that stays close to the Continental Divide between The Cleaver and further up (S) the Divide to Isolation Peak. No guide book currently identifies it well.
From Boulder Grand Pass, ascended from Lake Verna
Getting to Boulder-Grand Pass was all the work, and the fun was the last 1/2 mile to Tanima's summit. Great views all around on this beautiful day.
Hiked both peaks after a camp at the North Saint Vrain backcountry campsite. This was one of the most beautiful hikes of my life, passing by two waterfalls (Trio Falls and Fan Falls) and four lakes (Lion Lake Number 1, Lion Lake Number 2, Snowbank Lake, and unnamed lake above Fan Falls). Nice exposure while getting to the summit of Pilot Mtn.
Climbed via East Ridge from Thunder Lake; combined with Mt. Alice
Combined with Alice on both ascents.
Nice scramble ... total ascents = 2.
Nice view along the divide to the north & south from the summit.
Total ascents = 2.