Looking up at the crux pitch (P6) of the Mountaineers Route
from the semi-hanging belay. According to our hand-drawn topo, the route takes the vertical finger crack (c. 15 feet) just right of center to reach the wide crack system on the right side of the roof. The rating on the topo is 5.8-5.9 for the initial finger crack. It's probably not that bad though it IS the crux of the route (the rest of the ratings were probably on the soft side?). After reading some TR's on this climb (see links), I'm wondering if others do the crack in the roof followed by thin crack up the roof's right side (July 4, 2004).