Classic. From Gunsight Notch, head up the arete towards the South Peak, moving onto airy but easy ground on the west face. Belay after gaining the summit ridge. The second "pitch" is the summit ridge to the summit block.
Start at the Gunsight Notch. You can climb Banana
, scramble up ledges on the west side, or take the trail up the east side to Upper Broadway and scramble a short 5.0 to gain the notch. To descend use the standard South Peak rappel routes.
Standard Seneca rack, eats passive pro.
By Jonathan Dull
From: Boone, NC
Nov 14, 2012
Super classic climb with great exposure and good pro. You'll encounter a real old pin with red cord about 20ft from the summit, most build belay here in fractured blocks which seem pretty solid. Steep, classic, fun and easy!
By John Ely
Nov 20, 2012
This has got to be one of the best 5.3s on the east coast, if not in North America as a whole.