The roof move felt hard to me, and the OW section above felt pretty easy. Each pitch is different and excellent... I was surprised to find the seemingly non-descript p5 perhaps the most enjoyable.
My favorite pure rock climb to date. Great variety. Quality is amazing too.
don't know why this route is on SP, but its definitely one excellent outing. el cap views are unparalleled, bring a camera. p2 is probably the best 5.9 fingers i've climbed; all the pitches are good and have various of widths of cracks to crank. like all the valley its crowded. get there first...
good way to end the day after everyone cleared off after i almost took a 70 footer offroute on stoner's highway and we bailed
First route in Yosemite, awesome!
A couple of ascents way back, the last probably about 15 yrs. ago, maybe longer. Such a nice route. Need to climb it again with the wife and kids.
nice and shady on a hot day. I led pitch 1 and 3. pitch 4 and 5 can be linked with a little simul on a 60m. the roof seemed harder than 5.7ish. maybe because I used all my big pieces underneath and ran it all out to the anchor. the route was empty when we arrived around 11am. another team joined when we were starting the 3rd pitch.
First five pitches w/ Karen (led pitches 2 & 4). Spectacular climb! Pictures at http://sightly.net/peter/trips/centralpillar2008/
I expected... Especially struggled with the supposedly 5.7 roof. Why?? Climbed with Karen, led 1,3, and 5. Still super fun and great views of El Cap and fall colors below.
My first Yosemite multi-pitch. Great views across the meadows to El Cap. Great stuff.
Really fun, my first off width, I think I like off widths! To my partner, Blaine, thank you, your great to climb with. This will be one of my favorites for a long time to come.
Climbed with Rene Stettler.
one of my favorite routes
the first five pitches which make up the standard route. Great route with a huge variety of climbing.