Avg: 3.6 from 19 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 60 ft (18 m)|
|FA:||Bill Wright and Mark Oveson, D. MacDonald & K. Kovaly?, 1995.|
|Page Views:||16,586 total · 86/month|
|Shared By:||Mark Oveson on Aug 25, 2005|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
From a comfortable belay east of the spire, make a few moves to engage its east face. Move up and right to a subsidiary thumb that you can stand on to place some gear. From here, traverse left under a steep wall to a comfortable stance and engage the crux, which consists of one or two 5.6 moves over a bulge and onto a slab. Reach out and touch the summit--and stand on it if you dare!
The first ascent party rappelled from a sling. Downclimbing off the route could leave the summit clean. An nice addition would be a well-placed pair of bolts or pitons near the summit.
This is a classic and stunning tower well within the ability of mere mortal climbers.