Climbed with Mike Chen - I lead all 5 pitches. Apparently we were off route: we took a faint weakness in the rock further right than the normal 1st pitch. This lead to a 2nd pitch that used all 60m length of our rope, but landed in a reasonable belay spot behind a large flake. An easy 3rd pitch lead to the normal end of the 4th pitch. Took us about 3 hours to make it to the summit, the difficulty overall was no more than 5.7. This variation avoided the standing belay at end of the normal 3rd pitch.
Climbed twice with Dr. G. Had a blast both times.
nice day, easy climb. soloing allows you to skip the belay ledge (at top of p3?) which makes the climb more like 5.4. summit register is wet (not sealed properly) and completely full. rap was simple and straight forward. crux was manzanita bushwhacking to base.
Mary and I went to do this classic before the park closes next month (thanks, CA voters). Really fun climbing on interesting rock and a great summit. We also did Six Toe Crack and the 5.6 crack on the left side of Six Toe Rock.
Climbed the Cosmic Wall with my dad. A really wonderful moderate route.
This is my favorite route I may have ever done! It was beautiful!! The approach was horrible, but the views made up for it. I recommend the Cosmic Wall to any new multi-pitchers :-)
Thanks to whomever took a dump on the third pitch belay ledge. Horrible.
Hey, that was me.
I, Harold H. and Bobbie P., started out on the rope at 9 a.m. after an early morning start from camp and made good, solid time with our climb, doing it in just under three hours. I found it be an amazing climb, the holds were awesome, the setting unbelievable, the climbing sustained and interesting. It was a joyous climb, and I think I will be coming here for years to come. We combined the first two pitches into one long one, and did it in five pitches total. I really enjoyed the 2nd and fourth pitches the best. We took the ridge route instead of the gully on the final pitch, enjoyed that way alot. Made the summit at about 11:50 or so. Probably my favorite rock climb so far.
Climbed the Cosmic Wall with Miguel Forjan (forjan) and Tony Bocanegra (Blackmouth). A great day with great friends. It doesn't get any better than this!
This was a perfect end to my week long trip that included Shasta & Lassen. Climbed as a trio with Forjan & Mdostby. I loved the 6th pitch variation on the arete, very exposed and airy. We had the whole place all to ourselves. Awesome day.
This has to be one of the premiere 5.6 routes in the state. I was having nothing short of a blast the whole way up. The summit pitch was extraordinary and the rappell was fantastic. I will be back for this again and again.
Excellent climbing. Money moves on end of P2, start of P3, all of P5, and arrival to ridge on P6...whoa whoa! It was a beautiful doy!
A fun climb. I'd agree with all previous posters. Pro is scarce in places and the ridge on P6 is the way to go. P5 is the money pitch. Feels like real climbing but lots of handle bars every time you need them and gear is finally good.
one of my all time favorite rock climbs!!
Great Climb! Started late, and rapped in the dark. Headlamp was a great last minute toss in. 50ft runouts on easy terrian. Pro is there when you need it. The ridge right of the chimney on the last pitch is a safer alternative.
Fun, easy climb with Misha and Pavel. Nice vistas!
What Rob said. This was easily the most enjoyable lead I've done yet--steep, exposed, really easy. Good rock, too. I'd climb this one again.
Followed Matthew on this fun easy climb. Roped up around 8:15am, topped out around 1:30. 60m rope allowed us to skip second belay and do the route in 5 pitches. Arete on last pitch was airy and fun.
Shared route with another party, West and Kirby from SF (they reported that the 5.8 chimney variation on the last pitch was not very pleasant). This allowed us to double-rope rappel. The rappel tree / ledge used for the second rap (if using single rope) looked solid, and was festooned with many slings & rap rings.
Waved to Misha as we headed down the 3rd class after rapping. Warm day - probably a good idea to bring lots of water and stash it at the base - nearest water was Indian Spring (pretty far down the trail).
Very easy and pleasant climb. Kris, Pavel and I started on the route at around 3pm and topped out at 6:30pm, just in time to rappel and come back to the car before dark. Bushwhacking on the way to the formation was nowhere near as bad as I anticipated. Beautiful area, I will be back!