3 5.6 pitches with a couple of harder moves thrown in. Huge belay ledges.
The approach is normally done by hiking up the south shoulder, on a mildy exposed trail.
Alternately, you can climb 2 easy pitches up to the top of the south shoudler.
The three pitches have many variations, from 5.6 to 5.8+
The rock is solid, takes pro well, and the exposure is minimized by the big ledges.
The summit has plenty of room to spread out and relax.
The rappels down are straightforward, and can even be done with one rope.
This is a popular peak, with several high quality routes up it, so it's not
uncommon to run into other parties.
Submitted by: wyoclimber on 2002-09-03
Route ID: 23200
A good first climb in the Cirque after hiking in the day before. Short pitches, but the rock is good and the approach is cool in itself. Definitely take the K crack finish--this is a nice handcrack, with good pro, and I'd say closer to 5.7 than 5.8.