Climbed the West Ear from the saddle to the south. I did do one rapel of about 100ft from near the summit. Nice climb. I think the summit is just over 6,000ft in elevation and it is nearly 400ft of Class 3,4,5 scrambling.
Route Climbed: West Ear Summit Route Date Climbed: 9/21/2001
Rock Climbing SouthWest Oregon guide says this route is rated 5.4-5.5 but we found it fairly straight forward to climb unroped to the top. Don't forget to take a pencil to sign the summit log in the jar at the top. We found singed paper from the 1960's. Was a great experience. I highly recommend climbing this spire.
"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."