Linked with Euro Trash, this is a classic long moderate route. Pitch 3 golden plates is amazing, but Pitch 4 is the real money with a physical undercling past a roof, and more steep laybacks all the way to the summit. Very cold, first sunshine of the day encountered when pulling up on the summit.
Climbed with my friend K. Chaltikian - he led the first and third (runout) pitches, I led the second and last 5.7 pitches.
Fun climbing and spectacular finish. The view from the top of Mariuolumne is excellent.
We didn't do the usual approach - in the morning we started early and climbed Eurotrash, a 4-pitch 5.8 bolted route (some gear on last pitch) with an optional 5.11a mantle (had to aid on that one :) to attain the approach ledge.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."