(Shinzo Abe's) Third Arrow
||Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 4 pitches, 600', Grade III
|Consensus: ||WI4 M5 [details]|
|FA: ||Dave Wolf and Chris Sheridan|
|Page Views: ||174|
|Submitted By: ||Chris Sheridan on Aug 23, 2014|
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Dave Wolf following the last pitch of Shinzo Abe's...
After two decades of economic stagnation, Shinzo Abe came into office with a plan involving three strategies which he likened to arrows. Each one must be fired successively, and each one must hit its target. Without the final Third Arrow, the whole plan would fail.
The route shares the same first two pitches as Black and White
but then stays in the main gully system to finish with a final, climactic WI4 pitch.
Mixed rack with 5-6 screws.
The exciting cave exit on the first pitch of Shinz...
The line of Shinzo Abe's Third Arrow.
By Ben Collett
Aug 25, 2014
If following the path of least resistance in the gully, one can do an easy mixed traverse from the main gully into the runnel above the cave. To do this, look for the ledge on the right wall of the main gully that is about 20-30 feet higher than the cave feature out right.
By Dougald MacDonald
5 days ago
The steep final ice pitch is longer and harder than it looks from below. Can be WI4+ to WI5 in autumn conditions.