Avg: 2.2 from 5 votes
|Type:||Sport, Alpine, 800 ft (242 m), 7 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||FA: James Garrett and Troy Anderson 4 August 2007 FFA and route prep assistance: Glen Kaplan|
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|Shared By:||James Garrett on Aug 7, 2007|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
Pitch #1: This starts directly on the prow of the Pillar. This may be the poorest quality rock on the route, but still it held some memorable moments for me! Follow the 9 bolts to the 3 bolt belay. Belay under a roof. 40m, 5.9 A0 or 5.11+!
Pitch #2: Some thin moves up and right through about 3 overlaps passing about 10 bolts to a great ledge and belay. Wild climbing! 5.9+ A0 or 5.11++. 30m.
Pitch #3: Climb the steep finger crack to a loose ledge (tag line) and then climb two more steep steps to the protected belay. 30m, 5.10.
Pitch #4: One of the best pitches on the route. Traverse left to a prominent Arete with good rock and excellent position. About 13 bolts bring you to the belay ledge. 40m, 5.9 A0 or 5.11+.
Pitch #5: Another tag lines gets the climber to pass the chossy ledge easier and remaining on the main aspect of the buttress, continue to the belay ledge. This pitch was drilled on lead. 35m, 5.7, 7 bolts.
Pitch #6: A nice pitch with good rock and very fine face climbing. 9 bolts. 30m. 5.9.
Pitch #7: Drilled on lead, follow the fun hand crack to the top. 25m, 5.7.
Thanks also to Tyler Phillips and Luke Douglas for humping loads to the top to initially check it out.
All bolts. 2-3 bolts at each belay/rappel station. About 60 bolts were installed. Most belay stations are in protected areas.
Fixed tag lines facilitate passing the loose scree ledges and were installed at other's suggestions.
14 QDs and several long slings.