With Kris and Pavel
While the ridge is a striking feature, I wouldn't call it a classic climb. I was hoping for something more like the NE ridge of Lone Pine Peak, but there wasn't a whole lot of sustained, quality climbing. The few crux moves felt maybe 5.2-5.4, harder than 4th class but not 5.6 as some claim. It took a bit over 9 hours up, and around 13h45 ca-to-car. I can't believe no one else here has mentioned the cool natural arch! Trip report.
Another dayhike, awesome! Great job going back for more punishment.
With Kris and Pavel; kudos to Pavel's solo C2C in June 2010...must have done the route to fully appreciate the achievement
thanks... now the winter :-)
Dude... you're a monster! :) Well done!
A partner canceled on me last minute (literally). Since I was already in the area, I figured this would be a worthwhile attempt. Started from SP TH at 4am, made East Horn at 1.15pm, West Horn around 2.30pm, summit 3.30pm for a 11.5 hrs climb. Started descent at 4pm, back at trailhead at midnight, 20 hrs total.
Key was going light (3L of water, no rope). Only on the descent from East Horn I was wishing I had a rope and could rap, otherwise being ropeless worked out really good.
This was my third time doing this climb and I still managed to get all trashed in the bushes when hiking cross country to the approach gully. Maybe next time I will nail it :-)
Our party of four spent three days on the ridge (climbing the ridge proper), in great weather but got defeated shortly after turning the corner towards the notch.
Too heavy packs, not enough commitment (incl. me)... there is always a next time.