Good route. I had no problem protecting the start, a small off set cam, then climbed to the left. More gear before pulling the small roof above. Led the 2nd pitch as well. I enjoyed the second 5.10d section more then the first. Agree that the crux is the traverse left to a sloper, right at a bolt during the first 5.10d section. The corner was great, tons of gear of any size you want, we placed more .5's then anything else. I did little if any lay back...you can stem much of the more difficult sections. The final traverse out left was fun and short lived to much easier ground.
Its a route that I just good fun.... Did it around 2003
with Mike. P1 and P2 link up easily with a 70m. Got to lead the excellent dihedral pitch.
with Matt R. First we climbed OZ (I lead P2 and P3), then continued to Gram traverse. I took one fall on P2 on the first 10d section and had one hang on P3. Matt lead the hard P1 and I lead the P2 which I found lot easier than the P1 of Gram.
Afterwards we walked over to Mariolumne and did Serrated Edge. So 9 moderate pitches in total, I think we deserved the beer in the evening.
An amazing route. The first time I was a young punk spending all summer in the part. Surprisingly it felt just as intimidating but no harder the second time. Have to do it a third time to finish with the Gram Traverse.
corner up high is one of the best pitches i've done in tuolumne
Climbed with Liz. I didn't really enjoy the Supertopo 10a R start; would do the Croft 5.9 next time. The face was harder than I thought it would be be. The finger crack was great.
We started late and topped out just as the sun hit the rim rock. Ran down the talus in the gathering dark. Took a little while wandering through the woods before we found our way back to the car.