Slab next to Orebed Lean-to.
Alan munching on ...choc chip banana bread.
Runout to Saddleback NE
Rico at a snag of trees.
Large ledges on approach.
The iron-rich intrusion.
Playing with a compass that's going haywire.
Yup, here's the hardest route up this section.
Nearing the top of Saddleback NE.
Nice steps up the headwall.
Crevasse created when some slab sheared away...long ago (edges worn).
Rico looking at the new/enlarged slides on Basin's NE ridge.
Basin East Face col...it's beauty hides the difficulty in getting here.
Alan amongst the ferns.
Bottom of the thin SE track to summit.
Basin east face...our route is up center of pic along the fall line.
On the east face.
Alan climbing the steep east face.
Rico looking up a steep pitch.
New Irene tracks in the background...sandy and rubbly.
Yup it's this steep.
Looking across face.
Reaching the top.
Marble or quartz perhaps?
NE shoulder slide.
Very top pitch.
Bloody thunderstorm forming and moving toward us from Lake Champlain.
Rico and Kevin...no we didn't coordinate.
Looking down my descent line.
Up my descent line.
Food, Rico and blackflies.
On the mid portion of SE slide.
Getting steeper...and hotter.
Conquering another pitch.
Nearing the top, getting steeper.
Bushwhacking to the very top of the exposure around some trees.
Very top of the SE.
Route to Basin Brook Slide.
Basin NW Summit cliffs.
Rico and his magic steripen.