With Kathy and Norma - took the chockstone chute and stayed on rock as much as possible. I found the chute very pleasant that way. Climb from notch was the best! Class 4 sections too short :( but most enjoyable. We rapped from each rap station for sake of time and safety. Of the 24 mtns I've climbed this year, THIS is my fave!
Climbed this route with friend Nate, from our camp south of Humphreys Lakes. The scree approach is actually not that bad compared to some of my other choss experiences. We accessed the ramp via one of the chutes towards the right side of the face. Once getting to the notch, the climbing is fun and not too hard. Did use a rope on the descent, making 2 rappels to skip the steepest sections of downclimbing. Spectacular views from the top of this beast.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe