Pass Mountain
May 1, 2011

The Goldfield Mountains, with the cliffs and Wind Cave toward the right

The pointy summit, Pass Mountain

Approaching Wind Cave

The trail hugs the cliffs here

Now on the main ridge looking north. The summit is still invisible

The main crux, a 20-foot class 3 chute slightly right-of-center in this photo

Some more rocky bits to get up. These weren't too bad

Finally, the summit yonder

Approaching the top. The whitish rock is the highpoint

View from the top looking at Mt. Ord and the Mazatzals

View southeast, at the Superstitions and Weaver's Needle

The return, looking south at the "South Peak" and the rocky traverse

A parting shot: Four Peaks and the Goldfield Mountains


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