love that kind of stuff as well -- "adventure climbing". Great submission (even if it reads more like trip report than a route beta page....don't matter to me).
Thank you! a friend of mine told me he would have bailed the second he saw the rock. "You must have really wanted to climb that." Pretty funny. Evidently, I did. :)
If you enjoy this kind of stuff (as few seem to do), Oregon's got more than its share of spires/pinnacles/towers that have seen only a handful of summitters.
Check out my Steins Pillar page & search for Turkey Monster photo here on SP for appetizers :)
Those are all cool. Haven't spent much time in OR, unfortunately. Well done on them!
Some old rancher in Crawford told me he thought someone may have climbed it, but not many people did. I'm glad you were wondering about it too. A longtime question in my world of climbing has finally been answered - thanks and nice TR. I am actually intrigued enough to check it out when I make it out to the Black Canyon.
My pleasure, and thank you. It was interesting. I'm actually really interested in scoping out the 5.2 route, and will speak with the record keeper of the original summit register and fill in some more climbing history soon. I'd really like to get my dad up it, but would have to take him up the 5.2, assuming it's climbable.