• Link to Full Album:See full album : # 81
    Route:East Face gully
    Grade:Class 4, moderate snow
    Date:May 2021
    Partner(s): solo
    Notes:Why do I keep saying that springtime ascents are the preferred season to climb in the High Sierra? This route is a fine example of something that I would steer clear of in the dryer summer months. It also gave me a chance to descend to the north and thus do a long circuit around the region. Did the left hand gully. When the gully pinches off at its top, a short section of stout rock climbing to get out of the gully to the right made more sense as the squeeze chimney finish looked a bit more than I was willing to solo. Some melted out ground lead to a fine snowfield finish. The summit is a bit of a hike south towards Abbot.
    Extra:Only a sampling of images from the climb are shown here. Hence the link to the full album.