Comments: I recently re-climbed this route for the third time. Some safety beta:
1. The follower needs to be at least a strong 5.8 climber and comfortable with taking a fall on traverse. The p4 traverse in particular is stiff for the grade and may create a challenge for a follower who is out of their range. Normally it would be possible to have them prusik or pull on gear to get through a stiff section, but I'm not sure what the equivalent technique would be on a traverse. That said, ... more >>
Comments: A wonderful climb. Mostly solid granite which was a pleasure to climb on, but typical of the Sandias there were a couple loose blocks which were avoidable with prudence. We brought a couple of pieces smaller than recommended (i.e. < 0.4) and were glad to have them, especially on the thinner sections.