|Ridge conditions November 2018. Point 3920 on left, Indianhouse NW ridge on right.
|Top of 3920, looking towards Indianhouse. First gendarme is center left.
|Using the tools, cause I had 'em and hooking around was fun.
|More hooking fun. It's like having an extra long robot arm.
|Rappel off the first gendarme.
|Coiling the rope after my second rappel.
|Typical travel between gendarmes.
|Steep snow. I used a lot of knee work to avoid plunging deep with every step.
Once I attained the side of the peak, it was a simple climb up steep, variable snow all the way to the summit. I spent a few moments, then proceeded down the standard main couloir route, where I traversed back down to Fall's Creek. Yay for a new way up a familiar peak!
|Summit selfie. You can see my footprints in the center. A bit shocked to see no other prints up there!
|A nice day above the fog!
|Looking back toward the Suicides and point 3920
|Indianhouse West Face in late afternoon light. NW ridge on the left.
|The HDR Pro app works pretty well for harsh lighting conditions. Indianhouse west face.
|Descending into the fog. It's only 3pmish and the sun is already bye bye :'(. More HDR Pro app.
ROUTE INFO -
Light mixed climbing in the snow conditions I encountered, 4th/easy 5th class in summer conditions as described here by Bill Finley. Be prepared for several rappels and spending a generous amount of time on the ridge itself.
Helmet cam video