Follow the approach as outlined on the main page.
From Pinnaple Pass, start the route about 20 feet up at the first vertical crack with good pro for a directional. Climb cracks and slabs with lots of big holds making your way directly up the center of the face. Use slings to reduce rope drag. If you keep going until about 170 feet up, there is a really nice ledge with a large tree to belay from. From here, the summit can be reached with a long 190 foot pitch on moderate terrain. The finish is via ledges on the west side of the south face.
Note: There are numerous places to belay on this face. Long pitches as described above, are not necessary.
The rappel down can be done with one or two ropes. 4 raps with one rope, 2 with twin ropes. The rappel is on the east side of the south face. From the bottom, rappel off the east side of Pinnaple Pass, down to the talus fields with one 60 meter rap, or 2 30 meters.
This route is VERY popular, expect company. I would suggest getting an early start from Alpental to get on the route first.
50 or 60 meter rope, light rack of active and passive pro to 3", 24" slings
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