Avg: 2.7 from 9 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, Grade III|
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|Shared By:||Doug Hemken on Aug 14, 2009|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson|
The crux is either gaining the East Ridge, or descending via the SW Couloir (you could also descend via the East Ridge). Jackson & Ortenberger describe heading up toward the base of Symmetry, then traversing left on a ledge system. Instead, I headed up the rocks for the lowest trees between Sam's Throne and the East Ridge (4th class, cleaned up some rap slings). It also looks possible to scramble up a loose, dirty gully from near the mouth of the Cube Point/Sam's Throne gully.
Once you gain the ridge, W of Sam's Throne, scramble to the summit via easy 3rd class.