An easy hike in less than ideal weather capped off with a 5th class bouldering problem
The basin that holds the Seven Sisters Lakes is rugged and beautiful.
Bright fall colors and a fresh dusting of snow made the hike up the Fall Creek Trail an enjoyable one despite the minor hailstorms along the way.
Whitney Peak and Fall Creek Pass, the broad saddle on the left.
The highest of the Seven Sisters Lakes.
Dwight and Dominic ascending the easy south slopes of UN 13,768.
Dominic near the start of the rugged east ridge of UN 13,768.
Gentle Whitney Peak and Seven Sisters Lakes as seen on the descent from UN 13,768.
After descending the south slopes of UN 13,768 we traversed slabby terrain to Fall Creek Pass.
UN 13,768 and its east ridge as seen on the traverse to Fall Creek Pass.
Dominic is the first to approach Whitney Peak's 5th class summit block.
Dominic making the moves onto the summit block. Notice the pile of rocks people have made to assist with the climb.
Dwight posing on top of the summit block. A bit of recent graupel, snow and rain made the footing less secure so Dwight and I welcomed a belay. Dominic draped the rope over the top of the block and gave us a quick hip belay from the other side. The generally agreed upon rating of these moves is 5.6.
The Holy Cross 4x4 road we hiked up to access these peaks is one of the most technical jeep roads I've seen in Colorado. These highly modified vehicles were playing on a tough obstacle on our hike back down the road.