Climbed it with "the" SP Josh on a cool and windy November day. With a 70-meter rope and a leader who essentially free-soloed, we did the climb in a fast 4 pitches. I was quite happy to play follower. Got a rope stuck on the first rappel (got greedy), which spiced things up.
Fun route...did the longer left side variation and the second pitch had a fun little overhang to climb through! Beautiful and warm sunny day in November.
10/12/03 - First ever rock climb, standard east face route.
11/8/13 - Swapped leads with Gary on the standard east face route on a windy day. Led P1, P3 & P5 of 5. Brought back some cool memories!
11/13/13 - Swapped leads with Matt on East Face Left (direct thru roof variation). Led P1, P3, P5 & P7 of 7.
I quit counting ascents after two dozen. Yvon may have been right," the finest beginners climb in the country."
Solo climb via East Face. Was not crowded, saw only one other person on the route. Fun climbing/scrambling, beautiful views - classic.
Too nice for January. Soloed with Glen as part of 3, 2, 1 linkup.
11/22/12: Standard East Face with Becca Kalet.
1/18/14: College Dropout with Brian C.
Standard East Face with Jamie, lots of fun, I can see why this route is so popular. Not too crowded today, everyone was nicely spaced and friendly.
Really, really enjoyed climbing the east face of this feature. There were so many people on this monster outcrop. We didn't follow any line in particular, just climbed pleasant rock on an insanely beautiful, sunny day. Despite the crowding, everyone was so friendly on this peak except for one grumpy old man at the busy rap stations.
first time up with Elspeth...then several more times after that in different years
A couple different routes to the top today.
Sweet climb by the light of the full moon. Raping into complete darkness was wild!
Climbed the East Face some time in fall 1997.
Climbed it many, many times. Great scramble.
normally solo the third with one major exception, a night climb under a full moon in august 2010. love this rock, loads of fun!
A beautiful crisp fall day. The South Chimney seemed a little harder than its 5.4 rating, but we may have been off route.