A full rack: some cams, hexes, nuts, webbing, slings, rap rings, bail biners, ect.
Get to the base of the west chimney by hiking up the Peralta Trail. Look for a huge cairn off the main trail to take you to the base. The first pitch is the hard part. Either go through the hole, right of hole or left of hole. Belay on top of the huge chockstone. Climb steep fourth class moves to easy third class. The last pitch is easy but many rope up here. If you're the leader don't fall! A fun worthwhile route to a classic summit. Bring two ropes to rap the route.
Submitted by: climblouisiana on 2007-04-15
Route ID: 21826
Did this last winter with my girlfriend. Nine hours car door to car door, and we didn't dally. Be ready for a moderately hard approach. First pitch is really the only one needing protection; if yer confident, you can basically scramble the other "pitches". Even the last one, which looks like yer gonna need to rope up, is shorter than expected and easy (albeit exposed).