Submitted by mhermann on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 21:50


On January 30th Ted Wood and I, in spite of adages against waking sleeping dragons (or were those dogs?) journeyed to visit the monster.  The ski in was quite pleasant and straightforward.  Neither of us had been there before but Jojo's directions were excellent and we were able to skin to the ledge that leads down to the base of the pillar in a little less than an hour.  Ted had to do some chopping, but was able to clear the passage behind the pillar to the alcove.  Even though he wished he'd had more screws, Ted charged to the top and then hauled me up (wow what a long pitch!).  Some good turns back to the gully and an easy slide back to the car topped off a great day.