Looking down on Horse Creek Pass and the giant snow field that blocks the way much of the year.
Our pass, a bit higher than the pass proper.
Looking down on the pass and the giant snowfield.
We can now see beyond the pass to Twin Peaks and Virginia Peak
And our first close-up view of Matterhorn!
Virginia Peak towers over Spiller Creek
Matterhorn! Now we start the sandy slog up the slope.
Blue line is the route up, yellow is down. We head up to the right of a large gendarme, then traverse over to a platform from which we can scramble to the summit. On our descent, yellow, we bombed down the sandy chute to the left of the gendarme.