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Brian Shelton on the ledge above the 5.8 hands sta...
Fearless is the prominent dihedral just to the right of Suzi Has No Choice (5.8+) and 100 yards to the right of Putterman's Big Toe (5.9). The first 30 feet is a 5.8 hands corner that gains a small ledge, also the top of Suzi Has No Choice (which comes in from the left). Fearless continues on C2 aid up the dihedral, mostly in the quarter-inch to half-inch range. At about 85 feet, lean right into a short .5-1 inch splitter to reach the 4-pin anchor. Rappel 100 feet to ground. DON'T BRING A HAMMER! This route went clean on the first ascent without much trouble at all, no need to change that!
1-2.5 inches for the 5.8 start. For the aid, bring MANY cams in the .25 to .75 range, plus a handful of stoppers. A wired hex or two also comes in handy.
BETA PHOTO: North Face "Neighbor Of Putterman"
Dan Russell in the C2 section on the FA.
Dan Russell building the anchor on the FA.
Climbing the first pitch of Fearless.
Higher up on Fearless.
|By Brian Shelton|
Sep 3, 2002
There is now a two bolt anchor above the 5.8 section on 1st pitch.
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 27, 2011
Not an aid climber but would like to give pitch 2 a try next time. The first pitch is stellar and a great line for those with little trad leading experience.