Great, great times.
This a classic route but don't be fooled by the length. This is a long day car-to-car - much much longer than Spearhead. It's not Grade II and it's difficult to find 5.6. Found it right around 5.7.
Climbed with shanahan96, fun route - especially the upper pitch. The only drawback is the north facing route stays in the shade late and can be a little chilly, bring gloves!
but you'll miss one of the best climbs around!
mike and i did this fantastic route in 7 pitches, with some meandering, and loved every moment of the climb. plenty of spots for protection, worrisome slabs, a fun bulge topping out with a lovely hand crack just below the upper chimney made for an memorable day on an unbelievable climb. walking away totally satisfied while wishing for more was a great feeling.
A great alpine route. I think Sarah sums it up!
I liked this route a lot! The climbing was steep but juggy with lots of cool cracks to play with. The headwall was the highlight, but all of the climbing was fun. Very good protection except for two short slabby sections. Did it in 5 pitches with a 60 meter rope (and one of the pitches was short). After the headwall a rope is no longer warranted - most people will feel comfortable scrambling from here on up. The following day I climbed the North Ridge of neighboring Spearhead (a "classic" climb of similar grade that gets done all the time) and I liked Pagoda's North Buttress more.