Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Brainard Lake winter closure usually ends on Memorial Day.
II D7 R1
Up top, choose either the corniced, rocky 40-degree headwall, or the much-more-mellow option on looker's left.
Follow the Mitchell Lake Trail
, only cutting left towards Toll once across Blue Lake. Make it up to the basin below the face and choose to 1) continue skinning the whole way or 2) boot up the easy climb. I chose the second option and booted up the looker's left side of the face (which already had a bootpack from days prior), but it may be entirely possible to skin to the summit.
When skiing down, make sure to check no other parties are below you, this is a reasonably popular line!
Shared By: Thomas Beatty