Have climbed this one a few times and it's always good. It's popular with vistors to the valley.
Bill Ayers and I climbed this route on our second day in the South Fork. We got a comfortably late start from Cody and arrived to find that we had the route to ourselves. We made it to the final pitch, which was, unfortunately, a dripping mess. So we headed down in 7 double-rope rappels. Good full day on great ice.
It was my hardest lead yet, and has given me a boost of confidence. Really fat/long and fun!
Climbed with esugi on a great outing after a tiring approach. There is another 20m curtain of ice up the drainage after a very tiring approach, but it was fun. The Pillar of Pain looked challenging to say the least.
One of the best routes in southfork. Got all the way to just below Pillar of Pain. We did not do PoP but what a great outing.
Climbed with Keith, who seems to specialize in taking guys from California up South Fork routes. We went all the way to the top. Keith led 1,3,5 (aka Pillar of Pain, WI5); I got 2 and 4. Both my pitches were stellar and Pain was also great, albeit somewhat tricky, fun.
After two frigid days in Cody, Sunday dawned windy and relatively warm ... felt like California :) I led the first WI3 pitch, and Keith led the WI4 headwall. I led the last pitch, which was fairly easy.
The South Fork was frozen and there was decent snow in the approach gully, so the hike in was relatively easy, by Cody standards. Great views of the Cabin Creek drainage on the hike out.
According to the guidebook, there is another 20m curtain of WI3+ a quarter mile up the drainage, but we skipped it.