Grin & Waltz is the working name for an easy to moderate difficulty multi-pitch route to the top of Little Eiger on the extreme east side of the wall. I’m asking to place rap anchors from top-down to explore to see if there is anything good. Exploration on trad gear is not feasible. I will use 5/16 stainless sleave bolts for exploration. They will be either removed/filled if the climbing is not worthy or replaced with permanent 3/8 ss wedge bolts if further development is authorized.
At least the lower two pitches are well clear of existing climbs. Route cleaning there poses very low risk to climbers below. Higher on the wall, the level of risk is less clear.
If the higher sections pose too much risk of rock fall over the existing routes, development could be limited to two or three pitches.
If exploration is approved, I’d expect to submit a separate request for actual route development.