Independence Peak via North Ridge

Where: Sierra Nevada, California
When: July 2006
Partners: Solo
Route: North Ridge (Class 4)

From the summit

I set out one summer morning for a solo scramble up the high-quality class 4 north ridge of Independence Peak. With some variations down low, and an arguable crux up high, the route is great fun.
Along the south ridge

From the summit, I dropped down the south ridge a bit until I could pick up easy terrain leading me down the sand and talus west face. It wasn't long before I was passing Robinson Lake, looping my way back to the vehicle.
Robinson Lake

*Photos courtesy of Rick Kent