|Type:||Trad, 8 pitches, 1000', Grade III|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]|
|Submitted By:||James DeRoussel on Nov 2, 2003|
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By Forest Hill
From: Denver, CO
Nov 1, 2004
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Did this yesterday. Great fun, abut a very long day the way we did it. We did 5 pitches of 5.6-ish climbing right off the ground (starting further to the north than what we later thought was the normal easy slabby start. This made for 12 60m pitches of roped climbing and a lot of 3rd class in between.
We also turned right down a drainage right as the cairns ran out, having been warned not to go too far and end up in the box canyon. This was definitely not the trail. But it did work, after a *lot* of thrashing through prickly plants of all varieties and much care not to drop rocks on each other.
Made for a long 11 hour day!
By David Tilley
Sep 17, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
|We climbed this route or some variation thereof this weekend 9/15/2012. We simul-climbed through all of the technical sections except for the last section where we choose to finish the route by pushing far left and stepping out over the northface, exceptional exposure!!! We completed the route in 3+hours. We descended down the hiking route and turned left at the saddle so that we could get a closer look at the north face. The descent was relatively mild, afforded some spectacular views of the north face and was in the shade the entire time. It took an hour and a half to get to the road and we were drinking cold beer by the stream a few minutes later.|