Comments: Great linkup. We decided to give the right chimney a go (the right off-width of the "V"). To tell you the truth, it was actually kind of awesome. You can face outward and jam with your right while working the face holds with your left. Very reminiscent of Crescent Crack style but maybe a little harder. I was glad to have a #4. The East Rappels are great and you get to TR the Flakes, a really amazing 10b. Highly recommended. Scramble down from the East Gate area.
Comments: I did the East Direct ridge last season (awesome route, lots of exposure and a bit harder climbing) and descended the NE face. The descent is a bit tricky and pretty exposed. The trick is to follow the cairns at each rock rib without wandering too high. There is quite a bit of rap tat left above from parties having to descend after getting cliffed out up high. That being said I think that next time I would descend the west ridge and not deal with the sketchy loose ledges on the East side.