Climbers atop P2 of the West Face of Cardinal Pinnace (5.10, 4P). The follower is doing the 5.10a (5.8-5.9) stepover.
Steph charging up towards Cardinal Pinnacle.
Climbers atop P2 of the West Face of Cardinal Pinnace (5.10, 4P).
P1 of the West Face of Cardinal Pinnacle.
Mark climbing P1. (by Steph Abegg)
The 5.10a stepover was feeling bad for my knee, so for the sake of time I downclimbed and made a quick belay for Nic to swing by. Nic is leading just past the stepover on P1.
Nic climbing the 5.10a thin fingers crux of P1. (by Steph Abegg)
Following P1 above the stepover. The 5.10a corner is above.
Following up the thin 5.10a corner on P1. The hardest part is in the beginning, and then becomes easier and more of a face climb as the crack pinches up.
Looking north towards the North Lake TH, Paiute Crags and Mt Emerson.
Nic leading the 5.8 corner on P2. This was very fun and easy - really more like 5.5.
Steph following the fun 5.8 corner on P2 (more like 5.5). Perfect fists.
Looking up to the large 5.10a stepover around the roof. Really more like 5.8.
Reaching the 5.10a roof stepover on P2. (by Steph Abegg)
Climbing along the large 5.10a stepover around the roof. Really more like 5.8.
Steph following up P2 beneath the big stepover.
Nic leading P3, about to launch off on the thin 5.9 face climbing with poor pro before reaching the discontinuous cracks.
Nic on the 5.9 discontinuous cracks of P3.
Following up the sweet discontinuous cracks of P3.
Climbing stellar cracks on P3. (by Steph Abegg)
Climbing stellar cracks on P3.
Steph following the stellar cracks on P3.
Camera tag on P3.
Stormy weather over the Evolution Range. Mt Haeckel is the most impressive looking peak.
The P4 5.8 'chimney'. Not really a chimney.
Leading the 5.8 'chimney' of P4. (by Steph Abegg)
Looking down P4. Short and easy pitch, with some stemming in a slot, a low angle groove, then a final face traverse back left on shattered rock.
Steph at the first rappel. It is starting to rain, so it is time to get down!
Lake Sabrina looking pretty low. Note how the water doesn't reach the dam!
Nic sporting Steph's jacket as a muscle shirt. I don't think he is pulling it off :-P
Afternoon sunshine on Cardinal Pinnacle.
Sunset over the Sierra seen from Bishop.