I did the route solo and ended up having to bivy in the cave in my haulbag after getting the rope stuck on a bolt hanger of all things. Very fun though.
Only had time for the first pitch. Probably the funnest pitch I have ever climbed at smith. Small hexes and tri-cams worked great as well as plenty of nuts.
Following Mark's spectacular lead, we were cold but had great time, probably not the best birthday present for your girlfriend!
Mark and I have done the first two pitches of this route twice prior to our summit of the route on March 22, 2008. We got all the logistics worked out and the climb went smoothly. Cam hooks through the crux section of pitch one made for smooth sailing for Mark. We enjoyed sharing the route with our friends Henry and Nolana--on Nolana's birthday. Quite the present. We met up with a traffic jam at the summit and ended up rappelling in the dark. All in all, a full and satisfying day.
picked this side to get away from the heat...so much for that! nice aid line in which my buddy let me have all the P's!!