Just wanted to clarify where p2 of Betty really goes, once and for all....
(and to humor MarcC
According to Black Dick, ya go up the first chimney to start p2 (which is actually quite easy if you think like an old time First Ascentionist - what would Betty do?
), and end up on a ledge with another ledge at about chest height.
At which point you are met w/ the following choices:
A: traverse left, then up
B: go straight up and follow the nice open book, or
C: go a bit right to the other chimney (formed by a huge distinctive orange flake) and go up the left face of that.
I have done all 3, and "all roads lead to Rome" at relatively the same level of 'difficulty' , but it seems like a lot of parties (including the one I saw on it today) choose B: to go up the open book, when according to Black Dick (dunno if the Select or Swain say anything different) option A is a variation, and option C is the correct p2.
Option B happens to lead one directly to the belay/rap tree at the top, maybe that is why it seems to be the popular option these days?
Oh, and I want move by move beta for this route too, thx.