Shoshoni to Apache - the so called Kasparov Traverse. Great fun with something for everyone. I needed to keep moving and age being what it is, I only climbed the White Knight. Not having a rope means you do have to find a way around the short rap off the last Chessman to get to the saddle where the final climb of the north ridge begins. Not hard, just took a while to find it. The descent from the summiit of Apache to Isabelle Lake is long and tedious. Round trip took me about 10 hours.
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE QUEEN
LOOKING BACK PAST THE QUEEN TO THE START OF THE TRAVERSE
AFTER THE WORKAROUND TO BYPASS THE RAP SOME MORE TERRAIN GETS YOU TO THE LAST NOTCH ON THE ROUTE.
LOOKING BACK AT THE KING FROM THE FINAL NORTH RIDGE OF APACHE
THE LAST BIT OF REAL CLIMBING ON THE NORTH RIDGE OF APACHE
THE KING FROM THE LAST BIT OF REAL CLIMBING ON THE NORTH RIDGE OF APACHE
ANOTHER VIEW OFTHE KING FROM THE LAST BIT OF REAL CLIMBING ON THE NORTH RIDGE OF APACHE
GAME, SET, MATCH: THE TOP OF APACHE
THE PLEASANT AND NARROW SUMMIT RIDGE OF APACHE
LOOKING DOWN INTO THE LONE EAGLE PEAK AREA FROM THE SUMMIT OF APACHE
NOW FOR THE FUN PART. THE EAST FACE DESCENT OF APACHE
GREEN AT LAST