Avg: 2.5 from 6 votes
|Type:||Sport, Alpine, 80 ft|
|FA:||? unknown, but before 1984|
|Page Views:||856 total · 29/month|
|Shared By:||Eli Boardman on Jul 14, 2017|
|Admins:||Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson|
The approach road (County Road 411/Trail Lake Road) runs through private land on an easement from the Whiskey Basin wildlife reserve to the public campground at the head of Ring Lake. It is illegal to leave the road without permission from the landowners in this area except for the boat ramp at Torrey Lake provided on a goodwill basis. The east side of the valley has a lot of private land, too. There is not much worth climbing in the private part anyway.
I believe this is the easiest route to the summit. It was originally climbed free on gear, then retrobolted in 2001. The summit register calls the bolted version "Like Father, Like Son," but now it is called "Mountaineer's Route." Since it is protectable with trad gear and was retro-bolted, it is possible that the route could have the bolts taken out in the future.
This may revert to a trad climb at some time in the future, which would require a standard rack with emphasis on small pieces. (The 2-bolt summit anchor would be retained.)