The following areas are closed to all visitor use to protect peregrine falcon aeries from March 1 until August 1 of each year or until the young falcons of the current year have fledged: Fifi Buttress Immediately west of Leaning Tower. Closure includes all routes on Fifi Buttress.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
This is one of those 5.9's that will feel hard even to the experienced 5.10 leader. The chimney has a mean lean to it which combined with the flare and polish all work to spit you out. It felt way harder and less secure than the 5.9 squeeze chimney atop Midterm.
The short second pitch is fun and worth doing. It can be linked with the first, although you will likely have substantial rope drag by the top.
Blitzo has a reputation for sandbagging the gear recommendations on these wide climbs, but this is one where you really can leave the big cams on the ground. I dragged a #5 and #6 all the way to the top of this thing for no reason. Doubles to 4" is all you need to protect it.