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BETA PHOTO: Slade, Jon=(Yon), and Elizabeth standing at the ba...
This great line is in the middle of the rock formation and is easy identifiable by the single finger pocket which starts it off. I had planned to bolt it but someone beat me to it, I am just happy someone got around to it. Very interesting, well protected, moves off the ground and through the overhang bring you to a nice rest ledge. From here follow the line of bolts through the crux to the chains.
While the chains CAN be accessed from the top for top rope I would not recommend it. Seven bolts to a two chain anchor
BETA PHOTO: From here, the next couple of moves to get to the ...
|Comments on Laughing Buddha
|By Terry Fisher|
Oct 4, 2002
I stand corrected the commonly used grade for this route checks in at 5.11a thanks
|By aaron voreis|
Jun 14, 2003
The correct name for this route is Laughing Buddha, and the first ascent was made by Courtney Scales, owner of Gunnison Valley Adventure Guides.
|By Robbie Williams|
Mar 11, 2006
I believe the first ascent of this was done in the seventies. I just can't remember who. I am sure that Tom Pulaski or Jim Nigro would know.