Average Rating : 3.33 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
Harold Hall & Greg Orton
6 bolts 5.7- climb the seam to the right, from the top of the seam scramble left 20 feet to the belay out on the open slab. second pitch 4 bolts 5.8 (these bolts are Fixe 3/8" x 3-3/4" SS double expansion, if you find a loose hanger it's probably from someone stepping on them and lossening the nuts), 3rd pitch: the topo says dirty chute when in reality is a hike through the jungle and its more like a .4. Fourth pitch has two bolts (mostly a run out scramble). There are now rappel anchors that take you from the summit to the base of the south face (~350ft and requires a 60m rope). The third rappel provides a little quality air time.
Submitted by: iching on 2009-03-19
Route ID: 60001
Spent another great day on McKinley. Easy Street made for a fun fist multi-pitch for some of the climbers. From the top of Pitch-2 climbing the overhang on Wipeout (.9-.10a) made for a very fun finish rather than taking the gully to the right. Great view of Diamond Peak with snow from the top.
Easy Street is not my favorite route on McKinley but it does offer a good adventure as an easier multi-pitch route that requires a leader to do a little more thinking than yoyoing. When the Peregine Traverse is not available, this is a route UCC puts their students on once they've had three days of outdoor experience to give them a feel for following on a multi-pitch. And making the 4 rappels from the top down the south face between HangTen and Testosterone Monkey is awesome.