"We actually spotted the route a few years before we did it but waited because of the bolting on pitches 2 and 3. It was obvious that what was acceptable in the number of bolts[per climb] was increasing and when we first saw and decided to climb the route it still would have been controversial. So we waited figuring no one would go to that much work to steal our line, and started when the time was right. We have always felt that if a drill was involved there should be a bolt and not bat hooks or dowels/machine heads. A hole is a hole and should be filled for the future many years to come. It seems that lesson should be well learned by now with all the junk on climbs all over the country.
Anyway, not much to tell aobut Laughing, just lots of jugging and sitting in the portaledge watching the rain and snow. We seem to have a knack for planning time off weeks to months ahead of time and that is when it storms so it took a while to get it done. I guess like Hardings 'brute strength and ignorance' I"m not smart enough to be bothered by drilling.
My wife Sigrid and I started climbing together before we were married in '76. We kept right at it after our kids were born, in '78 and '82. This was Lynnea first bigwall fa and she loved it, and she has continued to establish grade V and VI climbs with us around the Sierras."
-Jerry Anderson via email May 2011.