Third go today. Tried this climb once 2 years ago and I never got back to it till this year. Fell pulling the last roof on the second go, so that was a bit heartbreaking. Not particularly cruxy, but definitely consistent. I love the stone on this route, the cool brain rock, small edges, and plethora of edgy feet make it a classic for sure. Good day with a good crew, thanks Chris and Ian for making this a rad day out.
Effectively waxed my right thigh with duct tape before this climb would let me take it to the pump station. Worth the time and effort and the ever-present lineup; the latter made for fun belays, conversations (thanks Americans), and beta sharing (thanks Heather, Ingrid, Michelle, and Adam). So good! Get on it. Lucky 13th go. First of the grade.
After-work climbing session. Hike in, warm up on this route and figure the beta, send 2nd go, hike out in the rain. For the first time this trip I was able to recover mid-route - endurance is improving. So far, my best ascent!