I called up one of my weekday after-work partners to see if he wanted to have an adventure, Travis was game.
When considering my options I wanted something fairly mellow but also entertaining and adventurous - and with a rep of being so (in my mind, this would keep the crowds at bay; more on this later)
Travis came by my house at about 6:30, we loaded up his truck and drove down the road a little bit. Adventure in the park, with a beautiful forecast ahead of us.
A proper soundtrack for the following photos (as it was being blasted from the parking lot by someone's car stereo):
Long story short, we had a blast in perfect weather - what a fun route! Anyone climbing in the 9+ range should give it a go.
Oh yeah, the crowds...there were 5 parties on this route today, pretty astounding to me. The two parties I spoke to had similar intentions....alas, we were foiled in our plannings but the distribution of parties was such that it really wasn't a problem.
Time to shut up and post pics!
This route is super fun, Travis and I both had a blast on it; We also both thought the 5.9 4th pitch was harder than the 5.9+ 7th pitch. Either way, was a super classic, varied, and adventurous route. 5 stars!