First Sunburn of the Year!

Even though high pressure has been keeping conditions firm, Kip had an idea for a traverse from Sawtooth into Little Granite Creek, down Peak 8620′ into Scotch Creek, then down Ruby. I thought it was a great idea. After strategic rig shuttling we began the slog up Falls Creek to Sawtooth.

Kip at the first transition under Sawtooth's summit spire

Kip at the first transition under Sawtooth’s summit spire

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Ruby, Benthos Loop

Ruby Peak East Face route

Ruby Peak East Face route

 

There’s a couloir south of Ruby Peak on the Benthos Buttress that I’ve been eyeing for awhile. I’ve also been scoping out the east face of Ruby Peak.┬áToday was the day to combine the two. Continue reading