From the large belay ledge at the top of Conns East Direct (also the start of Orangeaid) belay from anchors on right and climb crack with large aluminum piton in it (hence the name) to summit crest.
Looking down from the summit
|By K Baumgartner|
Oct 24, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Phenomenal line that doesn't back off.
A new piton adds extra security about half way up. Found superb hand jams to top out the route to the belay.
Sep 11, 2013
Really awesome route...exciting and sustained
|By Andrew J 133|
From: Richmond, VA
Apr 7, 2014
Great line, very well protected, don't bother clipping the alcoa piton, it's hammered in too far, got pumped trying to clip it. Get good gear below that point and then cruise through the cruxy/foot smear section before getting great gear above it...awesome climb
|By Dan Mathews|
May 27, 2014
While you can't clip the aluminum pin because the eye is into the crack, you can thread it with a thin dyneema sling. The next few moves are the crux for me and I actually find them more difficult than Triple S.