Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 23, 2003
My wife and I did the North Ridge as described by ben on the route page. What a mountain, this thing looks cool from almost any angle and the summit presented some of the best views I've had in a while. Didn't see a single person until we got back to Blue Lake and then the crowds set in.
We found the climbing to be easier than expected and never took out the rope or climbing shoes. As Brian stated watch out for the loose block at the top of the chimney with the pin in it.
Great climb and highly recommended for the budding alpine rock leader.
Route Climbed: Standard, with variations thereof. Date Climbed: At least 10 times since 1980, from January to October
As Roach so nicely puts it, even without an Indain name its one of the best Indian Peaks. I've brought visiting friends and relatives to the top on beautiful summer days, and had great early season snow climbs in various gullies. Turned back on the North Face by an unusual all-day steady rain in July. Better that than lightning!