With Peter S. Six pitches, about 3 hrs en-route. I combined the first two, pitches four-five up the cool splitter and chimney and the last two. Rock is pretty damn good for a north face, this line should be considered a solo option for those seeking it. The traverse offers the only exposure, but more like 5.8- then 5.9. I chose to lead up that off-width for the last pitch, then split off left in a diagonal splitter...by far the best pitch, to bad it was not included as part of the route. I am sure others have done it, too inviting to ignore, prob the reason I could combine those last two with a 70m rope. Anyone who thinks this is bad granite will be in for a shocker if they ever climb in the Bugs.
Climbed with Amy as a day hike from South Lake. Did not have to walk even a minute with a headlamp. Started at sunrise, came back before sun set. North buttress was a nice route. Led the crux pitch which was awesome. Linked with 5.8 chimney.
Striking formation in a spectacular location, but thought the route was chossy. Linked up 2 sets of pitches for a total of 7. Found a single set of nuts & cams to #3 Camalot to be more than sufficient. with Jascha
Beautiful day of climbing with Stefan - got back a bit late, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Led the last bit as the sun set, and summitted as it got dark, making for a dramatic finish. Stefan finished under headlamp, for a fun top-out.
In a day, the walk out in the dark seemed impossibly longer than the walk in... Found a nice variation to the 2nd to last pitch. A shaprly zig zagging crack system that comes off a large ledge to the right of the regular route added a classy pitch of .9+.