single set of cams to #3, half set of nuts, 8-12 runners/draws. If confident above the grade you could easily go with half of this
This route follows a break in the wall than the leftmost ramp. This route is mainly easy 5th class with a few harder areas. Depending on what you are looking for you can take harder lines or follow the line of least resistance.
Walk off, rapping would be horriable
Submitted by: lovesclimbing on 2011-09-12
Route ID: 109872
With Mark B. Funny story, woke up at 2:30 heading for the North Face of Temple..ended up climbing the Guides Route free solo on EEOR instead due to mishap on trail (went the wrong direction! two cocky locals, neither looked at a trail map). Climbing any route like this free solo in the Canadian Rockies always makes it interesting, despite the ease of grade. We had a good time. Tore my MCL over two weeks ago and believe the climbing gods might have been watching over me to cancel the NF of Temple and plug in this route instead. We climbed the Fold two days later and I can tell I would have been a lot slower on 5.8. It is like climbing with 1.5 legs basically. Mark has been great taking the old man out on easy stuff.
With a mess up in an approach at 3am my partner and I salvaged the day and a very sore knee with a quick run up route. This route was a fun day for us and a very max relax day compaired with our plans. We both climb a bit above the grade and soloed the route together with a rope and light rack in the packs. As this route is described as good training for long alpine routes that it is, there is quite a bit of loose rock and rubble on ledges but with some great featuresand rock. There is a few new bolted anchors and lots of the pins have been replaced by bolts. The pro seemed like it would be good although we didnt place any either, there looked like some possiable runout areas for a 5.6 climber but if you are stronger you shouldnt have problems. A fun route as we did it car to top in 3.5hrs at a relaxed pace although pitching it out would take a much longer time.