Basin East Face route and key areas.
Comparison of Basin's East Face: Summer 2012/Winter 2013 from a similar perspective.
Comparison of East Face looking toward summit from similar area.
East Face from Saddleback Mtn. summit.
Exiting the drainage col, East Face in background. Soft snow rolled down from right.
Small avalanche track near bottom of col.
Looking up at the summit (small bump at the top).
Bottom of the avalanche. This came from the right-hand slope.
Looking at route options on the face. I decided on climbing between the trees located above '2013' in the copyright.
View from in between two pitches of open stone on the lower face.
Gothics, Pyramid and Sawteeth.
One of the 'protective' trees.
Front moving in...looking over to the south.
Icy cliffs several hundred feet south and up from my position on an area of lower slope.
Looking down the face toward the northeast.
Approaching the upper tributary of the central face.
Looking up the central tributary I traversed to the right.
Looks steeper than it is.
My track across the upper tributary about 700-800 feet above the base.
Interesting tree during the bushwhack.
British soldiers thawing out.
Summit crown...the Range Trail is around the corner. I climbed adjacent and toward the summit rather than taking the trail.
East Face from the side of the summit crown.
Opposite side of Basin from the Range Trail. Algonquin/Wright in the background.
East Face from Saddleback...not quite as sunny as the first picture!
Basin and Marcy.
Gothics' North Face.
Orebed Slide on the way down.