|Original:||Hueco: V1 Font: 5 [details]|
|FA:||Chip Phillips & Justin Jaeger, 2003|
|Submitted By:||Chip Phillips on Jul 6, 2003|
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By chris way
Dec 26, 2003
|PG and BS did the FA of this slab years ago....der! Not a new rt. Who cares realy, just for the history of the area. You can bet on those guys climbing just about everything that has features in the Poudre and not ever saying a word about it.|
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Dec 30, 2003
Chris said: "PG and BS did the FA of this slab years ago....der! Not a new rt. Who cares realy, just for the history of the area. You can bet on those guys climbing just about everything that has features in the Poudre and not ever saying a word about it."
first chris, i'm well aware that pg and bs were the first to do many/most of the lines in and around the 420s and the Gandalf area. they absolutely deserve tons of credit for their vision and hard work. second, i'm also aware that if they did that problem, no one would have ever heard a thing about it.
that said, the problem in question had a 1/16" of healthy lichen all the way up it including on the few thin holds down low on the problem. the critical holds for the topout had 1/2" of lichen and moss all over them. jj and i spent 30 minutes plus with 2 brushes scrubbing the thing top to bottom just so we could find some dime edges to dance up and a reasonable topout. if someone climbed it before us, they certainly made no effort to clean anything on the problem or actually use any of the holds.
there is a faintly chalked and more obvious line 15 feet left of the line in question. i suspect you may be talking about that problem.