Start date 20190804

We camped after climbing Mile High Club the day before and got an early start, it was perfect! Sun was already on the wall well before we got there! It seems like the wall actually gets shaded around noon at this time of the year.

  • 5:20 woke up
  • 6:05 started
  • 7:00 at base
  • 7:30 started climbing
  • 10:00 summit
  • 10:30 both on summit
  • 11:20 heading down
  • 12:00 at tents
  • 12:55 hiking down
  • 3:40 car


Hike the normal trail to Vesper, and at around 5,600 feet, spot a turnoff to the right.

You’ll instantly get an epic view of the lake. Continue left along the heather ledges across some steep sections (hopefully no snow as long as you went late enough in the season).

After about 10 minutes, you’ll find the 4th class 10 foot scramble to the belay ledge.

Pitch 1

I think pitch 1 officially actually goes up around the left side of where Alexis is in this photo, but this route also works. Ends at a bolted anchor.

Pitch 2

Up the chimney (or bypass by walking around the right), and then slabby bolted section finishing on a grassy ledge with another bolted anchor.

The start of the slabby bolted section

Then some heather steps to the belay ledge with the bolted anchor…