Saturday, July 11, 2009

Dragontail Peak, Backbone Ridge. Northwest Mountain School's Joel Kauffman with Kevin Quigley. This pitch is 5.9 OW. I recommend bringing a C4 #6 unless this size instills confidence. Kevin was able to aid it with a tipped out # 5...

Colchuck Peakin the Background.

Backbone Ridge with Fin Direct finish. There are many options on the Fin. The first time I climbed it we went left. This time we went right and found a new C4 #1 Camalot and the 10a crack finish.

Descending into Alpine Lakes basin and back to Asgard pass.

Backbone ridge starts below the shortest of the three pine trees in the foreground. The Fin is the lighter colored clean granite in the center of the picture. Grade IV in 16hours car-to-car is good for a couple of guys who have never climbed together before.

1 comment:

Neil Kauffman said...

Looks like great fun, the alpine rock season is upon us, send on amigos!!