We did this climb over a three day (Labor Day, 2005) weekend from Portland, Oregon. Friday after work drove through most of the night to a rest area on I15 somewhere north of SLC. Few hours of sleep. Finished the drive on Saturday morning & did the short hike in. I recall Blondie getting quite sick, probably due to altitude. Passed folks on the hike who were bailing from The Cirque due to shitty weather. We lucked out & had great weather next day. Climbed the very fun route. Hiked out and drove home the next day.
I also want to note that we used Brutus' (may he rest in peace) outstanding topo on this route (Kelsey's topo is off in at least one spot).
Pingora is on the left. View from near Jackass Pass.
Shirley & Blondie resting in camp after an overnight drive from Portland & the hike in.
Looking up at pitch 3 with a party above us.
Starting up pitch 3.
Looking back at Shirley on the same pitch.
Leading pitch 4 or 5.
Shirley topping out on pitch 5.
Starting the lead of pitch 6 (combined with 7).
Shirley nearing top of pitch 7.
Leading pitch 9.
Looking back at Shirley belaying me on pitch 9.
Shirley topping out on pitch 9.
Shirley topping out on the route with Mitchell Peak in background.
Wolfs Head as seen from summit of Pingora.
Mitchell Peak as seen from summit of Pingora.
Shirley on the hike out via Jackass Pass. Top of Pingora visible.