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.