After eyeing this heap of moss and choss for years I finally had a go at it. Route description and approach notes were very helpful and the climbing was every bit as horrific as I'd hoped. Actually it took gear better than I expected but I didn't bring enough large cams. After 2 pitches of desperate vertical vegetable-wallowing we were rewarded with the mystery summit heap and many victory honks from passing traffic. Classic Gorge adventure!
First, we figured we'll hike along the RR tracks to the base. But there was a train parked near the TH with a curious engineer watching us. Given that I'm not really sure whether we'd be trespassing (something my PO might not appreciate), we waited and waited and waited....Finally drove around looking for another way in. Found one via Bridal Veil Overlook. 20 minutes of horizontal bushwhacking. 30 minutes of vertical bushwhacking. This BTW, is a primo spot for mooning cars on I84. Also, my life now has a new goal: I want to bag all 5 (+ 1 variation) routes on The Pillars!