This is an aesthetic way to do Longs. A hike up to a big, puckery rap into a moderate Alpine chimney make for a much better day than a run up the cables or a hike around the Keyhole.
First hiked up meeker, then rappel down to the notch, and free solo to the summit. Probably one of the shortest routes up longs, and can be easily combined with Meeker.
Great Route, climbed with Prakash. The hardest part for me was the stepover to the rap anchors, pretty easy once I made myself do it.
We rappeled into The Notch from a ledge about 20 feet below, and just east of the "Nose of the Beaver" ... the climbed up a crack system (5.5) just north of the Notch Couloir on the East Face.