I first climbed Elijah in 1997 w Bryden what a great day. 28 years after the first ascent. Again in 2000 w Ross Templeton then last year w my son Michael . I arranged things so he would lead the crux pitch through the overhang pull up but as luck would have it I got that pitch.
I’m still curious where Bryden and John bivvied in 1969 there is really nothing flat between pitch 3 and 9 (after vertical crack after the traverse ). I led the crack last year and mike dropped a tv right next to my belay from the “crux” pitch above. Missed me by this much, Chief!!”
The blocks in the corner on the ‘last’ pitch were a bit dicky but we managed to get around them. When I did that pitch 21 y ago I would have said 12 but more like 16 now