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By kzoo
From: michigan
Sep 14, 2014
Yellow = 1st pitch, full rope length 70m
Red = 2nd pitch, full rope length 60-65m 5.4-5.5 crack climbing to the ridge
Green = 3rd pitch, easy to 5th class - this pitch 60m. Pass the first tower (false tower, not the 1st in the route description) with a huge chock stone staying on the ridge then descend down 10m (stay on south side), which involved a good move to the ledge (alcove). The chimney is visible to the left and the squeeze chimney is at the top to pass to the north side for the 1st time.

We are pictured in the white square. An Exum guide wanted to pass so we let him. Hanging out at a belay on the south side of the east ridge.

You should be able to follow the rest of the route with ease. The piton pitch was probably the most involved requiring some increased awareness. Final note: we would solo or simul-climb the entire route next time on the east ridge.
By Sean A Smith
From: South Salt Lake, UT
Sep 24, 2014
I'm kzoo's partner... I don't know if I'd solo or simul-climb the entire route but certainly from the saddle to the first tower pitch and certain sections of the rest of the route are easy enough without a rope.
By kzoo
From: michigan
Sep 25, 2014
Yeah, I would mostly simul-climb and solo a section or two. The only pitch that seemed insecure was the piton pitch. Most of the pitches had cracks with good hands/fist. The hardest part of the climb was grassy ledges due to water - definitely rope up if wet.
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A view of the east ridge from overhanging tower area.

Submitted By: kzoo on Sep 14, 2014
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