This was a fun afternoon climb. Easy access and what an incredible view from the summit. I always wondered where Mammoth Lakes got its name, now I know. I soloed the route in about thirty minutes, the further left you climbed on the arete the better the rock quality.
I thought this climb was supposed to be good, but it was complete crap. It's a zero star climb, IMO. If it weren't for the bizarre section of pure quartz, it would be a negative one star climb. (NOTE: My quality assessment pertains ONLY to the climb -- not the formation/summit itself).
where's all the girls?
I started up the a buttress-like formation on the East Face, then it turned into a gully, then a ridge. I was in my running shoes and the rock was very loose and licheny, so it was a little scary. The route I took was probably about 5.7 with a lot of 4th class. I didn't see any signs of previous climbers. The pen in the summit register was non-functional.