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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1500 ft (455 m), Grade II|
|FA:||a herd of mountain sheep|
|Page Views:||3,837 total · 23/month|
|Shared By:||George Bell on Feb 24, 2008|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
The only difficulty is getting past a cliff band near the bottom. According to legend, a team of intrepid OLTS students (a Colorado organization similar to Outward Bound) was challenged by their instructor to find a route past this obstacle. As the team discussed possible routes, they observed a herd of mountain sheep making their way up a steep ramp through the cliff band. Knowing that these sturdy pioneers would use the optimal route, the students ascended the "way of the sheep".
2003 Trip Report by Erin Burr & Ryan Schilling (link fails in 2018).
Cairns mark the route when descending from above, as the passage through the cliff band is not so easy to spot from above.