We did the North Arete last year, and I don't remember anything that looked like this... Was this one of the variations, or was it higher up, past the tunnel-through?
The only thing even close to that that we ran across was some 5.easy stuff halfway between the tunnel and the summit. Huh. I guess I'll have to go back and do it again!
Sorry for the delayed response, I've been out climbing!
After reading your post I also began to wonder, where this pitch was. Last year, for me, I had a good Sierra season getting nine tech. Sierra routes. This photo appears to be a duplicate that made its way into my Bear Creek Album. I am fairly sure because the weather in this pic is just too nice. The day I did N. Arete of BC the weather was poor. In fact at 6 a.m. near the base we went back to sleep since it was raining. Later that morning a slight break opened up and we charged. All the other pics of BC reflect the cloud cover.
The pic belongs to my Mt. Goode album. I am fairly sure this is the 5.9 hand crack before it gets a little wider and less steep up higher. Would you agree? The clothing and weather fits my other pics of Goode.
Sorry for the mix up. I'll post this pic to the appropriate Mountain.
Hmmm.... I was just on Mt. Goode a couple of weeks ago, and this doesn't look familiar either. We did the north buttress. Did you do another route?
This almost certainly isn't the North Arete of BCS, but dang if that doesn't look like a good line!
I'm pretty sure that this is on the Incredible Hulk. It looks like one of the last few pitches of Positive Vibrations.