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West Arete: Matt Kerns about halfway up the route...
A long, moderate romp up a blocky face, ending at the top of a prominent arete. There's a mini-crux turning a bulge down low, with the true crux (that's barely 5.10) coming in a series of bulges at the top. A great warmup with nice position.
Obvious left-hand arete of the Astral Wall; visible from the trail on the hike down the gully.
11 bolts, plus rap rings.
BETA PHOTO: The finishing arete in profile, showing the huge j...
From: Tacoma, WA
Aug 23, 2008
On 8/22/08, some of the bolts were repositioned in the middle and top of the route.