Route Climbed: East Face (per Nelson & Potterfield, III 5.10) Date Climbed: August 7, 2005
Shirley and I climbed the East Face of this tower using Nelson & Potterfield guidebook description. Lower apron which comprises about 2/3rds of the route is pretty sh!tty - somewhat loose adventure-type climbing with marginal pro in some places. Some routefinding. The summit block (upper 2-3) pitches are very nice though the crux pitch (P5) starts somewhat loose. Awsome .10 (per N&P) fingers to hands crack on P5, a fun roof/flake move followed by stellar hand crack in the summit headwall on P6 (nice exposure on both these pitches). Popular route that day: a fast party of 3 well ahead (these guys warmed up on E. Face and then jumped on E. Face of Lex - NICE) and another party of 2 (who bailed before summit block) besides us.
"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."