Andy and I went back to Lone Peak take a look at a few descents/ascents that we'd been eyeing for a little while. The first was the ramp that leads to Pete's staircase.
|Andy on top of Question Mark Wall|
|Andy most of the way down the ramp (look close)|
|Andy rapping Pete's (clearly not skiable)|
From there we headed over to a west facing shot just north of the main summit. Steep snow took us most of the way up until we hit a bit of rock. Initially it looked like it would be easily climbable. Once again, I was wrong. A few poorly protected slab moves would have lead to a mini chimney formed by a chalk stone. Turns out slab is scary in ski boots and crampons especially when it's followed by a few chimney moves that I would have had to do with skis on my back. Since it was getting late we decided to ski out before trying other options, next time...
|Starting to question the next moves|
|Andy high in the chute|
|The Cirque with lines marked|