Photo 2Photo 2 shows more of the slab as it heads toward the windsock tree. We cairned this part of the route to make it easy to follow. Up to this point the route is only class 2.
The ClimbThe third photo shows the class 3 climb. This is an extended climb that connects with the original route just beyond the exposed ledge system. This route is now near perfection. Mescalito has always been a fun hike, but the loose slope was at best a pain, but could be dangerous with lots of hikers ascending or descending the slope.
Let me know how you like this new variation.