This is how a route should be done. Thanks for submitting!
I wish we could go back there this year.....not realistic unfortunately. Great area!
Exellent route description! When I climbed this in about 1990, I was amazed at the complexity of the route, for one that follows a single, straight ridge. We had to stop & refer to the guidebook a few times. Made me appreciate the perseverance and creativity of the first ascent team. Also made me grin all day.
Thanks for the write-up!
Along with the topo, this is the best route description of Wolf's Head on the planet. The guidebooks don't even come close. If someone can't find the route after reading this, they need to stay home. :-)
Thank you gentlemen.
Not sure about "the best" but I've tried to achieve a high degree of "anality" :)
What a great route description! We're planning on doing this August '08. This will be very helpful.
No, thank YOU Sir :)
Hope it's useful & thanks for good word! Don't forget to bring Brutus Of Wyde's topo for NE Face rt. on Pingora if you're planning on that one (best topo for it!).
First, great page! Your info was very helpful on our climb.
On P8 I took the downclimb option as it looked like the thin crack petered out to face climbing. However, as I climbed up the chimney and looked back, I saw a nice flake that created a nice hand-fist crack that was invisible from the approaching side. Looked like a fun and protectable hand traverse. So perhaps you can adjust the description of this pitch? Knowing about this ahead of time would make for a more elegant and fun line!
Also, one bit of confusion on the descent info was the chute you descend for R3. You say it faces south. The chute faces west while the climber is facing south as one climbs into it. Also, knowing that it is a very short walk from the R2 before the downclimb would be helpful. We overshot the gully and had to come back!