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Named, as this was Paul Ross's 500th first ascent.
Ranging from many in the UK to New Hampshire, Maine, Nevada, Min, Quebec, Morocco,and now the south western States. His first FA was in 1954. Many thanks to the team from Salt Lake. The climb is located at the back of the slabs on a previously unclimbed area with many more objectives. See approach.
P1)Climb into the crack in the very obvious corner,this is protected with cams to a bolt where the crack closes. From the bolt climb left of it on no more than dimples ,until a leap can be made to good holds on the right.Continue from here up flakes to double anchors.100' 5.11-.
P2)From belay move up to the right towards the slim crack groove up to the right to large block belays.50'5.5.
P3)Move into the indefinate crack and passed 2/3 bolts to double anchors at the summit.150'5.8+R
Three Finger Canyon area. Walk through the canyon and head up the open gully left of the impressive second buttress on the right (see photo of the walk). About 35 mins from the canyon mouth.When the foot of the face is reached head passed two right facing corners to the left facing corner of the climb. See Topo.
Cams up to 5", slings, two 60m ropes
Ross just below the 5.11 section . The chock stone...
Andrew with Lance on his turn at the corner
Lance at the crux
Lance preparing to leap right to quite good holds
Just after landing the jump.
What the $$@# is going on with these guys?
Andy on the crux
At this point Spiderman and another Andy arrived ...
Lance starting third pitch
Of course it was Spiderman pointing the way....
Lance higher on the 5.8+R pitch
The route A) Team 500.
The approach from Three Finger's
Early morning looking back at the entrance to Thre...
Start of it all 1953/4. This was a full rack of ge...
|By Ben Folsom|
Sep 21, 2010
Congrats Paul! That is fantastic.