When I did this route in the late 80's, it hadn't gone clean yet and I nailed some on the upper pitches. But now this route goes clean. It's five pitches of really good aid climbing. Lots of big pin scars which take great stoppers. Expect to use hooks in boxed out pin scars. Rappel the route.
Submitted by: benjo on 2001-10-19
Route ID: 5540
This route is a great example of why certain routes dictate the use of Ron Olevsky's HAFWEN technique. This route ascend such a beautifull buttress, but those pin scares are pathetic. Follow the gaping holes! I was saddened on this route. Climbers should make nut placements out of pin scares way before this happens.