Techy crux right off the ground climbing past a few bolts. Then follow a thin crack system through a roof, which widens to a super clean thin-hands crack ending at a large left facing overhanging dihedral. A pumpy move at the top of the dihedral leads to a creepy 5.10 roof, then follow slabs to link onto Monkey Space, which you follow to the top. Super cool route, with good exposure and varied climbing. Usually climbed in five or six pitches, depending on how well you control rope drag on the corner pitch. There is another anchor only about 40 feet above the anchors on the first pitch. Either use them as the first pitch anchors, or skip them on the 2nd pitch and head for the base of the dihedral.
Climbed this one in prefect weather and perfect conditions. The first pitch was the definite crux for me! The roof crack on pitch 3 was incredible! Pitch 4 felt way harder than the listed .10a, but other than that it was an amazing day on a superb classic!
This route has so much cool terrain. The first pitch seemed very stout; after that it eases off but is a fantastic journey. If the pitches were longer this would be world famous. The pitch up to the monkey's mouth is as good as face climbing gets. Go climb it!
Classic route! The first pitch is the crux, unless you are bad at steep stuff, then it may be the pitch going out the west face cave up higher. You can combine the first three pitches if you stretch it out.