Two classic Roach routes in one day with a bunch of snow climbing and a bunch of scrambling
Little Pawnee Peak's steep north face as seen from Blue Lake Basin. The couloir we climbed is the obvious one with the zigzag on the left.
Dwight starting up the short couloir.
At its steepest, the snow was approximately 45 degrees.
Dominic near the first bend in the couloir. Its starting to melt out and rocks are surfacing.
Dwight and Dominic on the foggy summit of Little Pawnee Peak.
Paiute Peak as seen from Little Pawnee Peak.
Dominic and Dwight on the steep downclimb off of Little Pawnee Peak. This is one of the toughest parts of this classic Roach traverse.
Pawnee Peak as seen early on in the traverse from Little Pawnee Peak.
Mount Toll forms an attractive backdrop during the traverse to Pawnee Peak.
One part of the ridge was very slick somewhat challenging to traverse.
Dominic scrambling on the steep connecting ridge between Little Pawnee Peak and Pawnee Peak.
Dominic enjoying a precarious position on the ridge as we near Pawnee Peak.
Little Pawnee Peak from the summit of Pawnee Peak. Part of the rugged connecting ridge can be seen.
Dwight gazes toward Navajo Peak and Apache Peak in the distance.
Dwight heading for Mount Toll, our bonus peak for the day.
Dominic climbing moderate snow slopes up Mount Toll's southeast face, another classic Roach route.
Dwight near the top of Mount Toll's southeast face.
View of Paiute Peak from Mount Toll.
View of Mount Audubon from the summit of Mount Toll.