I really liked this climb. The face traverse was the crux for me. All the wide cracks and chimney were straight forward with great protection. This route is under rated. Climbed with my friend Jamison. I wished we could have kept going.
From the fourth pitch I heard what I thought was a huge rock slide. It turned out to be a fire service plane carrying fire retardant that crashed in the back country just behind the formation. The pilot was the only fatality.
Good climb... pretty stout for 5.9.
I followed this and had a great time; it felt rough for 5.9.
Kind of burly. But people tell me it's harder than Central pillar of frenzy, which is good news, since I'm going to try the latter soon.
pretty fun, kind of hard for a 9... lead P2,4,6, climbed w/ Michal