Uber good route with a wilderness feeling and great position. Huck it past Spearheard and ascend the gully between Pagoda and Chiefs Head. This gully can have snow, ice, and rock fall in it year round(axe & pons??), we avoided this by scrambling rock on the left.
Once at the saddle, the climbing begins. We gained the ridge on the south side which I thought was the 5.7 crux. Once on the ridge, the climbing is straightforward and trends on the south side of the ridge with a few gendarmes to ascend and down climb.
Descend down the northeast ridge to the saddle between Pagoda and the Keyboards, then turn northwest down the scree and talus slope.
Alpine rack with up to a #3 BD Camalot.
Last slabby push to the summit.
Bypassing a gendarme on the north side.
Pagoda Mountain from the summit of Spearhead.
Adam takes a break before continuing on to Long's.
BETA PHOTO: This is how we climbed it, although there are a nu...
The 5.7 slabby crux, first 15 feet is the hardest ...
Pagoda (and Long's) from the summit of Chiefshead.
Passing one of the gendarmes.
Adam starts toward the W Ridge from Chiefshead.
Looking back at Chiefshead.
Hand traverse made even more fun with gusty winds.
Near the start of Pagoda's West Ridge.
Will and Adam navigate the slabs on the W Ridge.
Near the summit the difficulty eases.