I continued moving East, descending through brush and Talus until I could traverse the ridgeline. On the South side (the side I was on) the ridge is composed of large , mostly consolidated boulders which made movement relatively slow. I summited 9,686 without any problems and continued on towards Pyramid Peak. At the base of the mountain I had to complete about 20-25 feet of 45th class moves until I could get to the North West face of the mountain, and from there on it was boulder scrambling to the top. I came off the same way I went up, and I would not advise this route to anyone uncomfortable with 4th class scrambling. In fact I do not believe this is a recognized route up the mountain. In any case it was getting late and I backtracked to Mt. Agassiz. From here Mt. Price was an easy scramble to the West, and I summited easily. From there I backtracked more to the notch in the Smith Lake basin and made my way back to camp.
It took me 7 hours to complete the 4 peaks and ridge traverse roundtrip. This outing would have been significantly easier if one was able to approach the day before and get an early start. As it was I was exhausted by the end. I brought with me 2 full liters of water, and it simply was not enough. I would love to lead this again as the views were quite nice and I didn't have as much time to enjoy them as I would have liked. Ultimately this ridge traverse may be easier if one starts from the East and moves West across.
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