Awesome finish to the first of two climbing days on a backcountry permit - days in the 50's nights around 20 degrees . . . two layers of sleeping bags and hiding among boulders did the trick just nicely for a warm place to sleep. As for the route, no individual move is above 5.9 I guess, but almost the entire route consists of strenuous moves for that grade. This route is a nice complement to Tarzan Traverse on Crab Eyes which goes the other direction on bigger jams. Getting to the crack on this one is much less dicey though. Original note 2/26/06: thirded up behind sean & berkly, quite strenuous! Got to use tough-to-clean gear as good excuse for a hanging rest or two. Would like to go back fresher and lead her up in style. Pro is bomber, but dang! I'd say 5.10 but the moves aren't hard hard, just sustained strain you know? something about a diagonal crack like that, is just awkward.
Witnessed by: berkly, sean, rest of posse