The route I took through the cliff bands on the s.e. slopes of Oklahoma is to the left of the snowfield.
I think this may have been the first time I've seen a ptamigan in summer. He looks a lot different than winter white!
Nearing the summit of Oklahoma.
K49 from Oklahoma/Deer saddle.
A snowbridge followed by a brief stretch of class 3 on the n.e. ridge of Deer.
The final stretch to the summit of Deer from the false summit, made more complicated by lingering snow.
I climbed up to this rib and crossed over to the other side at a notch before the climbing exceeded class 3.
Traverse to 13736 (far right) and Champion (left of 13736). K49 is out of sight.
The first class 3 downclimb between Deer and Pt 13445.
Plenty of steep snow lines on the s.e. face of Deer. The n.e. ridge I ascended is to the right.
Oklahoma from K49.
Lingering cornice near Pt 13445.
Traverse to UN 13736 from Pt 13445.
The 2nd class 3 downclimb above 13736 saddle. This was pretty loose.
Looking back to Deer (left) with Oklahoma poking through the clouds.
Easy remaining traverse to Champion from 13736.
Looking back at most of the traverse from Champion summit.
Still a big cornice on the summit of Champion.