the truest, most consistent 5.7 route i've ever climbed. P2 was move after move of 5.7, and it was so constant that this pitch of the dihedral felt 5.9 physically.
i would climb this route anyday!
Offers a descent exit off of the first 4-5 pitches if weather comes in. An aesthetic open book.
Went up Great Dihedral and finished the job with the Finch Route (5.8). We hiked to the summit in rock shoes with the sun beating down pretty hot. Thank goodness the rappel was in the shade. Once we got back to the start of the climb, the mosquitoes came out and those bastards combined with scree and hot temperatures made for a bit of misery down to the car.
This was a great climb...short and easy approach, rock was pretty good for an alpine route, the dihedral was a fun climb. We were chased off by the weather once we finished the route...would have been fun to jump on one of the routes to the top.
Solid rock, easy climbing, varriations to the summit. . .unles the weather gets you like it did us. We finished the route but did not have the opportunity to summit due to weather.