Crispin prepares to slide into the unknown.
I had a plan. Do something new. How about a circumnavigation of Red? With new snow firmly bonded to old we made excellent time to Red Pass (2hr). Unfortunately our luck ran out at the pass. A persistent gray layer was obscuring our 1,700 foot descent into the unknown. Our chute was firm and hard and we could only hope it went through. In a moment of caution we decided to retreat. We made turns back down to the SW edge of Red then climbed up the drainage between Red and Kendall. At the ridge we headed North in search of the famed Kendall Katwalk. We found it cloaked in a layer of snow, except for a small patch where we had lunch. The turns back down were the best of the day, and all agreed it was a good way to spend the day.