@gisellewanders gets ready to rappel off an obscure backcountry summit with majestic Mount Humphreys guarding and protecting. We had bigger goals for this trip, but unfortunately those didn’t pan out. As a consolation prize, we spent the day exploring a trio of wicked towers dotting a random 13,000-ft sawtoothed ridge. Once again the High Sierra delivered with sunny skies and impeccable granite! — 📷:  Me swimming through a sea of knobs and splitters on the 2nd pitch of Chex Mix (5.7, 300’).  Giselle clings to the precipitous summit block of the South Tower, following the 5.8R sequence (this was a sphincter-puckering lead, I’ll tell ya).  Giselle waves from the top of the North Tower after leading the 5.4 summit pitch of Chex Mix (5.7, 300’).  Alpenglowing Giselle follows the summit pitch of South Tower (5.8).  Giselle cruises the easy golden slabs at the top of the 2nd pitch of The Devil Wears Plaid (5.10b, 400’).  Find the Giselle belaying me to the top of the first pitch of The Devil Wears Plaid (5.10b, 400’), with delicious steep stone beckoning from above.