Soloed up and down w/ Piper. Happy to finally get on this one!
Had an issue finding this route once a few years ago. But this time I knew what to look for so it was a quick solo trip. I had just the right amount of time to do this in the heat of a busy weekend day and still get home for an evening out with the wife for my birthday. The route on the Hammerhead itself was a bit tight, but it helped that I took my backpack off and set it in the little depression below the final moves. The holds felt solid, and everything was right there for the downclimb - just don't look down!
Scrambled the East face. That was great, relatively easy and fun climbing.
Got to the actual hammerhead... climbed up part of it but decided not to ascend - I climb without ropes and wasn't sure of the downclimb. There's a drop off the back, and I wasn't 100% sure of the route.
Great route, definitely a good solo. I found the East Ridge to go a little more stout than 4th class if you stay to the ridge the whole way. Cool arch! Yodeling Moves goes as advertised. Good webbing in place for rappel.
Still chasing after Roach's "classics". Climbed Green Mtn. Pinnacle, Challenger, visited Cavernous Sinus and hopped on up Yodeling Moves (just the summit pitch this time). Great day!
climbed the east face and yodeling moves routes. fantastic, airy routes in a wild setting made for an exceptional climb! i'm really glad i brought the rope because downclimbing the "5.0" route on the west face would have been gripping.
Scrambled the ridge and climbed up to the summit solo. Was glad to have a short rope to rappel off instead of downclimb. One of the neatest flatiron summit I've been on.
Scrambled up the East face of Hammerhead over the arch...I didn't actually reach the true summit of the rock...I suppose this would require some scrambling up the ramps on the west face