Cold day, via West Face. Just followed the rope, Ben aided it, and I tried to toprope it with frequent grabbing on gear. Hard route.
what a weekend! i've been pushing this route since 2013, before i moved to chile, but it wasn't until now that AJ and i got the opportunity to try the gossips together. long day, the incredible P2 lead up the seam(scared the bejesus out of me!) along with the unbelievable feeling of finally making the summit means the world to me! what's next?
Our group of 4 climbed the West Face 5.7 C1 (all of P1 and P2 on aid). I got to lead the fun free summit pitch. Very memorable day. Thank you Dom, Brian & Pete!
Aided up the West Face.
Be There Or Be Talked About November 2007. Is very nice climbing although I still have sand in my eyes, my nostrils, my anoos and my hrem.
West Face October 14, 2005. Shirley and I were on our way to Indian Creek for a Splitter Camp (3 INCREDIBLE days...separate story) and wanted to get 1/2 day worth of climbing beforehand. This tower and route fit the bill. Fun stuff! Awkward start, followed by great hands on P1 and a pain in the a.. OW thru. bulge (10+ or C1 for us). Only got about 1/3rd to 1/2 of P2 free before I busted out the aiders. The .11 crux on pitch 2 looked MIGHTY hard - probably face climbing with a sh!tty seam for pro (on top of that you get your standard Arches sandy surface...) P3 was an easy but very fun wide chimney. The summit is incredible! You got the whole "Courthouse Towers Cluster" spread before you!! You also get to jump over the chimney to explore both halves of the North summit :)