Monday, May 12, 2008

alpine season kickoff

Jascha kindly accompanied me this past Sunday on my first climb of the alpine season, the SE face of Mt Emerson, known for its short approach, high quality granite, occasional running water on the crux, and fun exposed ridge traverse. We were rewarded with breathtaking views of Piute Pass and the Evolution peaks, in addition to a few random snowflakes on the summit (odd because the nearest clouds were over Lamark Lakes). With the lingering snow on the S/SE chute, we avoided part of the normally annoying scree descent by glissading. The time savings made it worth enduring the discomfort of our frozen butts.

1 comment:

David said...

Beautiful climb! Glad to see you are enjoying your new career climbing on solid granite...Keep us up to date on your adventures. =)