Excellent climb. One of my top 5.
Good moderate climb. Simoed the bottom 4 pitches and made for a shorter day. We had no trouble but maybe a word of caution to beginner climbers who want to tag a long route, get real friendly with route finding it'd be fairly easy at some points to get off route and increase the grade.
I climbed it last month with Robin. The mountain looks great from below and for me, that I'm new to the rockies, It was must. We could not wait for drier conditions so we climbed anyway a week later a big snow fall. The climb is easy a 5.6 but in the condition in which it was it required a lot of attention. We missed the most of the few bolts and we protected as best as we could.
It was a fun climb and after 5, 6 hours we topped up in a beautiful afternoon sunshining.
Climbed this one with two buddies. Fun route with great positions despite the climbing itself being somewhat ordinary. Still a classic as it is an fairly direct line up a steep face that dominates the bow valley above Canmore.
Fun but unmemorable, loose rock and 4th class climbing most of the way with the occasional harder move to give it the rating. I thought this was a much more serious route as I have been staring at this mountain for years and it looks steep from a distance. For the whole route I placed one or two pieces of gear and it was more for a joke - quite a few pitons and bolts are fixed at the key places. Have the topo with you and follow the correct route, look for the bolted stations.
pvalchev and I turned this 12 pitch route into 8 and if we did again, it would be 7. In fact I would not think twice of soloing this route. All of your belays have ledges. I can't imagine anyone going off route on this, but they do somehow and cause serious accidents so it is still to be respected. My 2nd ascent in 3 years. I stare at Ha Ling out our bedroom window. I did this in 5 hours car to car our first trip and 6 our second. It is a short day. I placed no gear, pvalchev place 1 piece, so a small rack is in order.
Great day with J. D. Miller and James Blench.