4-5 pitches of easy flake and face moves. Starting the route may be tricky as you have to climb either the first pitch of "Rewritten"(5.6) or "The West Chimmney " also 5.6 to get to the starting ledge of Swansons
Submitted by: desperado on 2002-06-20
Route ID: 19472
First, the West Chimney was a chossy, blocky, uncomfortable climb for me. Most of the rock was not solid and I didn't trust it to hold gear; even if gear held, you'd still land on a ledge before it caught you. Ugh. I hated leading that part of the climb.
Anyway, above the ledge I can't imagine needing more than 2 pitches to finish the climb - one pitch to the second set of trees that you come to, and a second to reach the summit. Neither felt like rope stretching pitches and all of the moves were reasonable/easy. Stepping onto the summit is really incredible!