||Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 600', Grade III
|Original: || YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b R [details]|
|FA: ||Cory Fleagle / Andy Morgan|
|New Route: ||Yes|
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|Submitted By: ||Cor on Dec 9, 2009|
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BETA PHOTO: The route.
This route is on the Otis Flower Tower.
Start up a draw on the left side of the south face and traverse out right on ledges to gain the starting dihedral. 4 pitches pretty much straight up, following broken dihedrals, with face mixed in.
This turned out to be a nice find, and I gave it 3stars for that formation.... We did this route in the summer of '09 after Jonny & Micah passed, and named it for them, fallen hero.
It is a bit runout on the face sections, the rock quality is good, and the dihedrals are fun. Andy figured 5.11, I figured 10+, so we need another party to tell us what they figure the grade is....
Otis Flower Tower, Andrews Glacier area, Rocky Mountain National Park.
Standard rack, and extra #4 Camalots for the 1st pitch dihedral.
Andy in the middle of the route....