Crazy climb. Crux on P3 seems WAY harder than 5.6. Traversing P4 is WILDLY exposed. While very delicate, not particularly difficult. P5 is cruiser.
Cool and funky route! Was fun to do it again.
Climbed with Greg Hawkins...all were had by a good time...
w/tom- got off route on the 5.6 crux and climbed a gnarly overhang(5.7+/5.8) to reach the tree belay. the mental crux was the worst for me as the route basically falling away off the north face spooked the bejesus out of me!
the rappel was awesome, especially with the slender maiden for the background. it's right up there with looking glass rock on the great rappels list.
Great route. Loved the 210 foot free-hanging rappel off the summit.
One of the longer approaches. Probably why It's not really popular along with the R rating. Free soloed the first pitch. Believe me there is no protection and you probably should. It's also not that hard at all. The whole climb is not that well protected especially the mental crux traverse. The climbing crux is not that bad but with it not being well protected it makes it feel harder. The exposure is unreal. That rapel is the best, flat out. Go do it. It's worth it. Just dont bring a beginner on it. Both the leading and following on this climb is quite dangerous. Don't forget your prusiks!
Cool route. Very different from the usual Flatirons fare. Definitely the most intense 5.6 I've ever lead. Don't blow off the low grade as there is some air pulling at your heels in the traverses. Go do it if you don't believe me. Best - rappel - ever
Great fun. Lars and I took turns leading. This is the only climb I've done where the second is considerably in danger of a nasty fall in a few spots. Good leading alleviates this a bit. I led the crux pitch (P3), which was very fun and exposed. The rappel was the coolest I've done. Ever.
A very unique, attention grabbing climb! I don't lead and am only a "casual" technical rock climber so due to the traversing and downclimbing nature of this climb it was a tough one from a psychological perspective. The exposure is insane! The famous free rappel from the summit was also memorable.