Early morning creek crossing in Huerfano valley.
Blanca's awesome northeast face at sunrise.
The Ormes Butress starts at the low point of the wall just right of the large snow field and heads up to the ridge crest a couple hundred feet below the true summit.
On slopey ledges at the start of the climb.
On the loose, slopey terrain at the start of the route.
Crazy trick photography. Getting ready to the lead the most enjoyable pitch of the day--an great 5.6 layback corner.
Flippin' sweet view!
Aron leading up about halfway up the buttress.
On easier ground near the top of the buttress.
Final ridge scramble to the summit with the Huerfano valley as the backdrop.
Aron displaying his ram's horn on the summit of Blanca!
Hamilton Peak, 13,658', is the peak in the shadow on the right.
The downpour to the south that would soon greet us.
Fourth class slabs (in the rain) on the descent to Winchell Lakes.
Ascending talus to the low point on Gash Ridge on our return.