Saturday, June 16, 2007
Lost in the Evolution Range
5:08 pm pdt
Today Milo and I had a good time in the cirque above South Lake. The plan was
to sleep in and do a little season opener on one of the lower peaks above Treasure Lakes, but the dominant pryamid of the
NE spur of Mt. Gilbert attracted our attention at once, despite an obvious headwall near the summit.This obstacle
turned out to be a bit more than we planned for, but we still did a whole lot more climbing than we meant to do. Since
we just ran out without much information on where we were going, we just aimed for the coolest looking peak in
the vacinity. I could not believe it when I came home and looked it up, only to discover that the obvious pinnacle is
simply an unnamed subpeak of Gilbert. The route was excellent, with good exposure, and the bothersome headwall is probably
only mid fifth class. I will probably go back a little better prepared, and name the peak after myself...
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are mine. I believe that sucsess on the peaks depends on trusting yourself. If you do not have a trusting relationship
with your body and mind, or if you are not sure, or if you are unwilling to provide the commitment, then you should probably
stick with sport climbing and such. To the mountain ecosystem, you are only a rich supply of nutrients, so step carefully!