one of the park's classic moderate routes, and it certainly lived up to expectations! the route was pretty cruiser until the top some interesting 5.7 sections made for an unforgettable finish. the final overhang pull was incredible!
Some snow choked in a couple of places in some of the chimneys forced us into a few harder moves, probably did the route at more of a 5.7 or 5.8 as a result of our line. Fun line and some good climbing, wind was a little unnerving though!
Do the Barb....so gooood!
I enjoyed a climb up the Spearhead with 3 great friends (two parties of two). The North Ridge was a great, moderate route for our group. This valley is one of the most beautiful I have been fortunate enough to spend time in. Echoing Kane's sentiments -- as far as I have ventured -- only Pierre Lake Basin competes in terms of sheer size and beauty.
Found this much more fun and quite a bit easier than the Sharkstooth NE Ridge. Rock was better. Only placed pro on 3 pitches but the views were incredible. We did car to car in a day, which was a good decision because the approach only took us 3 hours.
Did the Sharkstooth NE Ridge 2 weeks before and found it more scenic, challenging and fun than this route. P1 slabby, P2 fun hand crack and traverse, P3-P7 do we need to rope up? This is easier than the 1st Flatiron. P8-9 fun but not that challenging.
A fun climb! Didn't find the 5.5 chimney, instead ended up in a 5.8 chimney that added a little spice to the day.
Fun Climb. Bailed after reaching the ridge. The sky was dark and the clouds were moving fast. Fun day out though. Turned out to not rain; better safe than sorry though.
Bivvied below the route, got up late, got down before the storms.
alpine start.... nice day out...
A sweet route on a beautiful little mountain.