Route Climbed: South slope via Mallory's Northwest ridge Date Climbed: August 29th, 2003
After the fun class 3 down climb off Mallory's Northwest ridge I was forced to chug my way up the South slope, which is slippery and oh so tiring. Irvine was the last peak on my traverse from Corcoran.
Route Climbed: East Buttress V, 5.9 Date Climbed: August 24,25 1987
Gerry Cox and I climbed this long, classic, and in the 1st RJ Secor's Edition, somewhat underrated route (III,5.7) in 1997. We found 17 pitches with at least some 5.9 climbing, 400 feet of 4th class on the upper buttress, and ton of 3rd/4th scrambling on the summit ridge. Greg Vernon later said, haven't you guys climbed any other Al Greene routes? These guys were known for sandbagging! Really? Anyway, this is a good line (with fairly short approach), especially if you can climb all these pitches in one day and descent the snow gully before it gets firm (IV+ or V,5.9).