Classic free climb with imposing undercling crux, airy, exposed traverse on hanging slab. Awesome canoe approach with portage, some moose-dodging may be necessary! One of the "50 Classic Climbs" in North America.
Tricky rappel route, may need to backup anchors! Do what you can to avoid doing this in the dark!!!
Submitted by: jim23 on 2006-11-18
Route ID: 81231
scouted the approach the day before. ran into a moose on the approach around dawn, but we managed to bushwack around him. approach slabs straight-forward; route-finding pretty straight-forward; crux pretty much just a straight-forward grunt undercling- there is a placement for a smaller minicam- maybe I used blue alien? belayer should be on-task to let out some slack so leader does not pendulum into hideous jagged corner if he/she takes a fall when running out through the crux! get the route done in a timely fashion because the rappel route was VERY challenging to find even with plenty of daylight! retreat after the hanging slab traverse may be very difficult in bad weather!