i have not climbed that high before 12000 ft. is no joke long walk in for me would suggest being used to altitude
the approach was easy to find, but very long
p.1 was mine run out and loose at the top when u need to go right p.2 was run out at the top traverse because of no gear left on the rack that would fit. and i hung on the rope while cleaning the gear, so it is a hand dog! p.3 & 4 i linked but on the chimney made a mistake and went to long and deep and climbed out the end. go short and then get out so the gut that is larger can make it through.
i was to long on the approach and had made some mistakes early on, the time was late in the day and we called it at the belay of p. nr. 5
a 60 m 4 raps to the ground will do the trick
left 30 $ worth of gear and were safe
the walk out was long for me being i was mild heat stroked and had a headache
the water is clean to drink u[ there on the way before and after you see the face of mountain
i would love to go there again with more time up high and leaving at 500 am in the morning
would not call this a hang dog but a spanking i did good on the climbing but bad on the planning and, etc
this is a serious undertaking which needs respect some of the others doing this route are great climbers used to such things this was my first alpine experience in the high sierras
Approach was pretty easy to find. I thought the route was not really that good for a High Sierra route. It was worth doing but a little chossy, hard to get good gear in sections and no strikeingly aesthetic pitches. On the other hand it climbs a beautifull rock face, has wild exposure and a great top out. Both the wild step left on pitch two and the .10 move protected by an old bolt on pitch five have potential for bad falls. I wouldnt recomend the route to anyone not confident running it out a bit on 5.10 ground. I felt the route was pretty strait forward and easy to follow. Definately not a grade V, more like grade III. We bumped it off the list in 5 hours. A pretty serious route with potential for big falls and bad landings.