Southeast RidgePosted On:
2014-09-04, By: TravelingMattInfo:
The standard route (and that in Dave Cooper's book) uses the gully halfway between Lavender and Moss to gain the ridge between the two summits. This gully is steep, loose and still contains snow. By any measure it is technical. Instead I ascended about 100 feet to the right (north) on Class 4 rock. This rock was fairly stable and reasonable on descent, although test all holds. The scree approaching it was unpleasant and loose, but at least wasn't packed dirt. Once on the ridge, Moss goes Class 2 and Lavender goes high-end 3 with some exposure but solid. Consensus is the westernmost summit of Lavender is highest; that is where the summit register is.