the rush of a perfect P1 corner. the beat down while solving the problems presented by the thin P2 seam. the feeling of relief upon reaching the north-middle gossip saddle leading to the outpouring of emotions upon stepping ON THE SUMMIT OF THE NORTH GOSSIP!!!!
the view from the penthouse of the surrounding towers, incredible! the complete experience of making the top of the gossips, unforgettable!
This should be a more classic climb (than it is) in my book. The first pitch goes free for the avid 5.10 crack climber and offer fantastic and sustained climbing, however the final meter is a tough off-width (arm bar) problem to the ledge. The second pitch is a hard 5.11 due to the softness of rock, but the cracks are there, wide, thin, a variety of tough crack climbing. The final pitch is mellow. The summit is awesome of course with the snowy LaSalles in the distance. 70m rope makes it down nicely in 3 raps (modern in 2015) on the route.