Kevin walking up the runout, the old Back in the Saddle slide in the background. Photo by NP.
NP just before the start of the slide.
Below the ore deposit (iron rich gabbro, I believe). Photo by NP.
Kevin and Anthony on the traverse to the center of the slide. Photo by NP.
NP near the mid-section of Catastrophic Chaos.
Anthony working his way up.
We climbed the ramp to the left of the large boulder.
NP taking a break.
Climbing the ramp of ice.
Eerie clouds and sun.
Traverse to the next pitch above the large ledge.
Up more ice.
Kevin nearing the headwall, just beyond the ledges. Photo by NP.
Photo by NP.
Boulders sit at the base of the headwall.
NP on the final pitch of ice...hooting with excitement intermittently.
Anthony at the base of the headwall.
Ledge en route to the summit.
Mosaic of the West Face of Gothics.
Moving upward to a small traverse. Photo by NP.
Ascending neve up a central line of trees.
Ever the happy one when there's exposure.
Anthony exiting a short bushwhack.
From this point there were some fairly unprotected ascents...about 3/4 of the way up.
Slab falls away about 100' below to our right.
Entering the gully to the crux.
Kevin working up the gully near the top. Photo by NP.
Resting at the top.
Martin in an evergreen.