all big gear, we could only find a couple of placements that were not #4 camalot and up.
Offwidth. This was my first dessert climb and I nearly puked, mainly on the 3rd and 4th pitches. The calcite makes for slippery conditions. Once I finally learned to get into one of the chimneys, it had seemed too narrow, I actually got my helmet stuck. My buddy Adam got a picture of it from above and cracked up as I wiggled it loose. The 3rd and 4th pitches are definatly the cruxes at 5.9 offwidth. I led the first pitch which was 5.6, a big chimeny, I was definatly happy there was pro in the back of it, big pro. The second and fifth pitches are not that bad. I was definaly stoked to summit this one. It's worth the hour long hike.
rappel the north face, dropping in on this rappel is definatly exiting, but free of rope issues. It's a 400 ft. blank face with one little ledge half way down, good anchors.
Submitted by: tadams on 2007-03-20
Route ID: 84325
a stout climb, at least for someone not experienced with offwidth....but worth it. the summit is not one you will soon forget. we seldom found places for small gear, this is what big bros were invented for.