After the black dike, I kept heading left, and left, and left. Ended up on top of The Enclosure, instead of at the upper saddle. Glad I did though.
The Enclosure became a home away from home for a bit as we worked on the Valhalla traverse and the shooting gallery that is/was Black Ice Couloir (stay in shadow as much as possible and watch out for OS rockfall) Lots of successes here as we cut our teeth on Alpine routes. Emotional Rescue an outstanding high alpine route with beautiful rock. Route finding can be tricky and the hand traverse on pitch 6 feels incredibly exposed. A weird and cramped hanging belay on pitch 2 or 3 def not a favorite. Emotional Rescue needs to be nice and dry so best left for summer/early autumn.
Climbed the Enclosure after a failed attempt on the Grand Teton(the people I was with got spooked by the amount of snow and ice on the Owen Spaulding route. I wanted to summit the Grand, but since I did not want to leave my friends, I decided the Enclosure would be a good consolation prize. The view of the Grand from the top was incredible, and I felt like it was a very worthwhile climb.
Believe it or not, I went up this little point especially to see the ancient rock circle. The chief difficulties, such as they are, are traveling through the cliffs on the way to the Upper Saddle. Unparalleled views of the Owen-Spalding route climbers.
A good consolation peak after being blown from the Upper Saddle while attempting the Grand. We came back the next day to finish the Grand. Great views of the Owen Spalding Route.