The bad weather streak for jtschanz and I continued on this climb too. The trail was under snow well below Ingalls pass, and low clouds were blocking the view. Once we got to the saddle between the North and South peaks wasn't sure if it was a wise thing to climb in such bad conditions. But then we decided to go for it and made a very speedy ascent to avoid more weather. A six person Seattle Mountaineers team kindly let us pass them. On the way down breaks in the clouds allowed us to see what we had just climbed. Very cool place after all.
Climbed in a mix of snow/rain/wind. Approached in the fog, waited a bit for the freezing rain to stop, then decided to give it a try. Luckily the climbing was easy and we eventually made it to the summit where we spent a total of 20 seconds in the wind before deciding to get down as fast as possible. We did 4 single rope rappels to get back to the ground. Fun climb that would have been even more enjoyable in the sun!
Good beginner route. Make sure to have two ropes for the repel.
Fun climb, helped another party on the descent.
With Fred. Cold and snowy - rocks frost covered. Fun.
Cleaned 11 slings from the rap anchors, 4 of which were not tied correctly or at all. What morons add the 5th, 6th, 11th freaking slings???
Fun route, 2hr 55min to the summit from the car.
A great mid 5th class climb. We were the first on the route which quikly become shrouded in a chilly, damp mist, though the views were not there, it added a sense of atmopheric ambiance.
Solid rock on a short technical section. This may be a good mid fifth solo attempt for the future. Great view of Stuart.
Great climb on really nice rock. The middle 5.6 crack is highly recommended. Avoid the crowds by climbing mid-week.