Celine dion and I decided on a spring sufferfest in honor of easter. The original plan was to ski 16 miles into king's peak in the Uintas (highest hunk of rock in Utah), but discretion got the better of us so we decided to do something closer to home, but more technically challenging.
In the summer this route is a 5.5 choss pile, but with snow and ice, we thought it might be a cementing feature.
Snow pack deteriorating. The skinning in(8 miles) was a little rough on skinny skis and leather boots.
first view of our route. It follows the line directly in front.
Climbing up the initial gully and taking a left into mixed terrain.
Looking down the first bit of gully. This is where we rope up and simul-climb.
Celine entering moving through the fun.
The first and only bit of pure rock that was not a crumbly mess. Shortly after this I managed to launch a refrigerator(it gets bigger by the minute) block of rock, but managed to hang on.
Celine looking down on pitch 2 of rock.
Alpine climbing is hard.
The upper ridge after the last little bit of rock below.
Celine on top. SLC and Lone peak behind.
Going to collect the skis and head home.
Parting shot of the Pfeiferhorn and the North Ridge route.
Hope you all got out this weekend.