Hike into the Summit Lake Bowl from the Summit Lake parking area, angle towards Evans' northwest face. There is a lower cliff band that can be easily passed on its north end, there are a few short but more difficult lines that dissect the cliff bands and often have short sections of water ice if you want to add a little spice to the otherwise uninspiring slog up to the main couloir. From the ramp above the lower cliff, do an ascending traverse heading south. Reach the inset couloir in the middle of the face and head up it. The snow steepens in the couloir and depending on the time of year, ends in rocks below the summit. Climb easy ground up the upper couloir to reach a small notch just north of the true summit. If you choose to bring rock gear and shoes, fun “adventure” route can be found by climbing out of the couloir to the right pretty much anywhere along the way and will range from 5.7-5.10 in difficulty. Watch for rock fall (or rock throw) from the summit. Descent options include down climbing your ascent route, skiing or snowboarding from one of Evans’ many wide snow fields or couloirs, parking a car at the top, or hitch hiking a ride down to your car at Summit Lake.
Submitted by: sharpie on 2004-07-12
Route ID: 55819