Peak(s):  Mt. Evans  -  14,264 feet
Date Posted:  08/13/2011
Date Climbed:   07/15/2011
Author:  DoWork
 Sawtooth Traverse  

Here is a youtube vid with some detailed pics from our traverse last month. I will note that my buddy went up and over the final gendarme and he was not a fan of it (some sketchy moves and unable to downclimb them). I decided to go around the right side thinking I'd find even more trouble (after hearing about and seeing vids of people stuck off-route with quite a bit of exposure down to abyss lake) but it was actually extremely well-cairned, easy, and safe. I would suggest going around the final gendarme, but be sure you are following cairns. Once we made our way around that - we saw a goat enter the ledges just before us - great.

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