This route is a bit scruffy at the beginning, but cleans up nicely as you go up. By the time you are climbing the classic crux pitch (pitch 7) you will have forgotten all of the lichen at the bottom.
This route is just south of the West Face rappel route, the Kraus-McCarthy. This makes this route a quick excursion. Once you top out the rappel stations are right there.
Standard Alpine Rack
Looking down the route from one of the last pitche...
Matt Opgenorth on the summit of Snowpatch with Bug...
|By Joe Leonhard|
From: Denver, CO
Sep 13, 2007
A good route. There was quite a bit of vegitation on the lower pitches, but the upper pitches get cleaner. The crux was really enjoyable.
|By Tom T|
Aug 9, 2009
|By Darren in Vegas|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 22, 2010
feel free to contact the admins if you have a better description, they will gladly reassign the route to you. All I remember is scruffy climbing to a great corner.
I posted this route at a time when there was relatively little in the database for this area, so i was really just trying to get some pics up.
|By eric schweitzer|
From: Bend, Oregon
Aug 30, 2012
starting the route in the right spot seems crucial...The guide says that one option is to start left of the arete proper. We started in a 15 ft. right facing corner (just left of arete) to a ledge, with the rest of the first pitch following DOUBLE CRACKS. This start got us started on the right foot, although there are quite a few more routefinding decisions to be made before the classic corner up high.