Shirley & I climbed this nice route as an overnighter trip. We camped at the ~6600' benches and had Blondie with us. I recall that we did some route finding on the upper third of this line, including some sketchy slab
and a 5.8+ chimney
(the highlight of the day!). Also, somehow Blondie managed to untie her bowline knot with Yosemite finish & get loose while waiting for us at the base. No worries though as she is not a big fan of staying outdoors overnight sans tent and so she simply bullshitted with climbers passing thru. the saddle (confirmed later by a Mazama group led by a friend of ours coming off Silver Star Mtn.) and then went to sleep in the exact same spot where we left her tied off. Come to think of it, we actually met another group of our friends at the base that morning.
Burgundy from our campsite.
Burgundy Spire from the final leg of the approach.
Leading pitch 1 or 2.
Shirley following pitch 1 or 2.
Leading pitch 3-ish on the lower half of route.
Large ledge system marking the midway height (roughly)
An off-route but interesting slab.
After the slab, we did some delicate tip-toeing around loose blocks.
Best pitch of the day, though technically not on the route proper I think.
Shirley approaching the summit. Our car is visible waaay below on the road.
Shirley on summit of Burgundy Spire.
Looking towards Chianti Spire from summit.
Looking back on the approach from the summit.
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