I'm trying to figure out how much of the route is technical climbing and how much is ridgehopping and traversing on 3rd-4th class. The photos on the route page look as if much of it is blocky gully climbing which isn't really what I'm looking for.
Weather looks to be a bit hot this weekend so I'd rather not do the 4 mile hike out to it if it's primarily a peak bagging experience rather than a technical climb.
I climbed the trough> the summit ridge to the fire tower at tahquitz peak yesterday morning and scoped the altar route's ridge. Seemed to be pretty broken and scrambling-heavy from what I could see. I'll try to post a side profile pic soon.