I was the second on what we believe to have been the 2nd ascent of the Arrowhead; the leader placed a PVC pipe summit register on top. Can anyone confirm if this is still in place?
Anyway, as I recall it felt more like 5.11 than the supposed 5.9. Either way, amazing route, stupendous views, and a gnarly approach that left me hypoglycemic and semi-delirious on the hike down past Hell Roaring Lake.
From what I recall, you can place your palms on one side of the summit and your fingers on the other, like a pull-up bar.
Year was approximately 1974- I wasn't keeping track- but we did summit. But not the first. I seem to recall a tin can on top?
"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."