Matt, Cynthia, and Seth game for an alpine start! ... on the approach, at the top of the limestone band.
Seth and Matt, headlamps long turned off on the approach.
On the approach near the start of John Kear's Good to the Last Drop, Hidden Wall - some day!
Our starting point on the SW Ridge Route - up the bushy ledge!
Gearing up at the base. Let's send the youngsters up first!
Seth belaying out of the rock fall zone. Hmm, too far?
Matt, well into the bushy ledge.
The belay at the end of the 1st pitch.
The beginning of the infamous P3!
Matt on lead. Bill later led the dihedral to climber's right of Matt, taking a good fall a little below after trusting too much to a granual for balance.
Up the remainder of P4 from the notch. Much better rock!
Good, fun 5.7 climbing here! ... avoided the harder looking move up and left a bit.
Matt, nearing the end of P4.
Beautiful Pinnacle Valley, top of P5
Top of P6
Third class to beginning of P7. The left arching crack was our finishing line up P7.
After P8 - should we take 5th Avenue?
Looking down from the top of P9, taken from the small ledge with the tree.
First half of P11 goes to the tree.
End of the day on the summit!
Time to get down!