Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 550 ft (167 m), 3 pitches|
|FA:||P. Rogowski and others|
|Page Views:||1,307 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Aaron Hobson on Nov 2, 2008|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
For all others, be reassured that the route does indeed follow the far right hand arete of the NW ridge. The start has the most committing moves, up some un-protected face climbing just left of the arete. Once the arete is reached though, the moves get easier, and the position is superb. The drop off on the west side of the arete is straight down for 200+ feet. The first pitch ends at a nice shoulder just beneath the top of the ridge.
The rest of the route is a 3rd class scramble along the ridge.
Descent can be made by the Normal Route trail. It is also possible to reverse this route as a means of getting down to the Little Square Top/Organ Needle Saddle. This requires 3rd class scrambling down to a point at the top of the steep ridge, and then a 35m rappel off some blocks at the top of the ridge. We very carefully accomplished this with a single 60m rope, but two ropes or a 70m would be preferred.