The Historic Cable Route
Being one of our favorites, we’ll often suggest this route as it’s the most direct way to reach the top. It’s steeper than the keyhole having a few sections of low 5th class climbing – meaning the hand and foot holds while generally obvious and plenty, the use of a rope is necessary for security. Being of a slightly more technical nature, the North Face does not see the high numbers of people that travel the Keyhole. Early season presents the North Face as a snow and ice climb – perfect for those wanting an introduction to mixed climbing and the opportunity to reach the summit. Late June sees the North face beginning to dry out getting in shape for a wonderful way to reach the top. We’ll provide the gear and expertise. You supply the passion!