With Patrick L from Washington. I had climbed Black Elk several years ago on my first trip into the Cirque. Our intention then was to climb both Feather Buttress and Black Elk, the two most difficult routes back here. But it was just too damn cold. This was my 2nd trip in and hell or freeze we were going to do Feather. And we froze. However, super route with a more than competent partner made for a fantastic day. Mitchell was just a bonus. I soloed the 50 N American classic on Wolf's Head this trip as well. Good outing, but this particular route was nothing special, 2 out of 5 stars.