An amazingly pristine and natural line, straight up the tallest section of the SW face. Our 13 day ascent included bringing firewood for two nights' barbeques at the Alcove. We replaced most of the old and rotten bolts with shiny new 3/8" x 2" ones. We spent approximately 40 hours just pulling and drilling and driving in bolts. The only old bolts we left were pro bolts mid-pitch and some belay bolts that made no sense because they were right next to cracks. The two belays in the OW leading to the Alcove were rebolted, even though the crack takes big cams, because that seems to be a popular free variation for the Salathe. And speaking of which, the absolute worst part of the route were the few pitches shared with the Salathe. The best part was the Fish Head Crack pitch up and over a big roof (the second in two pitches), leading to an amazing amount of air. Our haul bags hung free, and twisted around each other in the updrafts. I had to go down 150 feet, hanging about forty feet from the wall, and fight the two pigs while swinging around in a high wind. Nice.
Witnessed by: PTPP