we had great weather and this by far has been my most fav. climb. WOW! I would do this again.
The first two pitches suck but the final 3 are pretty good. I was surprised by the amount of choss on the lower part since this a 3-star route. Despite the choss, I would climb it again.
Inexplicably had the park to ourselves on a 4th of July weekend. Not an expecially hard route, but a spectacularly fun one. Could almost protect the entire route with stoppers. Clear escape options in the event weather comes in. Biggest challenge was finding the trail through snow around the Lock at 3 am.
Beautiful peak and the route was fairly solid. A massive VW bug-sized rock came loose across the way with a terrible racket. Caution was the name of the game when choosing holds and belay spots. We got to the summit and a storm over to the west came over and hit us while on rappel. Hail, lightning close in, and tangled ropes made it a hell of a descent. Overall, an amazing experience!
What an amazing mountain! This felt like the biggest technical climb I have done yet and it was incredible! Five pitches of fun, exciting, slighly challenging (for me), and exposed climbing. Nearby thunder at 10am got our adrenaline pumping but luckily the storm never really materialized over us and a few drops of rain was all we had to deal with. Its amazing what an impending storm can do for my climbing ability and confidence! Our party of four climbed rather quickly and finished the climb in 4 hours. We got down with 2 rappels on two 60 meter ropes which left only some 4th class scrambling to the base.