|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 45'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|FA:||Loran Smith Spring, 1986|
|Submitted By:||EDGE on Nov 3, 2012|
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From: Between Nederland and Boulder,
Nov 3, 2012
This route is written up in the 2012 Handren guide as "By the Way" 5.10a with a FA attributed to George Hurley and Mike Kahn, July 4, 2007.
The actual FA was done by Loran Smith in Spring of 1986 after a brief cleaning on rappel, and was repeated later that same week by Mack Johnson and Loran Smith who both graded it 5.9. The present day bolt was presumably placed in 2007, but originally the upper corner was protected by a long dong piton which I carried as a cleaning tool which was pounded in 1/3 length and tied off.
Named after Welton Pearson, potato & dairy farmer, Celtics fan, and my grandfather, who died the week before.
Jul 17, 2013
I reckon this is more difficult (harder 5.10ish) if go straight up the slab rather than heading left onto the arete near the top. Basically follow the direction of rope in the pictures.
It's a decent variation.