Climbed with Gimpilator and co. Low 5th can probably be avoided by sticking to the ridge left of the narrow chimney. rock wasn't terrible but loose blocks kept things interesting. Summit ridge was about as good as scrambling gets.
West Ridge: first ever rock climb! Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013
Gimpilator, his friend Jacob and my brother helped me on my very first rock climb (20 feet of mid 5th, mostly 3/4 with serious exposure). I was feeling overwhelmed but everything went well thanks to their guidance in rope/climb etiquette. Good views today with neat thunderclouds towering to the East.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe