South to North Traverse Climber's Log

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Deb - Jun 20, 2018 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2018

Long Ass Day but Worth It!  Sucess!

With Kevin and Big Al, three on a rope worked out pretty well, although I felt like a wishbone when I was tied in the center. Surprisingly, easier than I expected with no drama (other than our exit in the dark). Much simul climbing and parties getting backed up. The last pitch to the summit really pumped me up on lead, was thrilled to get into the chimney and relax! Would totally do this one again! Happy to have tagged South Summit, North Summit, and scrambled down the north ridge just as the sun was setting.

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Aug 4, 2017 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2015

Awesome!  Sucess!

Such a classic traverse with a little bit of everything. Will do it again someday.


gordonye - Oct 6, 2014 9:25 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014

fantastic climb  Sucess!

Lead 6 pitches and simul- climbed the rest, with Mike Chen. Fantastic day. Easy enough until the 5.7 section, where dropping the pack was key.


strudolyubov - Jul 29, 2013 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2013

Classic Traverse  Sucess!

Standard South-to-North traverse with Ryan. Simulclimbed except for the North Summit pitch. Rapped off the North Summit in a light rain. Nice rock, incredible views, - classic traverse!


haishan - Mar 13, 2013 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2012

Almost all the way...  Sucess!

Soloed all but the N tower pitch. We made it to within a few hundred meters of the north end of the ridge, but couldn't see a reasonable downclimb along the ridge and walked off west. Continued on to Cathedral and Eichorn for the tri-fecta... great day!


cliffm - Oct 2, 2012 4:59 pm

fun  Sucess!

still haven't done the second half, after the summit.


seano - Sep 29, 2012 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2012

Sweet solo  Sucess!

After chickening out at the crux last year, I finally nailed it this time around. Awesome climb! Trip report.


ElGreco - Sep 11, 2012 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Yeah!  Sucess!

Spectacular climb with Jonathan! Just outstanding, all around. The 5.7 section to gain the summit was stout for the rating - I agree.


hubix - Jul 28, 2011 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Greate Route  Sucess!

It was a long day for us and we had to bail at the north summit because it was getting late. Next time I will do the full ridge with less belayed climbing. Did the 5.7 diagonal crack to the North summit. Felt hard.


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 6:02 pm

traverse rock is excellent for first 1/2  Sucess!

The classic part of the traverse (south to peak) is perfect; the hyped traverse from peak to north is chossy and only has one excellent section (the wave) I was happy to solo the whole first half but due to rock quality was glad to rope up on the 2nd half. north 1/2 is not as classic as its hype, though the southern 1/2 certainly is. perfect rock and cool views. exposed but not terrifying...did the 5.9ow variation to the summit, which was very soft for the grade and well protected with a couple link cams...Sept 2010


PellucidWombat - Sep 7, 2010 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Wonderful Climb!  Sucess!

Led two pitches to the crest, and simul-climbed to the North Summit at about the same speed as some of the other soloists. The 5.7 knob/crack pitch was a bit much with a heavy pack on so I had to ditch it at the notch to finish the pitch - stout!


fatdad - Sep 29, 2009 5:58 pm

A good day  Sucess!

Climbed sometime in the last century (mid-90s) with Andrew Mullis. Simul-climbed the entire route with the exception of the final tower, which had a couple of moves I thought were pretty stiff for 5.7. Wonderful, wonderful scenery and vistas.


fossana - Jul 4, 2009 1:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

repeat  Sucess!

Back again for another solo of the full S > N traverse with Jascha. Only one other party on the route.


bighornmonkey - Sep 2, 2008 2:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

Really great route  Sucess!

Very fun route. We belayed 3 pitches of it and stayed roped for the retrospect, it is probably best to free solo the ridge section.
After getting on the South and North Summit we rapped down. Some friends joined us on the North summit and carried on for the rest of the northern part of the ridge....Next time!


fossana - Jun 23, 2008 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

love the exposure  Sucess!

Soloed the full S > N traverse (minus the final small tower) in 3 hours with Jascha. Brought a 30m, but left it in the pack when we found the crux to be a boulder problem. Started off disconcertingly windy, but then the winds died down. Even better the second time.

Fred Bagni

Fred Bagni - Jul 4, 2007 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Spectacular  Sucess!

Traversed the rige to the base of the north tower. Windy day. Soloed the ridge section.

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