Ingalls Peak - First Alpine! - South RidgeDate:
I thought you all might enjoy a short trip report (mainly pictures) of my girlfriend's first alpine route! She's climbed a couple multi-pitches before in Zion, Smith, and Prime Rib over in Mazama, but this was her first mountain route...We're getting ready to do Exum Ridge on the Grand next year, so now its all about getting out there...
So many memories of being so happy to be back in this parking lot!
Hana, happy with larches and Stuart lurking in the snow...
Me, pointing towards our route.
Goats, always goats.
Hana, at the base finally.
Relax, and breathe...Look at the mountains!
Climbing the last pitch!
Some more pretty shots, with a scenic (but cold) camp:
Happy to be done (almost!)
Obligatory parting goat shot
This was a great time for us, and Ingalls is such a nice jaunt...First time camping in Headlight Basin--I've always wanted to camp there, but have mostly had to pass it by en route to Stuart...Gear Notes:
Third time up the route...placed some pro somewhere?Approach Notes:
Ingalls Pass, up to Headlight, up the slabs and talus couloir. 3 pitches up the South Ridge. Scramble to summit. Rap the route.