|Original:||WI6+ X [details]|
|FA:||Robbie Colbert, TIm Wagner 1997|
|Submitted By:||Stymingersfink on Dec 21, 2007|
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By Brian in SLC
Feb 6, 2008
|Darren, I think the story you're thinking was of Doug on Cobble Cruncher. Whipped and pulled two screws? Was with Chris at the time, methinks. 97/98 catalog.|
By Darren Knezek
Feb 5, 2008
The first ascent of this climb was Robbie Colbert and Bill Ohran.
The second ascent was Tim Wagner and Doug Heinrich.
There was a great story of the 2nd ascent in an old BD catalog. Maybe Brian Cabe has a copy he could find and post.
FYI for future repeats: Both Bill and Doug said that the anchor Robbie and later that Tim built after doing the 1st pitch wouldn't have held a fall, so make sure that your partner is just as good as you are when they follow. You still have a short second pitch of rock after the first pitch of rock and ice, before you get to any sort of a solid anchor. Both Robbie and Tim we're super talented at aid climbing, doing repeat ascents of Beyer's hardest aid climbs in the Fisher Towers so they both knew how to build an anchor in the cobbles using pins, cams, and nuts if a good anchor were possible to build. Just thought this would be good info to know before getting on perhaps the most difficult ice climb in Maple.