Did this twice before the new rappel line was put in. Coming down the old way was terrible.
My longest most committing route for me to date!
One of the best days ever.
Had the route to ourselves on a beautiful day. Did it in 7 pitches and 6 raps. Knocked off a scary block on rap 2. Would have killed us.
Not Crowded at all either.
We debated before jumping on the wall due to the cold wind that day. Two parties of 2 were already on the wall and we finally decided to go for it at 9:30am when we felt the warm sun on our skin. 6 pitches to the top that we reached at 2:30pm. Our party of 3 passed the two other parties on the wall. Rudy led all pitches. The rappel was a little scary due to the loose rocks.
With Dan. Climbed the crux pitches and did the 5.9 variation to the crux - didn't think it was that bad at all. Double ropes made the rappels nicer although we got a little off route and rappelled the east gully for a bit before getting back to the bolts.
filled the first couple of chimney pitches making it...interesting and slow...had to bail....have to save it for another time.
Climbed the South Face Route in July 1983. My first alpine route and first trip to Rocky Mountain National Park for climbing. Gotta get back and do this one again!