Dave B wrote:HikeWI wrote:I was reading the pocket guide by the CMCF and it states its difficult if you're not a rock climber.
That statement is ridiculous. From what I remember there is one move on the entire traverse that could qualify as anything more than easy. The exit ledges are exposed but it's really nothing more than class 2/2+.
In comparison I thought the Kehole route on Longs could be a bit spooky in places simply because of how polished the rock is.
If you follow the ridge proper and go up/over every gendarme, yes, it could be difficult without being a climber...if you bypass them per the "normal" Sawtooth route it never gets worse than anything you've done on Longs.