Tijeras from Music Pass. Our route ascended a gully out of view on the lower cliff band on far right and up the north ridge on right.
Music from Music Pass. The route is up the east ridge, which blends into the face in center.
The lower cliffs of Tijeras at Lower Sand Creek Lake.
Dwight and Sarah begin the short bushwack above Lower Sand Creek Lake.
Dominic decides to play Guitar Hero with a huge icicle!
Captain Bushwacko bashes his way through the willows. I don't get the blame for this route!
An early ice flow on the approach to Tijeras.
Scrambling on some slabs at the weakness that provides access to the upper slopes of Tijeras.
Looking down the gully. There was some ice at the bottom that we were able to avoid.
More scrambling above the gully.
Gaining the easy north ridge of Tijeras, which had some minor scrambling.
Looking north from summit of Tijeras. Music, our next goal, blends into the foreground.
Pico Asilado (foreground) and the Crestones from Tijeras.
Unnamed 13401 from Tijeras.
This was the short crux of the short scramble on the north ridge of Tijeras.
Looking up from the bottom of the key gully that splits the cliff band. We rappelled going down and avoided this ice.
Traversing below the towering s.e. face of Music.
Looking back at Tijeras from the east ridge of Music.
The start of the scrambling on Music's east ridge. It was short and steep.
Fun scrambling on solid rock.
The final scramble across the airy south ridge of Music. Most of the serious exposure could be avoided on the left.
Nearing the summit.
I took the low road while Dwight, Dominic, and Sarah take the exposed high road.
Pico Asilado, Milwaukee, The Crestones, Crestolita from Music.
Looking across the snowy east face to Music Pass and the Lower Sand Creek Lake.
Fine scrambling on the south ridge of Music.
I took the airy route on the way back across this and it was exciting! Make sure to lean west!
Cleveland's lower slopes above Lower Sand Creek Lake.
Fall colors along Music Pass Rd on the way out.