Car-to-car. Down the east ridge. Very nice climb.
With Earl M. We did three roped pitches basically. I led the whole dihedral with some simul-climbing on a 70m rope. The route goes fast. If I were to do it again, I would wait to start the route at the earliest at noon. This large corner shades it self and Russell almost always has a cold wind tunnel effect. Great one pitch in the dihedral, rest of it is rather unremarkable. Not as good a route as some might claim. Fishhook is actually more of an adventure, more aesthetic in general I suppose. Can do both routes back to back in a day, do Fishhook first as its first pitch gets sun by 9am.
What a striking line- got caught in a hail storm-very cold, but very gratifying climb.
Great route!!! We got rattled by thunder and slammed by a hailstorm at the squeeze chimney in the dihedral. We used short twin ropes so ended up climbing about 8 pitches (including some simul down low and pitching out the top). This broke the main dihedral in to 3 pitches just like the FA.
This is THE LINE on Russell! Incredible! No single move harder than 5.9.
in 17 hours, with direct ER finish afterwards. With Karen. Hike in 4.45am-9.30am. Climb 10am-4pm. Hike back 4.30pm-9.15pm. Awesome climb, the dihedral is stellar. Warm weather, I guess we were lucky. A lot of hiking for 2 stellar pitches though.
Banged up by shin on the talus field b/w Upper and Lower Boyscout, went straight to Lone Pine ER but nothing is broken, thank God!
Marty and I were very lucky with oustanding weather and climbed the M‘hedral C2C in a little under 14 hours (5am to 6:45pm followed by a brew & big chicken salad at the Portal….Mmmmm). Since the ~15’ off-width section killed me, I’m sure glad Marty leaded it in style. I gotta work on the wide stuff...ugH!
Awesome climb! Very cold. I'll second starting a little later in the day. Loved the 3rd pitch! Climbed with Myles Mosher.
16 hours car-to-car with Shay. The dihedral was freaking windy and cold until the sun hit. The sun is tantalizingly close: a body length away for a while until it finally hits the corner. It was glorious to pull the final moves and pop out of the corner onto the first real belay ledge in the sun!
With Charles Ince. C-c-c--c-c-c-cold! Start at noon if the weather isn't giving you fits. 15 hours car-to-car. Beautiful hand-jamming, a route I would repeat.