Route: Via \"Van Wit\"
Posted On: 2019-10-16, By: supranihilest
Info: The route from "Van Wit" to Van Wirt Mountain is obvious but is long, contains a lot of elevation loss and regain, and is almost entirely on blocky talus. Descend from "Van Wit" straight down the ridge towards the saddle with Van Wirt. Note this first saddle; if you're parked south of Chalk Creek Pass (i.e. at the Boss Lake Trailhead or Monarch) this is a potential descent route back towards the pass. From here take stock of the route ahead, it's a huge ridge of talus. Ascend the talus. While straightforward this part of the route is long and tedious. Van Wirt's summit will come along the ridge.