This route is 4 or 5 pitches depending on rope length and rope drag. The route is about 750 feet long. It mostly follow a prominent dihedral system on the right side of the formation left of the huge corner dividing the second and third aprons.
P1 Climb easily up the face to the dihedral system. 180 feet, 5.4
P2 Climb the steep fun dihedral using huge holds which are occasionally loose. A 60 meter rope just reaches a nice big belay ledge. Best and most sustained pitch on the route. 190 feet, 5.5
P3 Continue up the dihedral system and move left to another dihedral after it runs out. Climb the second steep dihedral to a good ledge. 190 feet, 5.4
P4 Climb the dihedral until it is possible to move left across a slab. Climb up to a huge ledge with lots of loose rock. 120 feet, 5.5
P5 Climb easy rock to the ridgeline. Many lines possible from 5.2 to 5.7 80 feet, 5.2
To descend, either walk left or right on the trail just below the crest of the ridge. Left brings you to Mt Evans summit, where it is easy to thumb a ride to Summit Lake. Right goes up and over Mt Spauling on a good trail back to Summit Lake. It is also possible to descend scree and talus right of the third apron to the bae of the route, but it isn't recommended.
Submitted by: atg200 on 2002-08-19
Route ID: 22466