Diggin' diverges from the giant dihedral after two pitches. After one more pitch in the corner, the crack seams up and roofs out, prohibiting passage without a lot of cleaning and bolting. At this high point in the dihedral, we spotted an old piece of webbing, likely from an exploratory attempt. It was bleached white from age. After emailing a number of Washington climbers, we have heard no information about this previous ascent. So, we are claiming a "likely first ascent."
The climbing on Diggin' was incredible. The line covers nearly 1000' feet in 9 pitches. With the exception of two runout pitches at the top, the entire route was well-protected and sustained at 5.10 and above, climbing clean cracks from base to summit. Wow! What a pleasure it was to climb this route.
There was one 10-foot section of crumbly rock (the only poor rock on the route) on pitch 4. While I led it, I threw down yet another fistfull of granite down, trying to get to good rock underneath, to which Rob yelled up, "You dig for that dream!"
"These are the days of the endless summer
These are the days, the time is now ...
These are the days now that we must savor
And we must enjoy as we can
These are the days that will last forever
You've got to hold them in your heart."