Cannon Mountain, Direct start to VMC Direct. This variation was first made by Steve Arsenault and me on June 7 and 8. We made a hammock bivouac after four pitches where the route merged with the normal VMC Direct. The route starts 30 feet north of the Triple S Buttress on an inside corner facing right. The first four pitches have not only an elegance of line but also no pendulums, rurps, loose rock or awkward downhill nailing. The crux is on the fourth pitch in graceful free climbing on exposed flakes.
Sam (Theodore P.) Streibert