|Type:||Trad, Alpine, Grade II|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]|
|FA:||Charlie Ehlert, Philip Ritterbush, Charles and Prentiss Sawyer, 1957|
|Submitted By:||paco on Aug 1, 2002|
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By Legs Magillicutty
Aug 31, 2007
I ended up in a chully (bigger than a chimney. . .smaller than a gully) on the last pitch. I may have missed the route entirely and climbed something else. Is the last pitch supposed to be a chimney? Maybe I should have traversed right?
Just a note, we found 1 rap station from the ridge. To locate it, travel towards Arrowhead summit for approximately 50 yards. You will see a bunch of slings wedged in between a big boulder and the peak. The rap to the next station was approximately 60m.
The next rap station consisted of a slung boulder with a biner and a quick link. It is over 70m to get down to the ground but the downclimb is easy, maybe 4th class.
You can descend via the South Ramp but then you'd have to hike back to your pack. Not really a big deal but if you want to avoid carrying stuff, you can rap down just right of where you begin the route.