Another hard DL eliminate, Good climbing just left of Bagatelle. Do the boulder problem between Bagatelle & the arete, then climb to the Bagatelle rest continuing up straight to finish left of Bagatelle
Pseudo Hawks nest
Bad gear, small RPs some blades. Best done as a TR.
Steve I never did get the route clean! I fell about 3 feet from the top, I got in a good stopper & peeled. It is a long and good story.
During the assent a very verbal and almost violent fight broke out. An unnamed Madison climbing started ranting about ethics. Rich Bechler had to remove him from the base of the route. Meanwhile I was off the rest stance on really shitty gear trying to concentrate with all this shit going on at the base of the route. As soon as I got in some good gear I just lost it and fell. I never when back up on lead. I realized the pinch block I put the wires and copper head in is pretty hollow and did not want to risk it.
that's my story! The short version of coarse.
I thought the photo was worth putting up! There are way to many TR photos on MP. Dave Groth
YO Dave G, That is a good story.Just what were you guys doing to arouse the ire of our young ethics policepunter from madison. Using chalk,sticky rubber,camming devices,head pointing,or heaven forbid...drugs and alchol??? OR did one of you clowns steal his girl friend? OR were you clowns just climbing better then the poor punter? And pray tell what was the lads name?