Dallas was as tough as advertised. The route is straightforward until you round the corner to the east face. We got off route a couple times below the chockstone. Very rewarding climb despite the loose garbage.
Climbed with wlloyd.
7/31/10- made a clean hat trick of climbs up the north face w/mike. we were planning on doing the south face(5.6), but overslept 2 hrs! a sub-8.5 hour roundtrip made up for that mistake.
7/10/09- climbed the north face route with layne after backing off the southeast corner. snow and ice patches on the final pitch made leading alot more difficult than it should have been.
8/1/07- my first fifth-class mountain!
was surprised with the amount of loose talus-trash we had to cross heading to the upper mountain. it was all worth it once we arrived! climbing through the cave was tough fun(route crux in my opinion) and the summit block was really cool!
really glad i got to share this experience with ihinger!
An absolute sheer delight! Been wanting to tag this summit for a long time but didn't have the skills until this year and then I STILL learned a lot from our lead. A long day but unprecedented views.
Lucked out, no snow at "chock it up".
climbed with Steve and Jamie on a very long day but we had great weather and a fun time
Climbed during some very rainy weather. This was my first technical climb, but done as part of a class. I wouldn't recommend this as a first technical climb. Route-finding can be very confusing on this peak!! Missed out on any views of the summit due to thick clouds, but the rappel off the summit was wonderful!! Very airy.
This is a great climb and well worth the effort. We did it during the end of summer and it was very wet. But what a great time.
If your looking for a real alpine experiance, try Dallas.