Monday, August 15, 2011


Or, photos of mountains from a distance.

Owl Creek Mountains between Riverton and Thermopolis.

I don't know what those ragged cliffs are, but I'd like to.

near Laramie

Frost on the grass along the Big Sandy river.

Wildfloweers in the Cirque.

One day in Boulder Canyon

Cascade crag, complete with a Tyrolean Traverse to and from

and gracious hosts Jenn and Jeremy Fields

photo by Tony Schmidt

Granite Towers

A trip to the Cirque of the Towers in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains.

Pingora from our campsite. We woke up Tuesday to hail and storm clouds and guessed they might blow over by the time we got to the base of the climb and we got lucky.

On the 5.7 variation of the second pitch.

It got crowded. Tony is up top, a guy from Boston on the "K crack" on the right and a belayer at the rappel point just in front of me.

We rappelled down to the grassy patches and walked from there.

The Watchtower and Pylon Peak.

Wolf's Head

Tony Schmidt climbs between hand traverses on the East Ridge route of Wolf's Head. Our camp is somewhere in the middle lobe of dark green, 1,000 feet below.

One of eight rappel from Wolf's Head back to the valley.

Dusk high on the ridge.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Peter gets a haircut

Monday, August 01, 2011

Climbing down to climb up

Hiked from the Mount Washington Auto Road down the Huntington Ravine trail to the base of the Pinnacle Buttress route on the ravine's East ridge (second from left). At least 12 people climbed the route on Sunday, so there was always company.

Yes, hiking down the Class 3 trail was scarier than climbing the 5.7 route.