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asmrzin 1986  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1986


With Robert Somoano. Very good climb, real epic on the descent. Robert almost bought the farm on the last rap in the Ken Minaret gully, but we were lucky that day...Memorable climb.
Posted Aug 2, 2015 4:43 pm

KerstinRockfall, route-finding difficulties  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1987


The route finding was difficult and there was loose rock coming down from above. It was terrifying--you could hear it coming and all you could do was cling to the rock and cringe. I found the crack sizes to be very challenging for my hand size. They seemed to be all off-hands, wide fist or small offwidth cracks. I'll admit I didn't like this route. I didn't lead any of it either. There was a section near the top with large rocks that were so loose, you'd brush them gently with your hand and they would shift towards you. Once we got to the top, we thought we were going to have to spend the night--we couldn't figure out how to get down. We eventually discovered some people in a gully and decided to rappel it. We left a lot of slings behind. We arrived at our campsite just as it got completely dark.
Posted May 28, 2012 12:09 am

kevin trieuSE Face...  Sucess!

kevin trieu

got off route at the start. started off too high I believe and got into rotten rocks. got maybe 3 pitches of the route higher and topped out.
Posted Nov 25, 2009 7:54 pm

fatdadSE Face, Regular Start  Sucess!


Since I climbed this just a few months before becoming "fatdad" (at least the dad part), unfortunately, this is the last long technical route I've done in the Sierras. But what a way to go out.

Really a remarkable route with a great setting and enough loose stuff to keep you on your 'A' game. That upper dihedral has some amazing climbing. I'd love to go back and do the direct start
Posted Sep 12, 2008 8:45 pm

FlexDirect SE Face Jul/03  Sucess!


A great climb, but an incredible thunderstorm caught us at the summit and we were forced to bivy in a small cave ~60m below the top. My only unplanned bivy to date-Erik got the pack, I got the rope to sit/curl up on.
Posted Dec 20, 2006 5:08 am

poorboy44Southeast Face IV 5.9+  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006


With Charles Ince. Hiked in on Sat, climbed the route and hiked out Sunday. Approach is 1.5 hours from Minaret lake with a lot of snow. 6 hours en route, a few on the descent. Tyrone was acting up but didn't beat us up too bad.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 10:04 pm

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