Monday, August 3, 2020

Half EVO

The Evolution Crest
Mt Darwin, Mt Mendel, Peak 13,360
We climbed the ridgeline from right to left.

Lamarck Col

 Deputy high over Evolution Basin

Baller hand crack on Peak 13,360

Ramble on to Mt Mendel

 Granite Planet

Dep engages a downclimb along the ridge

 Summit of Mt Mendel
looking east to the Owens Valley

 Cruising between Mendel and Darwin

 The wild summit block of Mt Darwin

On top of Darwin after the summit block boulder problem

Darwin to Mt Haeckel
This section is the most classic ridge climbing of the traverse.
Big exposure, black diorite knobs, and golden granite!

Deputy, you're entering a world of pain.

Rapping off Darwin

 Ridge running to Peak 13,332

 Dep taking in Evolution Basin
Mt Goddard dominates the background on the left

 Looking back at the wild south side of Darwin

 Happy Cowboy!

Peak 13,332

Summit of Peak 13,332

Lake below Mt. Haeckel

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