Elephant’s Perch, Northwest Face, Sawtooth Range. Chris Puchner and I attempted a new route on the northwest face of Elephant’s Perch in 1975 but ran out of thin-crack aid gear. In 1977 Mike Paine, Jennifer Jones and I completed the eleven-lead route in two days. The route is 150 to 200 feet south of the route Bill March did (A.A.J., 1976, p. 455). Our route went up the right side of a huge flake, while he went up the left side of it.