Type: Trad, Alpine, 2000 ft (606 m), 20 pitches, Grade V
FA: Art Higbee and David Breashears, 1975
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Shared By: Ken Trout on Feb 22, 2010
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

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The key to getting up this route without doing 5.12c fell off, some time before 2007. I always thought this route was as good as Half Dome. Thank you for pointing out the collapse, Hanshan.

I took off the route description since climbers interested in the east face are not usually looking for the easy way. Super Direct for example.

Super Direct Topo: mountainproject.com/images/…

Art Higbee and David Breashears once needed no introduction, but 1975 was awhile ago. Climbers took big risks then to leave no trace. True to the clean climbing code, Higbee and Breashears published little about this alpine route of impressive size. A hand-drawn topo was left in the Hut Book.